In a comment on my last Fairy Dress bit of artwork (an A.T.C. – you can see it HERE – it will open up in another window for you), I received this message … or maybe it was a letter …
I would like to place my order for a lovely fairy dress in my size. I would also like it to have a bit of magic in it so that it makes my size be about 5 sizes smaller. And if I’m going to ask for some magic I should also like the feathers to be completely functional so that I can lift my skirt and fly away whenever the mood strikes me!
Sending you the fluffiest of fluffy feathered blessings!
Well, this young lady didn’t discuss colours, she only mentioned feathers, and a magical dress which would make her look at least 5 sizes smaller. But … I don’t think it would be small enough for a real Fairy Dress in Fairyland … so I’m going to have to wave a Magic Wand over Miss Tami and simply change her into Fairy Size. However, I have made her a dress which has a feathered skirt, – the feathers of which have been kissed with colour by a Kingfisher as he flew past. As Fairy Tami flies, the feathered skirt will simply brush away from her legs which will allow her to land easily.
The Fairy Wings are the most beautiful of feathers …. but they’ve been died, cut and tinted to make them look like a butterflies wings.
The Skirt … has been adorned with Diamond like Crystals, which can also be found on the bodice, at the centre of each flower. The Bodice was all hand painted.
Above the Fairy Dress is a crown of gold …. again decorated with Diamond like Crystals, and placed at a slightly jaunty angle, as I feel that Miss Tami would wear her crown at a slightly jaunty angle to show the fun side of her character. (And believe me, that gal has a MAHOOSIVE fun side! lol).
Although the four photos might appear to be exactly the same, they actually aren’t. I tried my best to show the little details of this card so had to use different lighting in the hope of drawing attention to things so that you got a full idea of the whole card.
The Fairy Dress and Wings are mounted on an 8″x8″ plain white card blank. The Teal colour around the edge is actually called Aquamarine, and is made using one of my most favourite crafty products – Pinflair Buff-it. I LOVE this stuff and have it in about 8 different colours. You can buy it direct from Pinflair HERE – I’ve shopped with them for many years now and cannot fault their service.
After I’d applied the Buff-it and polished it to a shine, I then applied wriggly lines of glue all over the card and added very fine glitter dust to that glue.
I fixed the Dress and Wings in place; fixed the crown at a jaunty angle, and finally fixed the word ‘believe’ to the bottom right hand corner – which I’d printed onto some thin white cotton.
And that’s all there was to it!
I do hope Miss Tami likes it. Of course… she’ll have to have a fitting to ensure that it fits OK, but personally .. I can’t see a problem. I think it will fit like a glove.
All that’s left for me to say now is …. I hope your week is going well and that it’s not too hot, nor too cold where ever you are right now. Here … well it’s a little humid in my cottage, but I’m sure it’s like that for a reason … and being England, the weather will change if you blink so I’m sure it won’t last for too long. (Although it’s three days here in the South Coast, and I am getting just a little fed up of feeling like a wilted flower).
Have a wonderful day, whatever you’re doing. And whatever you’re doing, be nice. Smile. A smile costs nothing, but it can change a person’s whole day.
Squidges, from me here in my corner to you there in yours.