Sunday, 22 July 2012

PanPastel UK - Magical and Mystical

It's amazing what you can come up with when you think you don't have anything to fit a challenge. As I found with this DT contribution for PanPastel UK this week.


I had forgotten I had a few Lili of the Valley stamps and found this beautiful fairy, stamped and coloured with promarkers and I used gilding flakes for stamping the wings twice more to create this 3D effect. The Stampotique mushrooms were coloured with PPs and touched up with a white pen.


The background was created with PPs mixed with a little gel medium and water and I used Tim Holtz's wrinkle free distress technique, it works really well with the pastels and you get a more rugged effect. I stamped foliage over the top and spayed with spray and shine. When it was dry I covered with watery gesso and dabbed it dry to get that mottled effect.


I finished by stamping the beautiful flower border (Prima) and used zig water colour pens just to add a touch of colour then made the grass and added one of my downloaded butterflies sprayed with gold sparkle.


There are a number of pieces of art that I have created lately that don't lend themselves to a card or an art journal so I have started a book to house my own little art collection. It's a large Reeves sketchbook and will take larger than A4.

Hopefully we will see something magical and mystical from you this week at PanPastel UK where you are in with a chance of winning a set of pans and tools from Your Creativity Store.

Enjoy your Sunday and the new week ahead.

hugs {brenda} xox

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31 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

This is beautiful and the background is gorgeous! Very mystical...trace. X

Lisa Jane said...

oh this really is magical.. i just love the gilded wings
Have a lovely day
Lisa x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous love the background. Caroline xxx

Cherry said...

What a stunning piece of art, Brenda. I love all the details you have created and thie whole piece is truly magical. Hugs Cherry X

Margreet said...

So great idea to start your own art journal, Brenda...you make the most beautiful creations, like this one...I love it! How is your granddaughter?
Hope you have a lovely and sunny Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Dots Dabbles said...

I like the background Brenda...the gesso really adds so much depth. Love the colours too, very magical
Dot x

Fliss said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda! Your background is amazing and the touches of white pen and gilding really make this amazing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Claire said...

Beautiful artwork Brenda, that background is scrumptious! The fairy looks wonderful with the touch of gilding. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Very pretty, Brenda. Love all the different techniques.
Joyce xx

Gisèle said...

oh Brenda, this is such a magical looking piece; I love it ! her wings are stunning and she looks so delicate...the bg is pure yumminess for sure...just beautiful !!!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Oh this is soo beautiful Brenda!

Karin said...

its beautiful, love the idea of the book!

May said...

Gorgeous creation Brenda.. fabby background and the image is beautiful... Hugs May x x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a wonderful page, great magical feeling. Love the colors of the mushroom.

CraftyLoops said...

Brenda this is beautiful, I love that image. Oh and you might want to pop over to my blog.......

Lee x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda this really does look both magical and mystical that image is beautiful so is the background, awesome work.
hugs
Lorraine x

catherine said...

This is a fantastic idea Brenda and just love all the background and image. very creative
x catherine

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, this is gorgeous, so ethereal and such a stunning background effect. It looks perfect in your sketchbook. X

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Brenda this gorgeous and so beautiful.
luv
Debby

Sue said...

Good thing to do. I put all my bits in a book too. Your fairy creation here is really beautiful.You have so much patience to do all that colouring in...worth it though...she is gorgeous.

I used to read the Flower Fairies stories to my daughter when she was little.
xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is magical and ethereal! Love it!

Lucy x

Chris said...

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Ann B said...

Beautiful artwork Brenda, love the fairy and I learned something new. Didn't know you could mix PPs with gel medium - must have a go when back from my hols.

Thanks for popping over earlier and for your kind comments, much appreciated.

Ann B
xx

Martina2801 said...

What a charming and delightful design, dear Brenda! So beautiful!

butterfly said...

What an utterly gorgeous piece... another one where the background is so lovely that it must take a strong will to start covering it up - but the end result is just lovely too!
Alison x

Gerri Herbst said...

So absolutely stunning....adore your little fairy. Thanks for visiting me my dear! take care, gerri

trisha too said...

How lovely, Brenda, beautiful layers and texture.

Will look forward to peeks inside your arty book!

:)

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Terry said...

Boy I would love to see how you did this background! What a work of magic it is! Love the fairy and mushrooms and every little colored detail! Beautiful!

baileyrosy.com said...

My goodness ! What a fabulous piece of art and just adore the stamp and how beautifully you have coloured this magical piece.

Marie

Marjie Kemper said...

That sure IS magical and mystical. The coloring is amazing... love her wings the most!