Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fly Fairy

Here's a little chalk coloring for a change. Heather Scott had a great tutorial on coloring with chalks in the March 2011 CardMaker magazine. I decided to try her technique and was in a vintage mood so I picked the Fly Fairy stamp set from The Angel Company for the card. I first stamped and colored the fly fairy. The photo doesn't do her justice as the wings look like stained glass with purples and teals and blues and oranges and gold but you get the idea. 
Next came the background - how to highlight the image??? I adore the speckles and vintage bicycle background stamps in the set so went to town. Those stamps mixed with cognac and haystack palette inks along with burnt umber and some sponges, led to a great vintagey card, don't you think?
And, carrying the background into the inside of the card created a great "frame" for the message. So, there it is - my chalk vintage card. Go pull out your chalks, a couple of inks and a stamp set with good background images and try one of your own! Have fun!!

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