Friday, 13 June 2014

Fairies and Butterflies

When I was a little girl, many, many years ago, my Mum used to tell me that we had fairies in the garden, I spent many hours looking for the fairies. Sometimes a would see a pretty butterfly and my Mum would say it was a fairy in disguise! She said that the beautiful butterflies were the only way that fairies could be seen in public. So butterflies and fairies are really the same thing if you believe in magic! I think the first thing I ever painted as a youngster was a beautiful peacock butterfly - I won a prize for it too!

So The latest challenge at Aurora Wings is to use butterflies, well I just happened to have the lovely Wisteria Fairy on my desk waiting patiently to be coloured and I had some rare quality time today so here she is with her cousins

I used some lovely papers from Michelle Roo, some butterflies cut from a Joanna Sheen die and a few gems to give her some extra sparkle! She has been coloured with Promarkers and Copics with a liberal amount of glitter on her wings - all fairies have to sparkle don't they?

I will enter her into the Aurora Wings challenge - I think I will just get in under the wire!


  1. Absolutely beautiful and I love the sparkly touches.
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  2. This is so gorgeous, Laurian! I love your coloring on the image with glitter on the wings, and the lovely papers make perfect backdrop. Such a beautiful creation! Thank you for joining Aurora Wings' Butterflies challenge. Good luck! Mitzi xx

  3. Wow super gorgeous Laurian hun loving it - it is super stunning and thinking maybe purple might just be one of your favourite colours hugs Judith x

  4. What a sweet story and beautiful card, Laurian! She looks like she's dancing on air with those beautiful butterflies. Thanks so muh for entering our Butterfly Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD


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