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  :)


  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

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

  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

    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!