Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Buttercup is complete!!

It seems my muse wanted me to pull out my old night owl self and finish Buttercup. What's a Buttercup you ask? If you read yesterdays post then you will be in the know..hehe!! I do believe she turned out rather adorable....just sitting there.....sighing....and waiting for her wee fae babe to be born. I placed her high up on a shelf so that Gabie and Pumpkin couldn't reach her. They haven't learned yet that faeries are off limits in this  household....along with butterflies, dragonflies and ladybugs.

The vintage tea cup and saucer sit right at 2 1/2 inches and with Buttercup's beautiful butterfly wings the piece measures 5 inches. The wings are not real but they are an image of real ones I printed off on vellum paper. I love using vellum paper for wings.

You can really see her cute little chubby cheeks from this angel along with her tiny pointed fae ear. The tiny purple flower is for the babe when he/she is born to lay on.

As you can see...Buttercup is patiently (NOT) waiting for her wee one to get here. She is a garden fae and so loves being out tending the new blooms but for her safety she must be content to sit in her tiny tea cup for now.

Buttercup is one of my full clay sculpts. She is permanently attached to her tea cup. The tea cup is permanently attached to the saucer. She has been detailed using acrylic paints. Her hair is dyed angora wool yarn. Her eyes are bone beads that I hand painted using acrylic paints. Her tiny bodice is some of my vintage lace with glass beads sewn on. Her skirt is made from a pretty green shear ribbon. I added some sparkly faerie paper around the base of the tea cup.

I have several more vintage cups and saucers and my muse is just a whispering in my ear that more faeries are coming to claim them.  ^_^

Until next time.............Hugs,

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