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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Secret Garden ~ Crafty Individuals Challenge


Gone is the pink, but it's been replaced by fairies, but they are Crafty Individual fairies, which are elegant and stylish of course. The current Crafty Individual Challenge is Spring, so after much pondering (I'm so indecisive LOL!!) I decided to use one of these little arches and these fairy stamps to create a secret spring garden.

I painted with my trusty matte emulsion and stamped with archival ink. Inktense pencils for the fairies and distress inks and versamagic ink to tint the arch. The metal flowers and wooden butterflies are sponged with acrylic paint and the ferns with versamagic. A sprinkling of glamour dust for the wings, I really wanted the sentiment to say Secret Garden, but of course I couldn't find any such stamp so I contented myself with calling  this post it, instead.




Off now to make some sort of attempt at tidying my work space. 

Have a Great Valentines Day XX


22 comments:

lynne said...

The arch is such a perfect stage for those stylish fairies and incorporating flowers and fern really does create a Spring garden for their setting.
Thank you for joining the CI Challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

lynne said...

Paula
Back this time with my CI hat taken off.
As much as I adore pink (just in case you didn't realise that!) the purples suit the stylish fairies much better.
As always beautifully stamped and you may not have the sentiment you wanted in your stash but it doesn't detract from this beautiful piece of altered art.
Happy Valentine's.
Lynne

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

This is so pretty :D i like the way the darkness of the background of the stamp gives it a 3D effect :D
Julie xx

Jean Hardy said...

This is just totally delightful, and in very pretty colours too. Lovely secret Spring garden! Thanks for joining us again. Jean

maj. said...

Beautiful!!!!

Ann B said...

Stunning piece Paula. I love all of it, the stamps (I have the one on the right), the colours and your skill in colouring the whole thing. I'm still thinking about my entry and coincidentally was also thinking 'secret garden' and, what I call, 'pansy' colours ie. lemon and lilac. Will have to get my skates on - so much to do so little.....

Astrid Maclean said...

Yummi! I loved the pink, really I did, but the purple just jumps of the page, sooo beautiful.
I also really like the way you embellished it, and the arches? Well they are amazing and you have put them to excellent use.

BTW thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, it cheered me up no end lol...

Mrs.B said...

Paula you have created the perfect spring garden with all the flowers and ferns, and your fairies look very happy living there!!
Avril xx

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous arch frame, love the colours
hugs

Meggymay said...

The arches are a beautiful frame for those gorgeous stamps. The colours are lovely.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, your purple fairy pieces are just fantastic, they look wonderful.

Brenda Brown said...

Such lovely fairies Paula and adorned beautifully. Your colours are truly inspired by a wonderful spring garden.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sue said...

This is lovely Paula, so dreamy and a great take on Spring

florenceandfreddie said...

Oooo! Paula! Gorgeous work as always. Love blue/purple background and the lighter colours of the embellishments at the front. It really gives depth to the panels.
Regards Florence X

Netty said...

Loving the scenes you have created and such fab colours. Great embellies as well. x

Yvonne Garner said...

Paula, your piece is just magical! You truly have a gift. So well done. Best fishes, Yvonne

Trish Latimer said...

Love the blues and purples Paula...gorgeous! Lovely dyptich! xx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Stunning piece, Paula!!! Love the colouring - you are the ultimate Inktense pencils Queen! Belated Valentine's Day wishes! xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Great composition and colors, beautiful creations!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

so pretty! Love the beautiful shades of purple and lovely stamps!

Ginger said...

I love this, lovely colours, it all works so well together. x

Samantha Read said...

I love this Paula! Good luck with the challenge :o) x