25 October 2014

Take Flight

I had created the canvas rainbow background a while back and it was just sitting there waiting for inspiration to come, I had a few ideas floating around but none generated more than a hmmm.

I was moved by a completely unexpected act of kindness from a lovely lady Tanya who owns Colours, Hair, Beauty & Body salon in Aitkenvale, she's such a beautiful soul.  I decided that the perfect way to say thank you was to give her something pretty.

Depending on your mood, it could be hung landscape or portrait.  I gave her a little bag with the eye loops string and a picture hook so she can decide which way to hang it when she gets it home. 

I prefer landscape, what do you think?  Here it is again flipped around to portrait.

The Butterflies are all covered in Derivan Matisse Dry Medium Black Flakes Hex. they have such an incredible sparkle, in my opinion it's so much more than glitter.  Of course the sparkle is impossible to capture well in a photograph.  



08 October 2014


 A really beautiful elven Huntress this one from Norma J Burnell. Love how she turned out.  I tried for a softer look on her clothes but kept her wrist bands and weapon in leather colours, really happy with the tones in her hair.

I need to put her into my art journal soon just thinking about a border around her in tangels.

Thanks for stopping by.



07 October 2014

Fairy Dragon Queen

Another of Norma J Burnell's amazing tangled fairies this time with a gorgeous baby dragon!  I love doing these using rich colours, I'll have to try doing a pastel one soon.  I took the liberty of drawing some smaller scales on the baby dragon with a mulitliner as it looked a little strange to me that the legs didn't have scales.  Hope that isn't a problem.  

I'm a little disappointed in the liquid pearls used on her dress, the larger ones stayed in peaks rather than rounding off a little, possibly my lack of technique in applying them!

Hope you like her, I've got a huntress coming up next.  Just love colouring these gorgeous images, I print them off on A4 copic blending card and am putting them in an art journal along with other copic work like mandalas and other digi stamps.