Sunday, 10 October 2010

My Halloween card.....

I finally made my card with my skyclad witch Nimue (...last week - I've had no time at all this week...!) and here it is.  I have entered this card into The Creative Cottage Challenge as the theme is 'Halloween'!



Nimue was born when her mother, Tatiana, one of the 'faerie' folk fell in love with a mortal man, a Druid by the name of Einion and took him to Faerie to live for a year and a day.
Despite warnings, and against his own desires to stay in the idyll with Tataiana, Einion left Faerie as he knew his help was needed to repel the Roman army that was marching on his homeland.
He was never to see Tatiana again but his daughter came to find him years later. This was Nimue, a witch of, eventually, great power.

Sadly, the year and a day in Faerie was ten years in the outside world and Einion was not the young, vibrant Druid he's been before his stay in Faerie.  As history shows, the Romans ravaged the Isle of Mon (Anglesey) and burnt all the hallowed groves that were sacred to the  Druids and the 'fair folk'.

One former 'Druid' who it was later proved had betrayed the Druids to the Romans for money and postion was incarcerated within one of the few hollow oaks left on the island and left to die.






Nimue was hand drawn in pen and ink then transformed into a digital image which is on sale at StitchyBear Stamps  for very few pennies!  

I coloured her with my trusty Copics and decoupaged her and mounted her on the deep blue pearlescent card you see in her background. Her stardust trail is actually Ice Stickles in crystal and silver and I sacificed a blusher-brush for the 'besom' she's riding!

The background papers are K&Co and Laura Ashley and all those little 'brads' are Card-Candy, which come in hundreds in cool little boxes within another cool box!

I'm offering this card to the first FOLLOWER to ask for it, so it should be in time for Halloween/Shadowfest.   State if you want me to write it to you or leave it blank for passing on.  Or I could do both!


Hugs
Ei
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4 comments:

  1. Oooo, I just lurrrve this card....if I am the 1st please may I have her....
    you can dedicate it to me...its not going anywhere lol
    Jx

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  2. Jay, you are indeedy the first....and only, if it comes to that! LOL!
    Card on her way to you!

    Everyone else, please do comment - if you like her enough I might make her a freebie ready for Halloween!
    Hugs
    Ei
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  3. She's gorgeous Ei! I love your bubbly surround - perfect! Cheers Claire x

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  4. Ooooo, thank you Ei,((hug)) can't wait until 'she' arrives :)

    Jx

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