Thursday, May 22, 2014

Themed Thursday - Easy Iridescent Watercolor Fairies

Carrie here with you today with some quick and easy iridescent watercolor fairy cards and tag.  It looks like we are actually having themed week here at the Aviary with the fairies.  Norma posted an excellent tutorial on Tuesday using more of our fantastic fairy stamps.  Click here to check out her post.  

Hello and Happy Thursday!

All of my projects were made with this watercolor set that we have available in our online store

It is so reasonably priced and easy to use.  It adds such a nice sparkle of color to the stamped image.  You can order one by clicking HERE.  The colors are dry watercolor cakes.  I use them with a small paint brush and a little water.  The more water you use, the more subtle the color will be.  You can even layer color if you feel like it's not dark enough.  Remember, most of the sparkle doesn't show up until it's completely dry so I recommend using it sparingly until you get the hang of it.

My first project is a window card.  I stamped the fairy and colored with only the watercolors.  I stamped and embossed the front panel with one of the stamps from the Sacred Geometry set and added a little more watercolor to the flowers.

On the inside, I stamped and embossed the Tile Pattern stamp and mounted the fairy on top of it.

Next, I made a simple card.  This one has some colored pencil along with the watercolors.

I also added a little bit of the lilac Pearl Pen to the flowers.  I used the same Tile Pattern stamp as the first card, this time without embossing it and a little bit of lace.

I have a little boy, so boy fairies are an important addition to our fairy line.  I made this super simple Happy Birthday tag by stamping the 5 in the background from the Perfect Numbers set.  The green layer features the Sunburst stamp.  The wording also came off of the Perfect Numbers set.  The fairy image was colored only with the watercolors.

I hope you enjoyed our fairy themed week!

Enjoy the flight!


  1. Your watercolored fairies are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. These are adorable! I love all the fairies and the way you colored them. I really like the way you added shadows to the standing fairy, very cool :D

  3. Beautiful projects...the coloring is lovely, and I love the touch of shimmer

  4. Beautiful cards, Carrie. I love the fairy stamps and am using them today for a birthday card I am making. I also love the watercolor set, the colors are so beautiful. TFS

  5. Positively beautiful fairy cards! I love the way the iridescent water colors work. You can't go wrong with these products!

  6. Such sweet stamp sets! Loving all ur gorgeous fairies! & how gd are those watercolors?!! Will definitely be giving them a go! :)

  7. These are gorgeous! I just love the fun water coloring and the layouts!

  8. Beautiful cards Carrie! I love this watercolor set! A must have for sure! Thanks for sharing!!


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