Thursday, October 1, 2015

Make It Crafty: Bright Colors

 Hello Crafters! 

It's the first of the month which means there is a new Clean and Simple challenge up on the Make it Crafty blog. 

This time around it's bright colors. 
Are they speaking my language or what?! 

I used the new Fairy Butterfly Blythe from the Butterfly Fairies collection. They are all stunning but I just adored the way she looks like she is blowing a kiss. Plus, those stockings are just rockin :) 

I colored her with my Copic markers but truly I had no idea where I was going when I started. Ever happen to you? I started with B32, B24, B26, and B28. Then I decided to add in some blue greens with BG11 and BG15. I still felt like it wasn't bright enough so in came YG01 and YG03. Then Pow! Super bright! 

I almost always color things (flowers/people/animals) in traditional colors so for this challenge I thought it would be fun to go wild. I used RV 02, RV04, RV09, and a tiny bit of RV69 for her hair. That rocketed us up the brightness chart for sure. I wasn't sure what to do with the background so I attempted a softer watercolor look. I'm actually pretty happy with it. What do you think?
I used RV00, RV10, V000, V01, B000, B00, BG000, and BG11 working from the pink at the bottom to the blue green at the top. 

I outlined the entire image and then added some white gel pen details to both her wings and the background. I added a few very light spritzes of WPlus9's shimmer spray over the whole thing for some shine. Some Wink of Stella on the wings and a few Pretty Pink Posh Clear sequins added even more. The sentiment is from Newton's Nook Magical Dreams set. 

I hope you head over to the Make It Crafty blog to play along. You've got all month :) 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. OMG!! Your colors are always absolutely gorgeous!!
    Sandy xx

  2. Super colors on those stockings! (Got mine on today too since it's so chilly)
    The pink/blue halo adds so much magic to this.

  3. I think it's freakin' amazing, that's what I think!

  4. Wow, this is fabulous. The colors are striking and the image is so cute.

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  6. We surely can't miss this wonderful bright card Kelly - she's gorgeous

  7. Wow! Now that is an eye catching card. It's beautiful. ♥

  8. Totally rocked this one Kelly, I LOVE the colour choices and the wash look background and the white additions, perfection.