Monday, May 2, 2011

Pergamano Fairies 2

I don't even know where to begin with this story but I'm so excited to share my card with you today! It all started with a the illusion of rain drop created on the School Girl card I colored last week. Then one thing led to another and before we know it, Zoe and I had challenged each other to a super duper double dog dare!

The dare was color raindrops or dew drops using ONLY Copic markers... no masking and not even the use of a white gel pen! It's about time a challenge was actually challenging and this one tops the cake! I loved the excitement and I have been on edge with anticipation to see Zoe's card. The hardest part was figuring out the refraction and where to keep the white spots open.

Here's a close up of the results. I used a fairy stamp from Pergamano and sat her on top of a mushroom from Whiff of Joy using a mask to get one stamped on the other. I first colored the dewdrops then went back in and colored the rest. You can click on the picture for a larger view... but I cross my heart I didn't use the gel pen. ;D

I have another one finished using a different technique and I'll post that one tomorrow along with a few tips on how I colored them. Even now, I see a few things I can do differently and and need to study more. I need to work on the light source and color. For example, the drops on the edges of the images should be a different color. I might try another one before the week is over. ;D Hope you enjoyed it and don't forget to check out Zoe's amazing creation!!

I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge#138 (fairies)
Going Grey with Scrap Creations Challenge #26 (flowers)
The Stamping Boutique Challenge #5 (winged things)
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge #3 (flowers)
Stampavie and More Challenge #139 (pearls)

Main Stamp:
Fairies 2 (P) and Large Mushroom (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Stella & Rose Mabel (MME)
Chipboard: Flower Leaf Swirls (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven and Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Lace

Copic Markers colored on Neenah Super Smooth Paper:
-skin tone: E0000, E000, E00, E21, R11, R12
-squirl: E31, E23, E25, E57, E59
-mushroom: 0, E1, E42, E43, E44, E47
-hair: YR12, YR15, YR18, YR21
-wings: E50, E51, E53, E55
-dress: BG70, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78
-grass: BG99, YG61, YG63, YG67

Did you know? Dew is water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed objects in the morning or evening. As the exposed surface cools by radiating its heat, atmospheric moisture condenses at a rate greater than that at which it can evaporate, resulting in the formation of water droplets. When temperatures are low enough, dew takes the form of ice; this form is called frost.


  1. You and Zoe have totally rocked these droplets, stunning! I am so amazed at the talent of the two of you and now have been encouraged after seeing this to start following/ stalking your blog, lol
    Brilliant work, positively genius

  2. INCREDIBLE!!! They look AMAZING!! I love love love. This was THE BEST challenge ever (so far). We are totally going to have to do this more often. I learned sooo much from this. There are so many things I would do differently now. But I must say, boy I wished I had have had the white gel pen!! hahaaa

  3. All Hail Barbara, Queen of the Copics.

    Oh wow!I have been following your super duper double dog dare from the start and didnt really know what to expect, but wow Barbara you are amazing I wouldnt have even known where to start. Those drops jump right of the page at you.

    Off to check out Zee now.

    hugs Beccy x

  4. What are you two like ... This card is amazing and the colour choice is just yummy. The inspiration you both give out is tremendous.
    Hugs Shirl x x

  5. hahaha - I am back admiring again!! I just LOVE the way you dropped your shadows. I am going to try that next time. And I just read your comment - NO WAY! They are both equally amazing and thus I announce - no winners. :)

  6. Barbara! It's just fantastic! I don't know how you resisted the temptation of the white gel pen, but you didn't need it... you managed an awesome job without :) Both are outstanding. My hat's off to you two!

    Hugs, Meesh. xx

  7. Sooooooooooooo gorgeous coloring!!

  8. Great job..I am impressed with your dew drops.

  9. this is gorgeous! i loved the banter back and forth between you two while you challenged eachother. this is amazing. i'm totally bowing down to the 2 copic goddesses. :D

  10. INCREDIBLE doesn't begin to describe it! You are an inspiration hun. Hugs, Maria

  11. BOWING TO THE QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!


    I AM IN AWE!!! IN AWE WOMAN!!! What have you done is so dimensional.It feels liek you want to catch those drops of water!!!!!


  12. Wow this is soo stunning hun!

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenges for this weeks challenge and we hope to see you again next time!

    Kitty xx

  13. STUNNING Barbara, you and Zoe are two talented ladies, gorgeous colouring and those droplets are just perfect, take careX:)

  14. Wow,you and Zoe have really nailed those drops!! And it's so very hard to decide who did the best work. I'd say a tie,definitely!!
    I'm humled at your talent,and will definitely be a follower from today!!
    Keep up the great work.
    Hugs from Norway

  15. stunning colouring and very beautiful card, Barbara, I love everything about it!
    hugs, Alina

  16. OMG - I'm beyond impressed. This is absolutely stunning ... You've challenged me now to give it a go. LOVE how it looks! Thanks so VERY much for sharing with us over at The Stamping Boutique


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