I've never tried anything more complex than decorating simple shapes like boxes, so this was something of a learning curve for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Wings were optional but as Lorraine celebrates National Pig Day each year with Flying Pigs, they were to be preferred.
I'd bought some Decopatch tissue paper thinking I could use that, but it didn't take long to realise that this would be easy with a box but NOT with a pig. So back to the drawing board - and the gesso.
After three coats of gesso I used some blue and green distress inks and sponged the body to be like grass and the sky. Still thinking about what to do with the face
Then I stamped foliage all over using Versafine green ink. I added Liquid Pearls in red and gold Stickles for flowers. By this stage I was thinking of using some sort of butterfly for my main wings, so I also added some little butterfly stickers.
I tried several different types of butterflies for the wings - punched, stamped - and in the end, this one, the only large one left from a pack I bought about 8 - or more - years ago. I decided to sponge the face with pink, and used punches to create eyes. I thought she needed something around her neck, so I used some Mizuhiki cord threaded through a little clasp. This had the advantage that I could knot the cord in the back of the clasp and not have the knot show.
Then C suggested that she should really have a ring in her nose: no old brack rings in my cake-decorating box, any curtain rings I could find were too big, but a little gold hoop earring was just about perfect. And I remembered to curl her eyelashes up a bit for her final photo shoot.
Thank you, Lorraine, for giving me the opportunity to participate in this.