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Friday, 6 November 2009

Christmas Fairy ATC


I fell in love with the Xmas Fairy stamp set from PaperArtsy as soon as I saw it (Nut & Meg 6 - SINM6).  The whimsical fairy is adorable with her big eyes and pretty wings.

I made a few ATCs using the fairy - ie, got her to distress the backgrounds up a bit with some acrylic paint, dye based inks - she then stamped a few random circles in a contrasting colour and stencilled though a bit of sequin waste - her finishing touch was a generous spray of Glimmer Mist (Marshmellow colour) - or maybe she used some of her own fairy dust!

She asked me to make her a little heart - how could I refuse?  I stamped onto some metal sheet with the heart from the stamp set, embossed it and coloured with some alcohol inks - luckily the colours were a fairy....I mean fairly good match with the background colours.  I stuck the heart down with some E6000.


I think she likes the end result, although is looking a bit green and blue around the gills - must be all those alcohol ink fumes!

(oops forgot to say I rubber stamped the fairy herself onto some tissue paper and adhered her to the background with Liquitex gel medium before the Glimmer Mist was applied) 

(oops, oops - that's like PPS - forgot to mention her wings - how could I!  They are quite sparkly in real life - made by sprinkling some Pearl-Ex mica powder onto the Liquitex gel medium while it was still wet)

8 comments:

Jan said...

Isn't she gorgeous! Love the stamp and love what you've done with it.

Viv's Visuals said...

She's lovely!! I unfortunately had to buy lots of Paperartsy stamps today at the NEC.... Maureen made me!!!!

Belinda said...

She's so pretty Sherry, love the heart.

Maureen said...

Love her Sherry and don't you believe that Viv, she needed no encouragement!!

Deborah said...

She is so pretty. PaperArtsy stamps are amazing.

Pattie said...

Shes beautiful,caught my eye...love fairies,lovely stamp,I promised myself i wouldnt buy any more stamps lol.......ummmmm
you did a great job on her Sherry !!

Hane said...

I just love that Angel ! It is really a gute one ! Well done, Sherry ;o)

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Love this, Sherry! So cute!