Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fairy Land

If you've come expecting  The Elf
his exploits will be in the post above!

It's week 3 over at my  Butterfly Challenge
where the theme is still Fairies.
Can be Christmas or non Christmas, you choose
just so long as they have wings.
The challenge is running until 30th Dec.
and there is a $15.00 gift certificate for the winner

My post for today is an image by 
I coloured back  in April on a Promarker class 
I attended at my local craft store.
Didn't have an  occasion at the time to use it so it has been 
sat in my bits and bobs tray awaiting inspiration to take hold.

I had a 2nd wooden frame that I had bought for 50p from 
the local charity shop so I decided to repaint using the 
colours from the image. 
Base is 'Willow Tree' tester pot in matt paint
left to dry , then given a liberal coating of 
PVA adhesive (by brushing the adhesive on first one way and then
the other you get a much finer crackle appear
see here for the difference) and then quickly covered with another 
tester pot ' Dusted Fondant'.
Fortunately I still had the promarker colour chart from the class 
so I was able to use the same pens to colour the roses with.
I used Spellbinders 'Rose Creations' and 
Die-namics 'Royal Leaves' dies to create them. 
A close up below of the coloured image.
Fairly pleased with my efforts as I'm not a colourist.

Entering into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Everybody Art. #305 Frame.
Creative Card Crew. #77 Anything goes.
Clear It Out # Anything goes with anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #12 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper -Crafty #208 Anything goes.
Divas By Design # Anything goes.
Dies R Us #16 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #155 Use your snippets. (odds of white card for flowers)
Altered Ecectrics # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore #12 Anything goes. 
The Mirror Crack'd #4 Reycle/upcycle or a Christmas Gift.


  1. Wow so pretty is your image Mrs A and your colouring is stunning! love the frame and how you created this look and your 1st colouring and frame is equally as lovely your talents really do shine through .......simply gorgeous xx

  2. Very creative and beautifully done Mrs. A.! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  3. You did a beautiful job of coloring! You got the skin perfectly! She's so pretty!

  4. Lovely, the frame is fab too. Thanks for playing along at Penny's' anything goes' challenge. See you in the new year for more exciting challenges. Merry Christmas :)

  5. Love the altered frame, such a bargain at 50p...
    Love the colour palette,so delicate,perfect for the image...
    Thank you for joining us over at Altered Eclectics...xx

  6. This is so beautiful, what a transformation of that frame. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door
    CathyDT Member

  7. Great altered project! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  8. Hi Mrs A
    Fantastic recycling. Love how you have embellished the frame.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  9. CIO challenge blog says MERRY CHRISTMAS and thank you for your wonderful project...stop by and play with us again <((><

  10. This is beautiful, your colouring is fantastic and I love how your frame turned out, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  11. It is gorgeous! Love your colour combo! A gorgeous picture for that lovely frame!

  12. This looks fabulous Thanks for the hint about the finer type crackle! Will give that a try. Plan to do some DIY projects for the new place, once we are settled!

  13. Great card thanks for sharing at crafts galore encore, good luck x

  14. Absolutely stunning Mrs A!!!


    Di xx

  15. Beautifully done! The flowers are gorgeous and match perfectly. Thank you for sharing with us at CIO. Hope you join us again.

  16. These are beautiful. I think taking the class was definitely worth it, your coloring is so well done. Framing is a wonderful way to display your work and keeping it out where everyone can enjoy it.

  17. Just to had visit you after seeing this work of art in the Snippets Playground. I absolutely adore this xxx

  18. SO pretty and worth so much more than 50p now!! Thanks for the PVA crackle tip and for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

  19. Such a pretty card! Thanks for participating in the Dies R Us Challenge!

  20. Very nice creation - I like it. Thanks for joining EAC.

  21. This is a gorgeous creation - lovely colours and layout - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x


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