Here's my entry for the All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge for February.
The theme is hearts and I thought this little boho beauty would fit perfectly on this heart picture frame.
The image is called 'Flyaway Butterfly' and is available from All Dressed Up.
She is so cute !
I found the cream frame in Aldi for £2.99.
I liked the moulding and thought it was pretty.
So, I used a Santoro Deco Mache paper with a lovely swirly script pattern to cover the frame then hand painted the little lacey bits with my white Uni posca paint pen to highlight the moulding.
I coloured the image using Promarkers, but paper pieced the dress. I had to use carbon paper to do this but I think it came out OK. The paper for the dress and the background are from the Fairy Belle Collection by Prima.
I coloured 2 butterflies and cut them out to create to create a nice dimensional effect.
Following the theme of Fairy Advent - trying to be forward looking and optimistic at a dark time of the year - a card from The Museums & Galleries Collection.
She Calls Up the First Snowdrops (detail)
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (Australian) 1888-1961
Illustration from Blossom. A Fairy Story, 1928
The fairy is printed in gold, the snowdrops in black.
Below is the illustration from the book and an extract describing this beautiful fairy.
'...a slender, white-robed fairy with long pale hair and glittering silvery wings, "is Snowflake, the winter fairy. She rides on the snowflakes and taps at night on the window-pane, softly, softly. She spangles the trees with hoar-frost and turns the water drips into icicles. But, as well, she calls up the first snowdrops, and hides behind then and makes them tinkle with fairy music.'