Monday, July 20, 2015

Oh, how I love those things with wings!

I'm kind of excited to show off my newest creation today.
I made this card for the new challenge at 
I am a fan of many a winged beast, fae, or foe.
I really love me a good pixie, though.

I chose to work with the Pixie Kawaii Fairy with Big Hair
Surprisingly, I have had this image for quite a while and this
is the very first time I have colored her up. I am kind of bummed
that the photo shows her face so red. I can assure you, it doesn't
look quite that drastic in real life.
I used Copics to color her to match some papers from Kaiser Craft - Kaleidoscope.  
I left her eyes pupil-less as they were drawn. I don't like to
mess with Mitzi's images by adding mouths, or noses, or pupils.
I'm something of a purist when it comes to interpreting an artist's image.
I like to follow the artist's vision. I try to refer to their colored
sample when it's available, to confirm that I'm seeing a leaf or a curl of hair. 
I like how her eyes look almost insect-like. Mission accomplished.  

The perfectly insightful sentiment was already on the papers I chose, making this
a very quick card to pull together once the coloring was complete.
I usually take at least an hour to color an image. I'll go back and add
shadows again, and again, until I'm satisfied with the contrast. 
It's therapeutic, and a labor of love.

And lastly, like all good pixies, this little lady is covered
in various shades of Stickles. A pixie wing has to drip
with glitter in my world. That's just how it is.

Thanks for dropping by today.
I hope you'll pop by the AW challenge blog to check out the
other stunning inspiration the DT have created for this challenge.

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. Super cute, Glo! I'm always inspired by your coloring and the layout and sentiment are fabulous. Love it! xxD

  2. I love the way you see the world, Glo! Your coloring has such a clean, distinct, signature style that's easy to identify as yours. ^_^ Love the color palette you chose for this pixie. I did notice that you have the v.1 of this digi where I didn't put the pupils in. (The shop is currently carrying v.2 of this, due to some customers feeling a little too challenged with the task of putting the pupils in on their own... if you can believe that. *rolls eyes*) At any rate, the purist approach of yours is something I really appreciate. I'm not crazy about seeing extra nose outlines and mouth put in on my whimsical creatures TBH. :D Anyhow, I love the way you colored her wings and placed glitter - it's so easy to overdo glitter, but this is so tastefully done here! Thank you so much for the fantastic inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings!

    Mitzi xxx

  3. Love your colouring of the Pixie Fairy! Great interpretation of three of a kind! Thanks for sharing with LOC!

  4. Wow - love it - like Tinkerbell gone wild !! Fab shading and agree on the glitter ^_^

  5. Beautiful colours! Just love this card creation. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenges ' Use a digi stamp'. Regards, Monika DT.

  6. Very cute card. Love those colors! Thanks for sharing at Simply Papercraft.

  7. This is so incredibly pretty! It has such elegance, yet you've also given it a happy sense of whimsy. The color palette is stunning and I really liked how you said that you try to honor the artist's vision when using their products. Respect for the artist is a great quality and I enjoyed both your words and your art. This was such a clever interpretation of our theme and I'm so glad you shared this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. Gloria, I love the colouring!!! Your card is unique!!! Thanks for joining us! Ana Isabel LOC

  9. Stunning work thank you for joining us over at Petal Lu


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