Saturday, 14 February 2015

Fairy Kitty

This is my first attempt at colouring with my Chameleon Pens!
What a strange experience! It's like I'm doing things backwards. I usually regard my light source as coming from the right, so I begin colouring on the left of my image in the darkest shade, however as the Chameleon Pens go from light to dark, I felt a little stumped, I tried turning the image upside down, but as yet I haven't got used the amount of time it take for the pens to infuse with blender fluid in order to lighten them, I guess it will be a case of trial and error, with rather a lot of the latter.
Anyway this is a Day for Daisies image for their current challenge which is to use Glitter. I have glittered the wings of this fairy cat. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and the tiny Hearts from Simon Says Stamp. The panels are cut with SSS stitched rectangles.  I extended the second largest rectangle sideways on, to cut the front panel for this card which measures 125mm x 150mm  or 5in x 6in.
This one would actually fit with our challenge at "Less is More" this week, which is One Layer  - Love, but I'm entering it for  The Paper Players colour challenge!
Actually I'm not ... I've just seen that I missed the deadline!!!!
It's a digi image printed on an angle, then masked and over-stamped with a Kaisercraft Tiny Dot background stamp.
Once the mask was removed I coloured in the hearts with Copic and Mirage Markers and then added Glossy Accents. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant.
It's also for Addicted to CAS's Mask challenge!
My grandchildren will be arriving imminently for the week, It's half term for them so by the end of the week I shall be ready for a rest! 


  1. Love your fairy kitten - looks like you have got a great effect with the pens! I seem to spend ages trying to get the right amount of blending solution on the nib :) The masked hearts on your second card are fab too.

  2. Two fabulous cards - I like the fairy kitten and your great Chameleon colouring. My pens have arrived today so I'll be playing with them soon!
    Kath x

  3. Two fab cards Chrissie,I love your fairy kitten, so cute! It takes quite a while to get used to the chameleon pens but when I was colouring a bear I found it best to start from the middle and work out which gave him a nice rounded tummy :) love your one layer card. Enjoy your week, you may need the odd glass of wine!!
    Val x

  4. super cute fairy kitten, and really love your stylish hearts card. Good luck for next week xxx

  5. Great cards! Love that sweet fairy kitten. i'm intrigued by the chameleon pens, but can't decide if I'm getting them. Your masked hearts are perfect!

  6. Two beautiful cards Chrissie. Looks like you did really well with the pens on your kitty ... love the colouring! And the masking of the hearts is awesome. Love the dotty background strip. Great design! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. xx

  7. Both cards are lovely Chrissie - what a great job you did with the masking of a digi image! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

  8. More fabulosity!I zoomed in on that kitty. I really want to touch her!
    The hearts card are equally beautiful!
    You really inspire me!

  9. I saw the promo for Chameleon pens and didn't quite get how they worked. Kudos to you for getting them and doing such a great job on that kitten. She is adorable and well colored. I love the simple one layered heart card, too.

  10. Oh my Chrissie! Both of these cards are amazing, but I especially LOVE the second one! As Guest Designer I want to thank you for sharing at ATCAS!

  11. oh that kitten is so sweet, you made a gorgeous card.
    I'm avoiding the chameleon pens for the very reasons you give!
    Linby x

  12. Gorgeous cards...that cute kittie is my fav I think though ;) Viv xx

  13. Beautiful cards Chrissie! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS, Rebecca x

  14. I think your kitty looks fabulous! it does take a bit of getting used to colouring from light to dark, but I found I got the hang of it after a while, if you are having any issues with the pens let me know, I only like 1/2 an hour from you (near Ringwood) so could give you some tips .


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