This is my entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge. I haven't participated before but this week's theme is purples/blues, which I love working with so I couldn't resist. This is a 5" x 7" canvas which has been sitting on my desk for months waiting for me to do something with it, so I finally took the plunge. (It's my first one, so please go easy on me!) I painted the background in black acrylic, painted some interference watercolours over the top and then painted the castle and dragon in black acrylic once it was dry. The hill at the bottom is scrunched up tissue paper which I dry-brushed with gold acrylic and then added embossing powder in blue, purple and sparkly gold. The rocks along the bottom are pebbles I picked up on the beach on holiday which I've painted gold. The moon is moulded from Makin's Clay and painted gold. I also added a bit of gold paint to the sky around the moon and some gold highlights for the stars and windows in the castle. I framed it with eggshells which I painted gold and then added embossing powder in purple and blue. It's a lot more shimmery and shiny than it looks in the picture.