I love this fairy image, but I haven't used it recently. I was however pleasantly surprised when I found that my sister still keeps a birthday card I made with this fairy in green years ago.
Yesterday, I decided to use it again. For the arrangement, I took the sketch from sketchsaturday. The colours just happened. Ok, they are probably a *little* inspired by chocolate. And even though one might think brown is a boring colour for a card, there are many different shades of brown that make it look quite interesting. And the little bit of orange and yellow fits perfectly for making it a bit brighter alltogether. In the end, I added a little fairy dust - little blue dots to make the background a little bit more vivid.
The very last piece however, was the rose that is actually rather the result of my silliness. When I clean the remains of sharpening my coloured pencils, I use the vacuum cleaner on the floor, and a paintbrush on my papers. This time I thought I'd save a little time using the vacuum cleaner on m desk, too. Needless to say, it didn't work as planned. Instead of removing the coloured pencils stuff only, it tried to eat my newly painted fairy, leaving an ugly crinkle that I had to cover up.
After the initial shock, anger and a few bad words, I figured a rose would do. It might not fit perfctly, but it's better than colouring the image once again ;)Guess I was lucky that the cronkle was in a peripheral part, but I sure learned my lesson: don't even think vacuum cleaner would work on paper. Ever. But of course I knew that. I knew that all the way, I just don't know why I tried it anyway.
Another thing I realized: evn though I always considered brown to be a colour for masculine cards, I now see that it can be a great for girlie ones, too.
challenges:- abc-challenge: X for Xtra special
- 4craftychicks: fairies
- meljen's design: hot chocolate
- robynsfetishchallengeblog: things with wings
- craftysentiments: 2 or more papers
- papertakeweekly: soooo girly
- dreamvalleychallenges: anything goes
- milkcoffeechallenge: hand color image