Using Saturated Canary’s Pixie Nerd
. We were very kindly provided with a discount code so we could play along for less, and for that I thank Krista! it is a fantastic image, I love it to death already!
The colouring class was a quick overview of colouring a whole image instead of the courses which are more in depth. I’m very much considering saving up for a course as I have already learnt so much from an 80 min session (of which some was talking over things)
It took me most of the afternoon to colour , as it was colour combinations I had never used before . I had another lady to thank for the colour combos used as I didn’t have copics, and couldn’t work out the corresponding colours.
After colouring her I made her into this awesome shadow box card – for this I adapted a tutorial from the rubber cafe
but first the colouring – I coloured the image as best as I could, adapting the copic strokes to work with promarkers. In the more delicate detailing I used fine nibs. When she was all coloured, I used watercolours to surround the image. this was in shades of purple, blue and ochre.
The box card I finished off by adding two strips of purple glitter cardstock to the edges of the box card and one of my spellbinders oriental edging strip die cuts behind that edge (same on both sides)
I used Samaflora
tiny roses and some die cut petals in the bottom corners, a purple glittered butterfly edging strip cut on my scan n cut at the top , and there are 4 cheery lynne tiny butterflies dotted around too. the trails are actually the waste from the wing cut outs !
the image is mounted on a mauvey purple irridescent paper inside the back panel of the shadow box . I didn’t want to put too much overlapping the edges of the ‘frame’ as it is a detailed image and I didn’t want to detract from it at all.
thank you so much to everyone that gave me pointers , and to Alyce of Kit and Clowder who was fantastically helpful too!
this is one card I will NOT be parting with!
Lots of Love, Rachel