Wednesday 7 March 2018

Whimsical Garden Fairy

I do like the whimsical style, but it is not my go to. However, when I saw that the latest PaperArtsy Challenge was Whimsy, I felt compelled to enter.
I have been following Tamara Laporte on Lifebook, recommended by Chris Cresswell, and found her video about The Garden Fairy fascinating. She includes so much detail and, unlike me, takes her time. 
So, inspired by Tamara, here is my garden fairy. The words, Love, Hope and Peace are secreted around the picture. I have used a variety of PaperArtsy fresco paints for my background.
This took me a couple of days, which is very rare for me.
So, am entering this into the PA Challenge. 


  1. I love her! This is a fabulous project for the PA challenge.

  2. This is gorgeous, love the colours you used and the animals you chose, those birds are delightful! Like you I am doing Lifebook 2018, I struggle with whimsical, but loved Tam's class even so. Great to have you joining too! :o)

  3. This is stunning Hazel - I absolutely love this - brilliant xx

  4. Love the colour of her hair, and the little birdy on her shoulder!!

  5. What a superb piece of art Hazel, well worth taking a couple of days to produce this stunning result. Love it.

  6. She is absolutely beautiful Hazel. Love the her green eyes and fantastic background. xx

  7. This is stunning, Hazel!!! I love the colours!!!

  8. Oh Hazel... I adore your page, really stunning.
    Your whimsy girl is so beautiful!!!!
    I also love to bits the little birds and your background, well, everything is really perfect and the whole scene totally adorable. Well done to you!
    And you know what? that's great because I finally bought also this book (probably following Chris advise too I think!) so just subscribed to her newsletter to get also a free lesson.
    I will try as soon as I can to practice a bit thanks to the video in addition to her book (when I can get a bit of time as usual, the more complicated unfortunately..).
    Hugs (and thank you for your lovely visit too!)
    Coco Xx

  9. This is so beautifil, Hazel! I love how the colour of her hair is picked out in soft tones in the background,

    Lucy x

  10. This is brilliant, Hazel! I love the colours, including her red hair, and the drawing is great. Whimsical isn't my forte at all and I wouldn't know where to start...

  11. I am with you, not my go to but something I admire greatly. You've done a fabulous job with her and your time and attention really show through in this wonderful result. Hugs, Autumn

  12. A whimsical delight - especially that sweet bird perched on her shoulder, and the gorgeous colours in the background.
    Alison x