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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Our Lady of the Woods





Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I'm sharing one of my fairy samples from the Chocolate Baroque tv shows.  I have used stamps from the Fantasy Castles and March Fairy sets; Aztec Paints, Distress Inks, watercolour inks, glitter and a stencil from my stash.



As soon as I saw this fairy stamp she made me think of Lady Galadriel and Lorien.  As you will know if you've visited my blog before I am a HUGE Tolkein and Middle Earth fan!  I have already created a couple of pieces of artwork with a Middle Earth theme and this one will make a lovely addition.  So this card is my own version of Galadriel walking through Lorien.  I started by stamping a castle and some florals then masking them.



I washed over the card with Aztec paints, giving the background a lovely sheen.  I then placed a tree stencil over the top and inked through with DI.  When it was all dry I removed the masking fluid.




I coloured the castle and flowers with watercolour inks, and added a little glitter.  You HAVE to have glitter with fairies and fantasy - don't you lol?!




I blended DI around the edges of the panel and matted it onto black card.  I placed stamped copy paper images around the edges of the base card to decide where to put them.  I stamped the fairy and painted her.  I removed the wings and coloured her with alcohol pens and Aztec paints, then added glitter.





I stamped several images around the edges of the base card with DIs.  I then attached the panel to the card, and added the lady in 3D.  



I'm really pleased with this card, it's just how I wanted it to turn out!  This design has managed to capture the ethereal feel that I wanted, like a magical misty forest.I hope Galadriel would approve!  
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you've enjoyed this post and that you'll pop by again soon  :)

4 comments:

  1. Just amazing! I know I use that word a lot but it works! I still have to read the books but love the films and you captured the romantic feeling of Tolkien's world. Love all the glitter..not overdone and so subtle but yet magical

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    1. Hi Birgit, thank you so much for your lovely comments :) Glad you think I've done it justice xx

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  2. Absolutely stunning work Penny, I love the composition of stamps and the wonderful colours, the background images are fabulous too. I too love Tolkein's work, and inside me is an Elf, but I look like a Hobbit, without the hairy feet, have a great day, Kate x

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    1. Hi Kate, thank you very much for your lovely comments - means a lot, especially from a fellow Tolkein fan! ;) Haha I think you and I have the same dilemma - the inner elf is trying to emerge whilst the outer hobbit is trying to disappear lol!

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