Enchanted fairies…

Posted by Catherine on March 25, 2009

…for a fairy happy birthday!

Hi everyone!  I’m back and I’m CER-TI-FIED! Copic Certified that is! 

Yesterday was the Copic Certification course and I made the two hour trek over to Brampton to play with markers!  It was so funny, when I booked the day off and my co-workers were asking me where I was going or what I’d be doing, I was like…oooh you know…*coughs* colouring *coughs* HAHAHAHA…some people just don’t get it.

Anywho, I was a teeny, tiny bit late getting into the class due to the insane amount of traffic I had to weave through…*sighs* if you were on the 401 yesterday and saw a black Honda with a crazy little asian driver at the wheel looking slightly deranged, that might have been me!  If the crazy little asian driver looking slightly deranged had ink stains on the fingers that were gripping the wheel in a death grip, that really WAS me! HAHAHAHA…

So the class went very well!  It was so informative and really got to the background of Copics and the nitty gritty of the right papers and inks and techniques!  You can’t get any better than having Marianne Walker walk around to each of your tables to demonstrate each individual technique!  I definitely have a lot to practice, but after the class, I’m definitely not as intimidated by the markers as I once was!  Now where’s MY COPIC BLINKIE!? *LOL*

The other day was a very bad day for me too.  I was baaaad!

Studio G Series 28

Wood Mounted


Studio G Series 27

*SQUEALS* They are so.freaking.CUTE!  I’d roll all over them and throw them up in the air à la Demi Moore in that one movie, however, like my Stickles, my Studio G’s like to be un-rolled on – I imagine the wouldn’t stamp as well…

So before my hubby could get bent out of shape about the purchase (he still doesn’t really know about it actually…what’s a marriage without a little mystery in it to keep it exciting!? *LOL) I turned around and USED them! ALREADY! I know!!!  Avid Studio G collector I am no more! I am a Studio G USER!  Join me, won’t you?

Inside of the card says: "Have a fairy happy birthday!"

Close up view

Oh I *LOVE* those fairies!  I love the WHOLE set!  I LOVE Studio G’s! *hyperventillating*  HAHAHAHA…you just can NOT go wrong with this set…it’s so whimsical and fancy free, plus there are also some cute images in it for a more cutesy look!

I used SCS sketch challenge SC220 for the basic idea for the card idea – twisted it around a little bit, but the spiritof the sketch is there!  To add to the woodsy, foresty, fairy feel, I pulled out my glossy cardstock and alcohol inked my background.  I ran out of the felt for my ink applicator tool, so I used the foam and it worked just as well.  Using Lettuce and Eggplant on my foam applicator, I randomly stomped on my glossy carstock until the entire cardstock was inked.  I turned to my wonderful blending solution and soaked my foam blending tool and dabbed that all over my inked carstock to create some wonderful effects with the ink that was already laid down.  But I wasn’t done yet!  Next, I squirted Stickles and Glitz Stickles in Patina and another colour I can’t remember and I blended that wonderful glitterlicious goodness ALL OVER to create an awesome glittered, alcohol inked background.  It’s GOOOOOR-JUS! 

Next, I stamped my Enchanted stamp into versamark and then covered it with wonderfully smooth, rich, creamy Versamagic ink and heat embossed for the raised look on my oval nestability shape.  I left the die on the shape while I chalked around the perimeter.

Lastly, my wonderful fairies got a little treat of what I learned from my Copic class and the blending techniques.  They’re so tiny you can’t really see it, but I also heat embossed them too to make them REALLY stand out and I shimmered them up with some shimmer from my Sakura glitter pens.  A little pop-dots and they were soaring all over my card!

That’s pretty much the basics of how I got my card together!  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me!

All hyperlinked products and materials are from Pez-a-Doodle Designs

Stamps: Studio G (Series 27)
Ink: Alcohol Ink (Lettuce, Eggplant), Versamark Watermark Pad, Versamagic
Medium: Copic Markers
Embellishments: Stickles/Glitz Stickles, Rhinestones, Sakura Glitter Gel Pens
Tools: Foam ink applicator, Blending Solution, pop-dots, embossing puff



13 Responses to “Enchanted fairies…”

  1. jamie said

    wow, look at all those stamps! great find

  2. Cheryl said

    How funny I love your story about your copic cert. lol, and the driving!! 🙂

    WOW is right with all those stamps, you were very bad!!!LOL

    Well im sure you will have a ton of fun stamping:)

    Also love your fairy card, very pretty!!!


  3. Great card and great stamps. Where did you get the stash from Catherine? I don’t have a Michaels remotely close anymore, and I know that Marti Sells some of them… Ah the envy!

  4. Robin McK said

    LOL! I got your comment on my blog! Wow, look at the blending on that fairy! Very nice! You really went crazy with the Studio G shopping, huh? *jealous*

  5. Michelle said

    ROTFL – I’m vacationing in New Mexico…not 1 Asian in site – haaaaaaaaaaaa…. Love it – congrats on being a Copic pro…just another thing to add to your papercrafting/online resume…you know, the one that some people don’t get 😉 Ohhhh I am in Studio G WONDERLUST!!!

  6. Oh my gosh, look at all those stamps!! Adorable card, too!

  7. pezadoodle said

    just love this card!! the blending on the fairies, the wings, too cool!!!!!

  8. Capadia said

    Congrats on the Copic certification – I am trying to stay away from that but the more I see the more I am tempted…. Your fairies look great and you sure did get a lot of new stamps!

  9. christina said

    Ohhh I’ve yet to see hose fairies! Too freaking adorable!

  10. Jamie said

    What a load of stamps!!! Lovin’t he faries card, too!

  11. Ann said

    The fairy card is great! I’m so jealous of you getting to take the Copic certification class. And driving on the 401 is enough to give anyone a death grip. We try to stay off it when possible.

  12. Rachel said

    Just came across this blog and can I say I am so IMPRESSED with the stuff you create! Your creations are some of the best…..from one artist to another FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  13. Marie Bingaman said

    I have been looking for those durn cupcake stamps at the Micheal’s around here, and do you think I can find them?? NO!!!! Lucky you for getting them…and so many too! 🙂

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