Monday, 18 June 2018

Once Upon a Time........

Hello everyone.
Where on earth is this year going to eh?  One minute it is Christmas and the next we are charging full pelt towards Summer - well we are in the UK anyway.  Mind you, when I say Summer I am not sure we will have beautiful Summer weather but we shall see - the forecasters say we are in for a three month heatwave - bring it on I say - I am keeping my fingers crossed but I will believe it when I see it.  Nothing I like more than to be outside in the garden doing a spot of colouring. 😊

So before I go any further just let me tell you about my serious blonde moment!!
I made my project for the last challenge - tick.
Added all the pictures to my post - tick.
Scheduled my post to appear at the right time on the right day - tick.
Added all the challenges with their links - tick
Added my link to all the challenges in my list - DUH!!!! (well I did add to one challenge but there should have been about 10!!)

No wonder I only had one challenge commenting on my work! I am so annoyed with myself right now, especially as I spent ages colouring the beautiful Christmas Lights Sprite. 😭😭😭😭😭😭
Moral of this story - remember to go back and check all your entries - especially if you have had no comments - it is better to check than just sit there thinking nobody likes your work enough to comment on it!!! 
Lesson well and truly learnt!!

ANYWAY......... let's move on shall we?

So our new challenge is:
(Inspired by a Fairytale)
When I was younger, I remember having the most beautiful hard backed books full of fairy tales - wish I had kept a hold of them now because it would have been lovely to be able to read them with my grandkids - mind you, I'm not sure that any of them would sit still that long! 😄😄

Anyway, I digress - I did a bit of googling for this challenge to remind me of the many fairy tales that are out there. It is a long time since I read any fairy tales I can tell you. Lol
Eventually, I settled on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen.
And do you know, there just happens to be a couple of awesome images called Snow Queen - 😉 -and I have used one of those.  I went with the Snow Queen Full size as I really like the softness of this image.
You can find the Snow Queen on the Aurora Wings Etsy Store HERE
And on the Aurora Wings store HERE

I was going to keep it all blues but decided to do her hair a different colour so that the little headdress stands out a bit better.

Again I have used my Prismacolour pencils.  I would never have added grey into a white item of clothing but my colouring classes over at Kit and Clowder have taught me so much about lightsource and shadows that now I can't imagine colouring white any other way.

Those gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have had them for simply ages - in fact when I was choosing which ones to use I couldn't believe that in my "white" box there could be so many different shades of white.  Might have to have a little spending spree. Lol

There you go then - that is my inspiration for the new challenge.
Which Fairytale are you going to use to inspire your creation?  
I can't wait to see.