Fairy and Little Butterfly in Whimsical Garden


Please meet my Fairy and Little Butterfly in Whimsical Garden artwork, she is the 3rd one of my Fairy Fae series and most certainly my favorite of all (please don’t tell the other ones)

How did I create this image? As my usual routine, I turned to Silhouette Studio with the same idea as the other fairies.  This time I combined Tiddly Inks Fairy Fae Catches a Star and Make it Crafty Whimsical Flowers in Silhouette Studio (both new, used for the first time! how exciting!), then outlined the little butterfly from the background image as well as the fairy and had my Silhouette cutter complete the intricate cuts — please check out my very first tutorial on how to use digital images. And of course, there’s another tutorial on how to work with more complex digital images. Once prints and cuts were complete, I colored the fairy on the main image with C7 Copic marker to give a good shadow effect to the image that gets placed on top. If you like this hair coloring technique, please take a look at my tutorial: Coloring Hair with Copic Markers 1.1

Once coloring is complete, I usually highlight some parts with Fiskars glitter gel pens or glitter glue to add a little extra glow, which looks beautiful in natural light. This time I used mica fragments on the wings over clear glue — gorgeous glow in light. Then the main image is placed on foam squares to add to the 3D effect even more and even make it look like moving (wings can move actually). The little butterfly is also resting on a foam squares to stand out beautifully. Once all together, the artwork goes inside a beautiful white frame and voila!

Please remember that I am always happy to personalize the artwork with a name, a quote or a special message, endless options really. Also, colors are always customizable options, after all Copic Markers come in 358 different colors!

Please visit my Etsy Store and  Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images. 

I am also posting more detailed photos below, please check them out too.

hugs, Rita

* artwork is available to purchase at Son of a Bean Coffee House


The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Dress and yellow of flowers: Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08, Y17
Flowers and Butterfly: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08
Green: YG03, YG11, YG67, G99 (still my favorite combinations for sure)

I’m entering her in the following challenges (not entered to all listed, some challenge I’m just keeping so I can remember to check the wonderful artworks):
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #62 Use Embellishments 
– Tiddly Inks Challenge Tags
– Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
– Make It Monday #174 Challenge 
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge Anything but a Card
– Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge# 69 Bling it Up
– Alphabet Challenge Z for Zesty Colors
– Divas By Design Challenge
– 7 Kids College Funds Anything Goes
– Cute Cards #306 Something New
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 56 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge 
– Keep it Simple! Challenge# 32 Square
– Crafting When We Can Challenge# 61 Recipe
– Love to Scrap #22 Tag, You’re It!
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #71 Use a Doily
– Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
– Card Making Mamas Move it Challenge
– Brown Sugar Challenge # 79 Feathers
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge#204 CAS
– Sweet Stampin’ Favorite Style
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes
– One Stitch At A Time White + 1


17 thoughts on “Fairy and Little Butterfly in Whimsical Garden

  1. Really adorable!! I’m not even blink. LOL.
    Lovely scene. And love that mica fragment you used on her wings. Your colouring is amazing!!
    So glad you drop this by at Crafty Sentiments. Hope seeing you again in the next challenges 🙂
    Hugs, Mikha

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