Our new challenge starts today at Aurora Wings with the theme of Fantasy. Wow, that's a pretty easy one considering all of the gorgeous Fairies, Sprites and magical creatures available in the Aurora Wings shop. The hard part was choosing which one to use. I finally decided on the gorgeous Enchanted Visions. I had great plans for this image, but some of them didn't work out. I envisioned a night sky with glowing fairies. Ummm, note to self. Do not color the image and THEN try a background technique you've never attempted before. Back to the drawing board where I stuck with what I knew and a softer, sweeter color palette. The final result included a die cut frame from Spellbinders and portions of one from Memory box. All DP's are from the Susan Winget pad from K&Company that dictated the color scheme. The gorgeous bow is from 3 different bundles from DL.Art and I've added some flat backed pearls as well.
Here's a closeup of the gorgeous Enchanted Visions. This is an intricate image, for sure, but lends itself to many beautiful color schemes. I've colored entirely with Copics and added some Stardust Stickles to the wings of the fairies and Diamond Glaze to her eyes and lips. I have to say I felt a real sense of accomplishment, once I was done.
This was the hard shot to take. I also printed the image on a transparency sheet and cut out the wings of the three bottom right fairies and attached them in the center so they would flutter above but till show the coloring and sparkle of the fairies underneath. I couldn't quite capture the dimension in the pic without getting a glare so you'll have to take my word for it. You can see the shine on her eyes and lips though, the sparkle underneath the transparent wings, not so much. Although my first thought was to color this to reflect the changing Autumn hues in the garden and capture the magic of the dwindling summer days. Though that didn't go as planned, I'm still quite pleased with the outcome. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower any time of year.
Please be sure to visit the Challenge Blog to be inspired by the fabulous creations by the rest of my teamies and I hope to see you join in.
We also have a new FB challenge, All Things Autumn, that runs through the end of the month.
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I'm entering this in the DL.Art September Linky Challenge, 613 Avenue Create ATG, Creative Fingers ATG, the ABC Challenge "O" is for Open, Not Just Cards ATG, the Sparkles Monthly (15th of month) Lots of Layers challenge, Your Scrapbook Place ATG, and Simon Says Wednesday ATG.