This is on its way to a friend of mine who shall remain nameless, until the package has arrived. There are a couple of other items in the package, which I'll post in a day or so.
The substrate for this is simply cereal box card. One: recycling is always a good idea and two: the package was sent out the country, which means paying by weight, so it was good to have this lightweight material. Tip: For a sturdier substrate, simply glue two pieces of card together with gel medium.
I covered the substrate in crumpled tissue, to get some structure, then painted, stamped and stenciled the background.
I drew the fairy freehand and then coloured her using acrylic paint, Caran D'Ache neocolour II crayons and Spectrum Noir markers.
After that, I wrote the little story. Colouring in the loops in any writing makes text pop on a canvas or art journal page.