Friday 19 March 2010

Dark Royalty

Still working my way through the sweet pea stamps lol! This one is Dark Royalty and doesnt she look regal so I thought its only fitting she have regal colours :D

The challenge this week over at I Love Promarkers is a sketch and to not use patterned papers, imagine my joy as theres nothing more satisfying than making your own backgrounds :D
You just KNOW the first thing I reached for was starburst stains! For this background I used a puddling method so paint on a base layer (I used baby blue eyes blue, I did want to use bachelor blue but Ive run out!) I dried it with DD's hairdryer which is quite fierce but wont scorch the paper which a heat gun can. Then I used Sweet Violet Purple Teal putting on puddles and blowing it across the card. NB: Dont put the hairdryer/heat gun close or it will blow right off the card, keep it at a distance to gently blow it across.
That colour is purple/violet and when you tilt the card it turns teal. I also used some Jazzy Jivin purple for more depth of the purple and kept adding the blue until I was happy with the background.

I then used one of Tracey Coates' ickle fairies from her Starburst Fairies stamp plate and stamped and embossed using Moonglow Midnight Teal embossing powder. I have to tell you this is my most favouritest embossing powder in the entire universe :D It is black but tilt it and it is teal. I have most of the midnight ones, I'm so spoilt now I can't go back to regular black EP's and have been using these for years!
I've then coloured the fairy wings in with a sakura stardust pen in clear for sparkle and thats my background :)

Onto the image which is Dark Royalty by Sweet Pea Stamps. I've coloured her with promarkers, the colour list is probably MOST of them but I'll try and remember!

Tail is done with mulberry going into maroon then amethyst, aubergine,cornflower and prussian.
Hair is cool aqua, duck egg, turquoise, marine and petrol
Wings are mulberry, maroon, cornflower, prussian, cool aqua, duck egg, amethyst and aubergine.
Skin is almond, ivory, blush, vanilla, oatmeal and sandstone and cool grey 3 for shadows
Eyes are amethyst and violet
Flowers are lime zest, grass and emerald. The flowers are painted with an orange H2O which was watered down for the yellowy bits.

Background of the image is also painted with H2O's using a pink, purple and blue.
Card is mounted on holographic paper and Lucky Shamrock Green starburst stains.

I've gone over some areas with a copic spica clear pen to add sparkle and then other areas with a sakura stardust pen in clear which isnt entirely clear, its a bit silvery but I wanted those bits to stand out more.

As Cilla would say I had a Lorra Lorra fun with this one :D

Entering this into:

I Love Promarkers - Sketch and own background
Flutterby Wednesday - Use the color green and/or shamrocks. Not sure if its passable but I did use green and its called Lucky Shamrock green (does that count lol!)
Challenge up your life - Flower
Ooh-la-la - Anything goes

(I'll try and pop a daylight pic on when I get chance!)
This is the card tilted so you can see the starburst stains change colour and the teal of the embossing powder.

You can see the sparkly bits in this lol!


Angela said...

This is just beautiful!! Love this and your coloringis awesome!!

Stamping Susi said...

The colors are great, I love the way, you colored her!

Beckie said...

Your work always leaves me speachless. Another stunning card. xx

Randi said...

Totally stunning Sweet Pea creation!! I love these dark dramatic colors you used! Such gorgeous coloring!! Love it!
Thanks for playing along with FBW this week!

Teresa said...

I love the effects on your card it looks like foil so beautiful.
luv Teresa xx

Julie said...

A beautiful card. I love the effects of the starburst stains, I must use mine more often. A fab image, and coloured so well. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Julie x

hazel said...

Great card and great colours. I love it. xxx Hazel.

Karen said...

Oh this is really lovely, love the background, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

cockney blonde said...

WOW love the colouring on this Vix. So rich and vibrant, x

Carol Q said...

love what you do with these stamps. so clever!

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Anonymous said...

You really have took a shine to these fairy's...I love the dark colours.

Wonderfully created!!!


Wendi said...

Absolutly gorgeous such dramatic colours and perfect colouring
thank you fo sharing with us at ooh la la

Diane said...

This is beautiful work, Vix!
Diane x

Josephine said...

I knew it would turn out looking gorgeous! It was interesting to see where you get your inspiration from too.

WeirdCat said...

A gorgeous card, fab colouring as usual,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers
Ruth x

Anne said...

Fantastic!!! Stunning colouring and gorgeous card! My friend and I have just started a new weekly theme blog for Sweet Pea Stamps here you might be interested in! Hope to see you there! :o) xx

LISA said...

What a lovely card, I love the colours you've used and the image is great. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ ProMarkers

biggi-al said...

A lovely card - thanks for joining us at CUYL.