Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Fairy wings for Ellie

I have been working on this, on and off for ages. partly because I wanted to take my time with it and partly because last year I was stopped in my tracks by colds,coughs and chest infections for 11 weeks. But I was finally able to crack on and get it finished for a special young lady.

So first I needed to know what elements this young lady wanted on her picture, and this is the list I received.

girl with blonde curly hair...sparkly eyeshadow....rosebud lips, but not smiling...wings.....dog...stars...purple,pink,aubergine colours...word to hakuna matata

first the sketch on 140lbs water colour paper.

I then started blocking in shapes using neocolors.

and more background shapes..

next adding a bit more colour to add shading..

Then I added some white acrylic paint to knock back the colours..

I then added some script and heart stamping, I also stamped and cut out the bunting. i coloured that with markers and glued it on.

Next is another layer of white acrylic brayed on to knock it all back again.. this unifies all the background.

Now I cut some hearts from book pages, coloured them with markers and glued them on.. I added a little glue around each hearts and carefully added some microbeads.

once the beads were set in place i filled in the hearts with glossy accents..

and now to bring back the colour in the areas that I want to stand out.

and now I switched to coloured pencils to add the details and shading..I also used  a little twinkling h2o's and metallic pencils and dots of stickles on the wings.

Finally I stamped the words,cut them out and glued them on. You can see the shimmery areas when the light catches them..

and then it snowed...so I took the opportunity to grab a photo outside..

I hope you liked seeing this process, it was  a lot of fun to make and is now in its new home.


  1. lovely picture for a lovely girl.

  2. Very nice and tons of details!!!1 She'll be thrilled♥

  3. What a fab pic for Ellie. I am sure she will love it!

  4. Looks even more amazing than last time I saw it...so much lovely layeriness :D XXX

  5. Wow that's amazing and so many layers!

  6. This is really lovely, so many interesting things to look at end enjoy.

  7. she loves it with all of her heart - we cant thank you enough