Friday, November 13, 2009

November Calendar Girls postcard

This months calendar page was chosen by Jenny and she selected an Arthur Rackman page called Fairies in Hiding.
I decided this time to concentrate on the title not the picture.

The outer background is made from Silk cocoon strippings which were coloured with Starburst Sprays.
I tore the centre section out and added a fabric picture of a fairy in a garden.
I added more colour to the fairy using Twinkling H2O's which gave the piece some sparkle.
I am sorry but the sparkle is not obvious in the scan but you can trust me it is there.
The machine made cord couched around the fairy is to represent the tree roots.

I hope Pippa likes it.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

I enjoy your interpretations of the pages...this one is really pretty. Are you doing this again next year?

Heather said...

Your fairy in hiding is delightful Doreen and I'm sure Pippa will love it - I do. The original picture is lovely too with all those twisty tree roots - a very inspirational piece.

Micki said...

I love this one. She is so charming and such lovely colors.

Cobi said...

I'm really fond of Rackham's work, he has a fantastic style. Your interpretation is lovely.

Janet said...

The Rackman picture is wonderful and has so much detail. You did a great job interpreting the fairy in hiding. I especially like the border you did.

Sandy said...

It's lovely. Pippa will be very happy. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Doris said...

I'm sure Pippa will love it!