Saturday, July 11, 2015


[E]very time a child says, "I don't believe in fairies," there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead. ~James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan

I believe in fairies, I do, I do.  I believe in fairies, I do, I do.  

I have always had a love for all things in the fantasy realm.  Dragons are a favorite, fairies and elves too.  LOTR is my all time fav movie and I just can't get enough.  I have devoured book after book, watched movies, collected statues...all because of my love of fantasy.  I'm not sure why I'm drawn to it so much, maybe it's the imagination, the admiration, the sheer sense of pleasure I get when I watch a movie, read a book, or find a piece to add to my collection.  I've often wondered it that I wish I had the grace and skill of a woodland elf?  Wish that I could communicate and ride on the back of a dragon?  I don't know, maybe a little bit of it all!

 So because of my love of fantasy, I have a growing collection of stamps, some digital, some from rubber and I decided to put this little cutie on a canvas where I can put her in my crafty space and look at her all the time.  She is from Some Odd Girl and you can find her HERE.

This is my first canvas, I really didn't know what I was doing, if there is a method, or I just played around with stuff I had and think she turned out pretty cute!

distress paint-mermaid lagoon
tim holtz stencils
Tim Holtz tissue paper
multi medium matte
texture paste

I adhered tissue paper with multi medium, put a wash of gesso and then started adding gelatos for color.  The texure paste I colored in purple and green using my copic refills and mixing well, then used stencils for interest and texture. 
Then I just kept adding a little color here and there, splattered some white and grey paint and then adhered sequins and added the little fairy!  Hope you like her and if you are looking for some super cute fairy images, check out Some Odd Girl!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Crafty Friends Challenge-ATG
+Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge-ATG
Not Just Cards-ATG
Anything but a Card #49-ATG


  1. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  2. It turned out pretty for your first try on canvas.. I've never tried it yet, LOL! Thanks for joining Crafty Friends Challenge!

  3. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

  4. I think your first canvas turned out beautifully! The background looks great and I love the fairy!! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!


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