Pansy Sprite!

Hello everybody!

Today I am super excited! I have heard loads about the ZIG clean color real brushes and I was toying with the idea of getting some to try for a very long time. But like many other people out there, my budget was limited …however is having a fantastic offer lately…so I decided to go for them now since they are almost half price!!!! And guess what???They arrived today!!!I have to admit after trying them I am over the moon with this purchase. The colors are fantastic and they really blend nicely even if you don’t have the best paper – which to me is a huge plus as quite often I don’t have the paper I would have liked to use.Anyway…to prove my point the image I have used today is printed on 100gsm printer paper (!) and colored with ZIGs and COPICs. Keep in mind that I’m still new to coloring and I have never had any art lessons, just what I read about techniques and watch on Youtube videos. (By the way, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all these people that make these amazing videos and take the time to share their techniques!).

Quick Instructions:

To create this card, I printed out PANSY SPRITE freebie which I got from Aurora Wings Challenge blog (Thank you for the image, it’s super cute!). I colored the skin and green  parts with Copics and the orange parts with ZIGs. I fussy cut the image and traced its outline with a black Sharpie. I doodled lines accross the whole panel with a Tombow marker. Then I die cut a circle out of a nice patterned paper. I cut a stripe of black cardstock and diecut the sentiment. (I kept the diecut for another card and used the negative space and the tiny left overs on this card).Then I die cut the sentiment again out of white cardstock this time. At this point, all that was remaining to be done was to stick everything down. I started with the negative diecut, then the white diecut sentiment, then the little black left overs. Next I adhered the image (making sure not to glue the flower down yet). Last I adhered the circle using double sided tape and I glued the flower on top of it. I cut out the excess of the circle that was sticking out of the panel…and my card was ready! 🙂

Supplies used:

  • Pansy Sprite freebie from Aurora Wings Challenge blog
  • 100gsm printer paper
  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • The Works -Black craft card 200gsm
  • Urban Style Design Pad (4×8 designs, 200gsm)
  • ZIG clean color real brush: Scarlet red, Orange, Bright Yellow
  • Copic Ciao: E11,E51,E00, YG03,YG17,YG67
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pen: N15
  • Avery Elle – Tags for all – die set (thank you)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Circle nested dies (unbranded)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Waterbrush
  • Black Sharpie
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue pen
  • Scissors

With this card I entered the following challenges! Feel free to join the fun…loads of prizes to be won and tons of ideas to get inspired of!


  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Bit O’ Green

  • Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #274-275

  • Glitter n Sparkle: #230  Colour – Use some green

  • Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog : #37 Anything goes

  • Aurora Wings Challenge Blog: #45 Sprite DelighT IV

  • Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour March Challenge – Anything goes optional twist smoosh

  • Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies

  • Morgan’s Art World: #5 Include a sentiment

  • Crafting from the heart: #150 Anything goes

  • Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: March 2017 Anything goes

Thank you all for visiting!I would love to see you again in the near future! Until then, take care and enjoy crafting! 🙂


Kleri xx

22 thoughts on “Pansy Sprite!”

  1. OOOOH, this is beautiful, Kleri! LOVE that bold orange on Pansy Sprite and he really pops against your black and white background. Your doodling is great and so is your fab design. Amazing fussy cutting, too. Thanks so much for joining our Sprite Delight IV challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

    1. Thank you,Donna!Your comment put a huge smile on my face!Hope to see you again soon!Have a great day!
      Kleri xx

  2. I love your bold design with bright splash of radiant orange, Kleri! Great coloring with smooth blending on the Pansy Sprite – so rich and lush. The contrast from the rest of the card in black and white makes for a stunning, beautiful card. Thank you for joining our Sprite Delight IV challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

  3. I love your bright orange Pansy Sprite! She is so cheerful. That pop of vibrant colour on that black and white background if PERFECT! Thank you for joining us at Aurora Wings for our Sprite Delight IV challenge! xxM

    1. Thank you for the challenge and for taking the time to leave me a nice comment!I would love to see you again in the near future!
      Kleri xx

  4. Wonderful card, your new markers look fab. Gorgeous colouring. Sorry I’m late with my comment. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  5. Beautiful card with an adorable image and great background paper!! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge Blog and good luck!
    Lynne aka Her Craftiness

    1. Thank you,Jennifer!I was abit sceptical about buying the ZIGs at first – as I have other watercolors as well – but since I got them I have to admit I fell instantly in love!They are so easy to use and the colors are so nice and vibrant!
      Kleri xx

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