Stampin’ Up! Fairy Celebration Stamp Set
There are over 250 stamp sets in the new catalogue but the Fairy Celebration set just jumped right out at me when I first flipped through. I am not sure why – I am not usually attracted to line stamps because they need colouring and that is not one of my skill sets. It is also not my ‘style’ of stamp, usually I am attracted to floral images, that make it easy to create texture.
But this stamp set is super cute and full of whimsy. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive as I just wanted to play with it – not to create samples for a class – just relax, experiment and play. And how rewarding it was.
My big brown box (BBB) arrived early this morning, full of ‘new stuff’, and I immediately rummaged through looking for my two favourites, Baby Bear and Fairy Celebration.
This frame from the cheap shop was just perfect for what I had in mind. It is unusual but I really didn’t picture this stamp set being used for many cards, but rather as something framed as a gift. I can’t wait to share this project with a little girl in my life.
And just remember: “all it takes is love, trust and a little bit of fairy dust”…….
So how did I create this Fairy Celebration scene?
Using a 4″ x 6″ watercolour paper, I stamped the two images and the sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink, making sure that the stamps were well inked up. Using an Aqua Painter (fine tip) I water-coloured each of the images. On a couple of images (leaves and flowers) I blended two colours together to create the desired tone.
Using Smoky Slate Ink (as pale as I could make it) and the Aqua Painter, I added some dimension under some of the images to make them ‘jump’ off the page. Using sponge daubers I lightly sponged some colour onto the background. I then stamped some fairy dust onto the background (for this technique I used the clear Wink of Stella, applied directly to the stamp – stamp does need to be immediately cleaned after using this technique). I also added some Wink of Stella to both sets of fairy wings.
For further information for the products used in today’s project, just click on the items below to view in my Online Store. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don’t already have one and live in Australia. All these products can be purchased through my online shop or ordered through me. Please allow Demonstrator contact when ordering online so I can thank you properly. Stamp sets used in this project may be available in other mount options (wood-mount, clear-mount or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used.