The SDC99 challenge, chosen by Carol, is "Summertime"and the first thing that came to mind was gardens, flowers, fireflies... and that led me to creating a garden fairy clothed in a cheerful sundress.
The piece measures 6x12 and the background is acrylic paint on MDF, with layers of stamping and stencils. The majority of the stencils used in this mixed-media wall hanging are TCW - Balzer Designs.
For her wings, dress and boots I made Gelli Plate mono-prints using regular typing paper and deli paper. The deli paper is translucent (like vellum) and it gives the wings a lovely ethereal quality.
For the head I stamped Jill on book paper, I just love her big eyes and sassy hair. I'll be investing in the other heads ASAP here's a link to the ones
I'm coveting Stampotique carries: Leeta, Jeepers, Miss Snottie, Clover, Muffin, Pockets and Mervyn
The flowers were made with scraps from my mixed-media index cards and a heart punch.
For the quote I stamped Sometimes on typing paper using Staz-on. I could really relate to the sentiment:
This is also my entry for the Simon Says Stamp: Inspired By Challenge. I was inspired by this pin:
And it's my "Inspired by Gardens" 'Take the Challenge' with Mou entry.
My youngest said this is his favorite piece I've ever made. I think my heart just about exploded with happiness :-)
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