Sunday, 2 May 2021

Summer Fairy by Fabrika Fantasy for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends on the 2nd of May, 2021

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for the fifth challenge of 2021 for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:

The sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize ~ 3 images

I chose the digital stamp Summer Fairy from Fabrika Fantasy which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card in a grey setting so that you can't see the outline (in retrospect, I should have left it darker!). I have used my paper cutter to cut around my image, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
  • eyes - BG45, BG57, BG49, 100
  • eyeshadow - B06, clear Wink of Stella
  • lips - RV55, RV66, clear Wink of Stella
  • cherries - R11, R37, R59, RV99, YG00, G17, clear Wink of Stella
  • apple - R11, R35, R37, R59
  • leaves - G03, G17, G29
  • peaches - YR12, YR15, YR18
  • pears - YG03, YG63, Y26, E44
  • blackberries - BV25, B29, G94, G99
  • rubies on necklace - R37, R39, clear Wink of Stella
  • branches - E44, E47
  • bowl - E43, E44
  • butterflies - B12, B14, B16, clear Wink of Stella, black glitter pen (the one at the top also has the green from the leaves as an undercoat!)
  • dress - V22, V25, V28, purple glitter pen

I have adhered the coloured image on to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes. The background is actually a combination of a few different classes.

I have to say, part way through colouring this image I was thinking, why did I choose this one!? Especially as I chose to print it grey so that it was effectively no lines colouring. But I am always up for a challenge with my colouring (Alyce has taught us this!), so I am happy I stuck with it and am really pleased with the results, even though I coloured one of the butterflies as leaves to start and I had an issue with a leaking pen. I eventually drew some inspiration from Jackie who coloured this image in 2019 for Colour Crazy Challenge. Thanks Jackie!

Here are a couple of close-ups of the colouring - in the first photo, my E39 pen leaked! But I was able to cover it up :)

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 15th of May, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 2nd of May, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #156.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Classic Design Challenge May #5 - May Anything Goes 
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #49 - May Anything Goes plus optional twist of Layering

Thanks for looking!


  1. Hey hun, I think she looks great with no lines. I always think if you walk away & look again in a few days it always looks better lol!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. This is fabulous! I love your coloring! Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Joy