Gingersnap Creations and A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

We’re celebrating summer with a “Fairies” Challenge at Gingersnap Creations this week! How perfect for midsummer, yes?

This card itself is kind of a celebratory thing for me, actually, because the main image was created during my Copic Certification workshop on Sunday. That’s right:  I’m a Certified Copic Designer now! I had a blast at the class, met lots of great, artistic people and soaked up several years worth of inspiration from the amazingly talented and  fun instructor, Jennie Black. Copics rule!

(I have Spike over at Drunken Stampers to thank for my discovery of Copics, by the way. She “schooled” me in the basics and that was all it took for full-blown addiction to set in.)

Now, about the image itself. This cool little princess is from Loralie Designs, a company I’d never even heard of until last weekend but am now completely in love with. You’ve gotta check out their stamps! “Funkalicious” is the adjective I’d use, and for me, it doesn’t get much better than that!

So yes, I colored our funky fairy princess with Copic Sketch markers, and also used the Copic airbrush system to tint the little flowers. The stamp, by the way, isn’t actually a fairy at all, but I added some Glimmer Glass wings that I’d blinged up with foil leafing and shazam: Instant fairiehood! The background papers here are Kaisercraft and Bazzill.

The Gingersnaps Fairies Challenge runs through July 18, so you have plenty of time to whip up your own Titiana, Tinkerbell, Toothfairy… anything you like! Can’t wait to see your magical work!