Spent this afternoon making some Fairy ATCs for a KCUK swap, so here they are.
Have to say I didn’t really enjoy making these and wish I’d used one of my favourite winged girl stamps instead but they’re done now and it’s a change for me.
The backgrounds were made with Distress inks – Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire (one has some Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage on it, too cos I decided to make some 4×4 backgrounds for the KCUK alphabet swap while there). I added castles, water, clouds and grass to the first two and used a meadow stamp on the others (Pine Needles and Tombow pens) then stamped and embossed the fairies. I stamped and embossed them again on vellum, using ultra fine silver ep, coloured them with Copics, then cut out the wings, glued them to the original stamped images and glitter glazed them. The words were stamped on vellum, then cut out roughly and I drew around them with a black pen. I added white highlights on the castles, too. I don’t remember using Stormy Sky before, even though I’ve had it since Port Sunny in May, but I’ve definitely fallen in love with it ;) I love blue.
This afternoon, we actually had some sunshine for the first time in a few weeks (apart from the odd little peep from behind the clouds) so I photographed these in the garden. As soon as I arrived, my favourite little robin baby (we have four or five visiting regularly at the moment) popped up to say hello, so I got some food to feed him/her with and took a couple of photos while I had the camera with me.
This one’s really bold and flies over, really close as soon as he/she sees me, then comes to feed at my feet. The others are a lot more timid.
Isn’t he/she gorgeous?
Wonder how much longer we’ll get to enjoy them before their Dad sends them packing? Male robins are so territorial and quite nasty, even to their own offspring.
Thank you VERY MUCH to all those of you who left a comment asking to be considered for the Blog Candy. I know I should be announcing the winner but I still haven’t made a decision on it, though I do have a shortlist and will have to resort to asking John to draw a name later tonight. Watch this space!