Fairy Stamps!

Hello All! I’m Kathryn Morrow, the Creative Design Lead for Rita Barakat Designs. I am thrilled to start off posting for the new design team.
We have amazing artists that will be showcasing the new RB Design products, designed by the ever-talented and most delightful artist, Rita Barakat.

I had so much fun using the new fairy stamps, both the background stamp and the set of individual stamps. I created a 6×6 card, starting with stamping the background stamp in Archival black ink on a separate piece of card stock. I then stamped the fairy, sun and clouds, mushroom and that oh so cute bunny also in archival black ink.

I cut out the images and added a thin layer of matte gel on all pieces, including the background image. By using matte gel, you can color with Pitt markers, heat between layers, and achieve nice shading.

I then used several different Wink of Stella glitter markers to add that subtle glimmer. I adhered the background to a piece of blue card stock and then used 3D dots to add the individual pieces.

It was so relaxing coloring such magical images. I can almost hear the flutter of the fairy’s wings and the smell the sweet scent of the flowers. I am blessed to be able to work with Rita’s sweet fairy stamps. They are so versatile! Thank you for reading and I hope you get some inspiration from this card.

Here are the links to purchase fairy stamps:

Fairy Magic

Fairy Garden Background Stamp

Thanks again!

Kathryn Morrow
Creative Design Lead

Whats going on! changes and new products!

It’s that time again, seasons change and time to say goodbye to another team. I love, love, love the ColourArte products but with all the teaching, demos and working on the other end (creating products- did I mention my new Fairy Stencil? See the previous post!) my schedule is really full! I hope you will visit the ColourArte blog for my last post there where I talk about Epic fails and this project.

Meanwhile today is the last day to order my stencil from my Etsy shop – I will be pulling the leftover inventory tomorrow morning and taking it with me to Tulsa CKC where I will be teaching this weekend! Hopefully you got a spot- I am told most of my classes are sold out YAY! If you are coming make sure to stop by the From Cover 2 Cover booth where I will be selling the stencils I have left!


And last but not least I am on Periscope now, I am hoping to do my first scope sometime today and several from the show if all goes as planned! Please follow me I will be lots of tips and maybe a giveaway- just saying! And sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out!

Blog Hop with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® & 100 Proof Press! Tiny works of art- Fairy ATCs

Hey there bloggers!
Today I am participating in
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®
and 100 Proof Press blog hop!
I made some fun ATC cards with the fairy stamps I recieved;
this is
the “right webbed fairy”.
Both companies are giving away big prizes if you
comment on all the blogs along the way! If you are interested you want to
start here  100 Proof Press, you will be ending

I love taking pictures of ATC’s because you
get to see the detail up close! Closer than your naked eye!
(ATC’s are actually 2.5 x 3.5 inches in real life!)
I used the same techniques on all three ATC’s.
The back ground:

I started with acrylic ATC’s (Clear Scraps) and put a little gesso in the middle.

To get the textured look I took two cards at a time and sandwiched them

together (gesso in the middle) when I pulled them apart and allowed

them to dry I got that variegated look! Once dry I used a dry sponge and

Gelatos™ in the  Blue Collection – Cotton Candy & Blueberry.

I drew in the dried gesso wiht the Gelatos™ and rubbed them in with

the dry sponges.

*This is the “fairy blowing a kiss” stamp.


Behing the ATC’s I used the same dry spong technique with Gelatos™ 

and added a little iridescent medium. I embellished the ATC’s with stars,
tiny words, doodling and pigment ink. The stars stamp is also from 100 Proof Press.
*”Magic stars” stamp 

For the Fairies:
I stamped my fairies on watercolor paper with a
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black.
I got the skin color by watering
down an orangeArt GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil.
I filled in the wings and dresses with

PITT® Artist Pens from the Blue and the Green collections.
I cut them out, ran the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen
along the edges and adhered them to the ATC’s.

* “Birdie ride” stamp

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $40 prize pack
and 100 Proof Press will be giving away a $30 gift certificate!
Want an extra chance to win some prizes? Tweet Design Memory Craft at @DesignMemCraft about a technique you learned on the hop for a chance to win their NEW Stamper’s Big White Pen! Or like 100 Proof Press’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/100-Proof-Press-Rubber-Stamps/ )for a chance to win the calendar you saw on this hop!
The blog hop will be open until midnight on October 26th, and the winners will be announced on October 29th on the company’s blog/twitter.
If you follow my blog
and want one of these ATC’s I made 
post a comment on this post that includes the phrase
“I want a fairy!”
I will announce a winner on Fridays post! (CLOSED 10/26)
I also do giveaways on the 10th and 20th of each month!
Your next stop – Gerri’s blog!