Hope everyone has had a wonderful week with signs of Spring beginning to appear. Snowing here, but bright blue sky is becoming visible as the clouds lift. I've been up to lots of behind-the-scenes crafting...time to catch up with a post or two.
Today, a card for The Library Challenge #2~The Hobbit,
featuring fairies, from another of my favourite Hero Arts sets...well, technically a kit...based on A Midsummer Night's Dream. The background is a blend of Spun Sugar, Picked Pistachio, Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord (much brighter in real life); the fairies are copic-coloured. Yes, their wings and dresses are liberally coated with sparkle!
I did some research about the appearance of fairies in the novel and discovered that, while technically, they don't appear, Tolkien does make several references to them, leading us to the understanding that "...fairies was a Hobbit name for Elves. Some lived in the land of the Faerie." So, that's what I'm going with: a card with fairies or, if you prefer, elves (with wings *grin*). Of course, I also drew inspiration from the colours on the cover and the content; The Hobbit is, indeed, a "true" fairy story (based on his essay “On Fairy-Stories” - which is quite interesting, I might add).
Okay, enough with the teacher-y stuff! Let's just say revisiting my memories of the novel, conducting a snippet of research and, above all, creating my card, were delightful!
Since these 'elves' and their woodland surroundings are HA have a special place in my collection, it's also heading to A Blog Named Hero Challenge~Use Your Favourite Hero Arts Products
That's it from me!
Thank you for dropping by!