Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Some Odd Dandelion Fairy

My stampy friend and I are starting a monthly stamp camp.  For my technique this month, I wanted to teach coloring with Copics.  Some Odd Girl recently had a non-traditional hair challenge (which I won! w00t!).  

A few weeks ago, I submitted MAL: Queen of the Entire Freakin' Universe for Unity Stamp Co's Friends with Flair Friday.  One of the dresses in this stamp set has feathers.  I colored them like peacock feathers and loved it.

So, when I saw Some Odd Girl's non-traditional hair challenge, I *really really* wanted to do peacock hair, but I was out of town and had limited resources, so my "wild hair" wasn't so wild.  I still wanted to do the peacock hair.  It sounded great in my head and I needed to see it on paper.  I figured, if it looks good, then I can use it as a sample for stamp camp!  I picked up Some Odd Girl's Dandelion Fairy because I thought she would be perfect for the job! I'm actually really happy with how it turned out:

I wanted to do a simple card, because I didn't want anything to take away from the hair.  Turns out, my simple card took for.ever!

The card base is Papertrey Ink's White Cardstock.  The polka dot pattern paper is from DCWV's dots, plaids, and stripes paper pack.  The yellow is Recollections.  For the clouds, I actually used Papertrey Ink's Tree Tops die.  I die cut a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask. Then used Tim Holt's new Salty Ocean distress ink [not shown on his website] to distress the paper around it to create the sky and clouds, fading toward the bottom.  I created the shadows on the clouds using Copics C1, C2, and C3.  The shading technique was outlined in Some Odd Girl's Facebook Fun Day Tutorial.  Then I just cut two corner pieces in the yellow and applied them to the empty corners.

The big cloud on the bottom is again Papertrey Ink's Tree Tops die.  It makes a great cloud!  I started following the tutorial and hand drawing the clouds.  I didn't like it.  Then I remembered that I got a QuicKutz cloud die *way* back in the day.  As I was searching the die bin for it, I came across the Tree Top die and thought, "Hmph.  Who'da thunk?  That totally looks like a cloud!"  I cut the trunk off and voila!   

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Dreams set.

The sun is from Papertrey Ink's Back Pocket Basics stamped in Stampin' Up!'s Crushed Curry [retired].  Again, the little clouds are QuicKutz dies [which, I bought a long time ago and can't find].

So, now on to Dandelion Fairy.  I colored her using Copics:

Hair: BV08, B26, BG18, and YG06.  I did not blend at all.  I wanted it really streaky.
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R81 [Skin is by far my *least* favorite thing to color]
Dress/Shoes: YG09. YG07, E57, E55, B29, B28, and B24. 
Wings: BV01, BV000
Dandelion: YG09, YG07, C2

So...there you have it.  She's a little unorthodox, but I think she rocks it!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Amazing! Love the hair and the clouds (great use of the dies there!) Even though I can't make camp I want the tutorial on this one!



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