Sunday, June 28, 2020

Creative Embellishments June Challenge

Hello Friends - I hope you're all well and safe where you are. Today I wanted to share a creation I made for the Creative Embellishments June 2020 Challenge.

This is the inspiration photo for the challenge. Beautiful isn't she? For some reason at the moment I seem to be enchanted with faeries and mermaids so this really appealed to me.  I decided to give it a go and this is what I came up with....

I started off by using Marabu's new Metallic Alcohol Inks as well as Neon Blue and some of their glittery blends. to create the background. The clouds were made in layers. Initially I inked them on with Club Scraps White Pigment ink to which I added a bit of Fairy Hug Powder glitter (by Lavinia World).  I then sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder and heated to set.  This process created a lovely texture.  To bump the color back up I added another layer of the white pigment ink and even more glitter.  A quick blast with the heat tool to set the ink.  

I then set to work on the dragon and fairy.  The dragon was painted with Blue Lagoon acrylic paint from DecoArt.  He was then colored with a variety of colored pencils to add depth and dimension. He also got a bit of white and black paint pen for details.  I painted the fairy black using Americana Lamp Black acrylic paint. Her wings were then coated with more of the Fairy Hug Powder....yes, I do love glitter!!  Once both of these elements were dry I glued the fairy to the dragons back and mounted them on the canvas using foam tape to really give them dimension.   The canvas still needed something so I stamped dandelion bits and the sentiment WISH using StazOn Black ink and a bit of white paint pen work.

Have a lovely day my friends!!


Creative Embellishments - Tiny Fairies, Dragon Set 2
Marabu Alcohol Inks
Club Scrap - White Pigment Ink
DecoArt - Lamp Black, Blue Lagoon
Imagine - Jet Black StazOn ink, Clear Embossing Powder
Unity - Wish set
Colored Pencils
Black & White Paint Pens


  1. Everything about this piece, is out-of-the-park Sensational! Background, composition, coloration, detail: stunning!

  2. That dragon set!!!!!! wowowowow that dragon set. Oh my gosh - this is beyond words cool, gorgeous, magical and hands down stunning. Thanks for entering the CE challenge.

  3. Wonderful! Great dragon! Thank you for playing along with Creative Embellishments!

  4. I love that dragon! I didn't even see the fairy, I was so eye struck by the dragon! beautiful Thank you for joining us at Creative Embellishments this month.

  5. That dragon is so very cool! And the fairy goes along for the ride! She's a beauty but that dragon takes center stage!

  6. WOW this is awesome, that dragon is WAY cool!! Thanks for joining in the Creative Embellishments challenge.


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