Hi Everyone and welcome back! Today I’m sharing on the Whimsy Blog as well, and I want to ask you a question: What inspires you when coloring or crafting? I think we all fall into slumps and lose some of our crafting mojo once in a while. So how do we pull ourselves out of it? Well, I was super busy the last couple weeks with my kids heading back to school, and honestly, I was in a creative fog. Seriously, I had nothing!
So I wandered into the craft room, and I began by cleaning and organizing for a few minutes. Then I pulled my Whimsy stamps and die tub out, and started flipping through – just to see what caught my eye. And there was Mazarine! A sweet little fairy stamp I purchased a couple of month’s ago, and from the moment I first saw her I thought she looked like a cute ladybug with her wings ready to take flight and spread special wishes with her magic wand.
Now, I’m going to admit that I am a little intimidated by coloring with Copics, because I just started practicing in the last year or so. Two of the most challenging color families are reds and blacks, and of course a ladybug is red and black. So again I needed a little inspiration; Pinterest to the rescue! (You can see my Inspirational Images board HERE.) I found an adorable picture of a ladybug taking flight with her wings spread, and that was all of the inspiration I needed to begin coloring my Mazarine.
So what do you think? The card techniques are pretty basic, so I won’t go into the steps today. I mostly wanted to begin the conversation of how we find inspiration. Do you look for pictures? Flip through your stash? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments. I can’t wait to see what inspires you! Love and crafty hugs!
Copic Colors Used: Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20 Hair: E27, E29, E49, E57 Wings and Dots: N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, N9 Dress: R22, R24, R27, R29
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2 thoughts on “Mazarine Fairy”
I can find inspiration anywhere – magazine covers are a big one. Even catalogs. I have a box of paper that I have torn from magazines for color inspiration – those ad people know what they are doing to appeal to the eyes of the consumer! I love your card! The fairy is adorable and the touch of embossed paper really adds a little somethin’!
Amazing card! Loved the black and red!