The Autumn Fairy

Time for another challenge at Crafts Galore Encore since it is the first of the new month. This month our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy and I got to work with this lovely lady called Autumn Fairy. I had never worked with any of Fabrika Fantasy's stamps before, so this was a first for me.

Because of all the detail in this image, I opted to go for a 5x7 card here. I imported her into Silhouette Studio and sized her accordingly to fit into my 5x7 rectangle in the software. I filled the rectangle with the toadstool paper from the Pumpkin Delight collection by We Are 3 Digital Shop and adjusted the hue of the paper to make it more yellow based and also reduced the opacity to make it lighter. I also included a digital sentiment from the Magical Sparkle collection. Once my design was completed, I printed it out on Daler-Rowney Drawing paper.

I colored the fairy with my Prismacolor colored pencils. Thanks to my mermaid lesson with Kit And Clowder, I was able to color her face better than I had colored faces before. She needed to be a redhead since she is an Autumn Fairy after all. I completed the leaves and flowers around her with glitter and metallic gel pens. Unfortunately the pretty sparkle cannot be captured on a picture.

Once she was colored, I trimmed the paper down. While I usually return even rectangular designs to the Silhouette, I had decided in the meantime that I wanted a small white border showing and so I trimmed it on my paper trimmer.

The Crafts Galore Encore challenge is always Anything Goes and you have a whole month to enter your project. We love to see what you make, so please share with us.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Fabrika Fantasy's Autumn Fairy digi
We Are 3's Pumpkin Delight digital paper
We Are 3's Magical Sparkle sentiment collection

Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Glitter and metallic gel pens from my stash

1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

Martha Stewart Score Board
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  1. It is a lovely card and your coloring is lovely. One day I'm going to take a pencil coloring class. I'm heading for Boot Camp with Jenn Dove in Oct to lean more about Copics. I think taking any class that will better our coloring is beneficial and boosts our confidence. [Bunny]

  2. A pretty card Monica. Lovely background and wonderful image xx

  3. Hi, Monica! Your coloring with PC pencils is spectacular! I love those autumnal colors - something you and I don't get to really enjoy, except on paper! Beautiful card creation. I hope you are safe from Dorian, and that there is not too much in the way of flooding in your area. Bunny is in an "iffy" area, just 6 blocks from the beach. I hope she will not suffer too much in the way of flood damage. hugs, de

  4. Your coloring is magnificent, Monica! Love that you made her a redhead. Your background is superb and I know it took some effort but it's absolutely perfect for that image. Beautifully done.

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous. the skin tones are absolutely perfect. Beautiful, beautiful coloring!

  6. Wow, this is a really gorgeous card! I love how you use your pencils to create such a magnificent piece! So beautiful!!

  7. Gorgeous card and image is beautifully coloured -a beautiful Autumn card
    Carol x

  8. gorgeous card Monica, congrats!
    have a great day :)

  9. Stunning colours MOnica, love this gorgeous image and the way you brought her into life with your colours.xx

  10. Such a stunning card! I love her titian hair and her skin is gorgeous! x

  11. WOW! Perfect coloring, I envy such great skills :-) I also admire your skills of combining images and backgrounds on your computer. Great project, Monica