It's an almost lovely Spring day here in North East Scotland - almost because the sun is struggling to poke through the grey clouds, but it is soooo much warmer, the birds are all doing the mating dance and singing their little hearts out. I am actually thinking about hitting the garden today for the first time since. . . well, before Christmas anyway. Been so long I can't remember - LOL!
My creation for today then is my DT offering for Tuesday Taggers. Our theme this week has been chosen by our own lovely Avril Ann, and is 'Masquerades/Jesters'. BOY did that throw me! I spent ages trawling the net for something I could use. I did find something, but didn't want to use it as it was copyrighted and all that, so I sort of adapted it to fit my own vision.
I drew a masque to start with on it's own, then I drew the girl, and added the masque afterwards. Can't believe it took the whole of Saturday to draw by hand, and then digitize it!! Such a long winded process. Wish I had a magic tool I could use to draw directly onto the compy. . . Anyway - I have now added these images to my shop:
So, Saturday night I was at my board colouring in with my watercolour pencils, and adding inky bits to the edges. And still I couldn't make the blooming card. We went out all day on Sunday, so no chance of getting it done then. I made it at last when we got home, and only just grabbed the last bit of light for the photo (above). I could have waited until Monday, but just as well I never because it was raining anyway and so dark!! The photo below is using flash:
Not entirely sure if this also fits the bill at Darkness Inspiration (Thanks Lyn!) who want 'Dark Ladies' this week. I had tried to make her look sort of Gothic. Hope so anyway. . .