Pierrot Sprite – With sympathy!

Hello my friends!

As I was browsing through my stamps for another project today, I came across this adorable Pierrot Sprite (by Aurora Wings)! I know he is a bit sad, but I really think he is super cute and touches my heart every time! That makes him perfect for sorry and sympathy cards in my opinion. So…I decided to make a card to show him some love! ๐Ÿ™‚

Quick Instructions:

For this cardI wanted a soft watercolor look. Since this is a digital stamp I decided to follow a slightly different approach. I printed the image out on normal paper and then I traced it on a white cardstock (which I had die cut to look wavy) to avoid having the strong printed outline. I colored him using ZIGs and Gansai Tambi watercolors. I found a very dark gray patterned paper that looks like leather (doesn’t show very well in the photo) and cut it down to the right size. From the leftovers I die cut the sentiment and kept all the tiny pieces (to use for an inlaid technique on another card). Meanwhile my image dried completely so I placed the sentiment die where I wanted it and passed the panel through the die cutting machine. Again I kept all the pieces. I stuck the painted panel onto the patterned paper with double sided tape (make sure you have tape under the sentiment gaps too, it makes sticking the pieces down ALOT faster). Then I adhered the die cuts in the gaps. And to finish off my card I stuck the whole thing on a white card base. Job done!

Supplies used:

  • 100gsm printer paper (to print the image)
  • Kraft Cardstock paper โ€“ white
  • Creations Design Pad โ€“ Urban Style patterned paper
  • Aurora Wings โ€“ Pierrot Sprite digi stamp
  • Avery Elle โ€“ With sympathy die set
  • ZIG clean color real brush: Flesh colour
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi: No 20, No35, No52, No38
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Paper trimmer
  • Waterbrush
  • Pencil
  • Tweezers
  • Double sided tape

With my card, I entered the following challenges. These blogs are packed with great projects, so I would encourage you to have a look around!And why not, join the fun!

Challenges:

  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Splash it On

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Aurora Wings Challenge Blog: #48 Anything goes

https://aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-48-anything-goes.html

  • CAS Mix Up Card Challenge: stamping-inlaid die cutting-watercolor

http://casmixup.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolour Challenge: Anything goes optional twist Rainbow

http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/04/hls-april-watercolour-challenge.html

  • Happy Little Stampers: April CAS Challenge: Blend

http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/04/hls-april-cas-challenge.html

  • Crafting from the heart:#155 Anything goes

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lemon Shortbread Challenge : #39 Anything goes

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-39-anything-goes.html

  • Morganโ€™s Art World: #8 Anything goes

http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-8-anything-goes.html

  • The Paper Shelter: #290 Sentimental

http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-290-sentimental.html

  • Word Art Wednesday: #278- 279 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-278-279-anything-goes.html

  • Crafty Hazelnutโ€™s Patterned Paper Challenge: April 2017 Challenge

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Thank you all for stopping by!Have a good day and don’t forget to think positive! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kleri xx

 

22 thoughts on “Pierrot Sprite – With sympathy!”

  1. So sweet, Kleri and perfect for a sympathy card. He truly does tug at your heartstrings. Love your water coloring and card design with the inlaid sentiment. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  2. Thank you,Donna! I always enjoy taking part in Aurora Wings challenges. The ethereal images are such fun to color! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs
    Kleri xx

  3. This is a sweet image, Kleri, and you’ve done a wonderful job of coloring him! You’ve set him in a perfect layout! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Awww he does look a little sad but I love your watercolouring. Great technique with getting the image right to colour too! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  5. Oh wow! I love it when I find a hidden treasure in the old craft stash! And you really have made this stamp the star of the show! I like how you thought about incorporating this image into sympathy cards. So creative! I’m so glad you shared your work with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave me such a nice comment!Much appreciated!
      Have a fabulous day and I hope to see you again in the near future!
      Hugs
      Kleri xx

  6. Such stunning card for a sad moment. I love the image you have used for your card. It’s amazing. Thanks for joining our sentimental challenge over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

    1. Thank you for stopping by to leave me a comment!Much appreciated!Looking forward to see you at the next challenge!
      Hugs
      Kleri xx

  7. Your so right, this is such a sad little image but he is absolutely adorable. Your colouring is gorgeous and really brought him to life. And its a fantastic CAS design too. So glad you shared it with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  8. What a beautiful and touching sympathy card, one which I know I would cherish, I love how you have put it all together. So Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Morgan’s Artworld. Hope to see you again. Faith DT

      1. I had to come back and say I bought the image straight away and have needed it this week, so I wanted to thank you for showing this beautiful card.
        Faith
        x

        1. I’m so glad I helped in some way! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for coming back!Much appreciated! <3
          Have a beautiful day!
          Hugs
          Kleri xx

  9. The Pierrot Sprite is perfect for a sympathy card as he is so sad and you just want to give him a hug and tell him things will be OK. This is a beautiful card, Kleri. Simple and straight to the heart with so much warmth and caring. Thank you for joining us at Aurora Wings Challenge. Mitzi xx

    1. Really happy to see you here,Mitzi!Thank you for this lovely image!I love your artwork!Hope to see you again in the near future!
      Hugs
      Kleri xx

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