Friday, September 3, 2010

Break out the Glitter at Wags 'n Whiskers!

Happy Friday stampers!! What a scorcher of a week we've had here in Southwestern Ontario. I am so done with hot humid weather. Bring on fall!!! lol This is also the last weekend of summer break for the's back to school next week! Our son Nathan is going into Grade 12 and our daughter Ainsleigh will be starting Grade 5...I cannot believe how fast they are growing up.

Well, we're back to having weekly challenges at Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps after a bit of a summer break. This week, our "Glitter" challenge is brought to us by the lovely Tracey. So break out your pretty glitters, Stickles, sparkle pens and glittery papers and lets get crafty!

The recently released Wags 'n Whiskers Fairies are just perfect for this Glitter challenge...after all, every fairy needs some sparkle you know. I pulled out cute little Hannah and stamped her out on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink. After colouring her with my Copic markers, I added an abundance of my absolute favourite glittery accessory...Stardust Stickles! (although, it's not quite showing up as much in this picture) Hannah's outfit was paper-pieced, but I added additional shading with my markers to create some dimension. I decided to make a tag this week which is something I seldom do. I'm thinking I will have to start doing this more often, as it's a great way to use up some of your little scraps of paper. The little flowers from K&Company were also "Stickled". The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. The pretty pink ribbon is May Arts silk ribbon (LOVE this stuff!) and it is available at Lacey's store Stamp and Create.

Copics: Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E11, E13, E17, E18, E19, E37, E59, Y23 (so many markers!lol) Wings: RV000, BG000, BG11

I recently received an email from a reader (Hi Patricia!!) asking me what colours I use for colouring red hair. To be honest, I rarely colour my images as redheads. I have attempted it a couple of times, but have never been happy with the result. So, I asked Patricia for a bit of time to play with some combination before answering her question. I am fairly happy with Hannah's hair, although it's still more auburn than red...I need to practice more. I also broke one of my big rules...I put cute little redheaded Hannah in pink...GASP! My family and friends know that I have issues with redheads wearing pink...I still pester my mom about dressing me in pink as a little girl, lol. Don't get me wrong, I love pink! Just not on redheaded me. lol

We'd love to have you join in our challenge this week! Just make sure to use a Wags 'n Whiskers Stamp (you can find them HERE) on your project and you could be the lucky winner of a brand new WnW stamp! Hop on over the the Wags 'n Whiskers Blog to see the gorgeous glittery creations by the rest of the design team!

Oh, if you have not entered my BLOG CANDY yet, you have until 11:59 EST tonight! I will be announcing the winner on my Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps post tomorrow...check out THIS post to enter!

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends, and I hope to see you back tomorrow!



Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps "Hannah", Kraftin' Kimmie Sentiment "Let The Fairy In You Fly"
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento, Distress Ink in Bundled Sage, Copic markers
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, K&Company flowers, May Arts silk ribbon


Tasha said...

Wow so beautiful. The colours are gorgeous, they look so pretty together. what an adorable image
love tasha xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning Fairy tag Melanie!! Your coloring is d bomb as always. Love the glitter and the addition of the flowers. Beautiful design! You rocked this weeks challenge.
Have a great weekend!

Kristen said...

Oh Melanie, she is GORGEOUS! Love your creation!

Stampvanwinkle said...

So Cute Melanie, Love the colors.



Crystal said...

Melanie this is BEAUTIFUL I JUST love this sweet image and your tag is FABULOUS!

Patricia said...

Hi Melanie your coloring is amazing and the hair looks wonderful. Thanks for your help you're so sweet. =P

Lacey Stephens said...

Never a bad image from you!! LOVE her red hair!! Even mixed with pink (wink)!! I hope the kids had a good time at their first day back to school!