Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mythical Ice Fairies

    I'm sure we've all heard of fairies but how many of us know about Ice Fairies?  Usually, fairies go underground and hide in their homes where it's warm throughout the cold snowy months of winter.  But there's a special breed of Ice Fairies who dearly love the cold weather.  They score our windows with frost paintings and hang icicles from the eaves and tree branches.

     This beautiful image must be a clan leader among the Ice Fairies - she's just so glamorous and elegant.  This image is from AuroraWings and I had so much fun bringing her alive with color.

     I used polychromos pencils to color her and blended everything with gamsol.  I added touches of white gel ink to certain spots and did her lips and eyes with ProMarkers.  I die cut the image with one of my favorite dies from Spellbinders.  I trimmed off  a tiny point on each end for a smoother shape and then I inked the edges.

     The pale blue paper with the tiny snowflakes came from DCWV's "Winter Magic" stack, something I've had in my stash for several years and I'm still working my way through it.  For embellishment, I added one small hand-sewn bow with a pearl.

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     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

She is amazing, Connie. Your color choices really give her a character that speaks of Wisdom and that she knows her importance as an Ice Keeper for Nature. Beautifully done! hugs, de

Joi at RR said...

INTRIGUINGLY LOVELY... loved learning about ice fairies too! Thanks bunches for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Sure hope you will remember us for our next challenge too! Xj.
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Julie said...

So stunning
thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
Julie T

Liz said...

Thanks for the info about Ice Fairies, I've never heard of them before. Your card is beautiful, a gorgeous image, beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Isn't this just gorgeous, Connie! Definitely a Queen among the Ice Fairies. Love your colors and and fabulous die. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Daffodil Cards said...

You've certainly brought her alive Connie, she is gorgeous and I LOVE the die you have used.

Katrina Brown said...

Oooh, such a perfect use of all the blues! Stunning image and design; I can feel the brisk chill! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenge.

kReN K said...

Hello, my friend. Hope you are well. Love your card. Thanks for sharing with us at PDE Link Challenges this week. kReN

brenda said...

Your creation is just perfect for our 'cold and frost colours' theme at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Joan said...

A lovely card with your pretty ice fairy

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


Christine said...

Stunning gorgeous image gorgeous take on the Blue chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us @ AGOAC this time.

smiles Christine x DT

mum of two said...

So pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

You really brought this Queen among the Ice Fairies to life with your beautiful coloring, Nana Connie! Love the light colors and gorgeous details you brought out in her hair. The snowflake paper is a perfect background for this winter beauty of a card. Thank you for joining our ATG challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx