Once Upon a Time by Sybille Sterk

Since I couldn’t decide which of the images in the series to use for the cover page of the calendar here’s a (definitely) final one to tie together the whole series. :-)

Inspired by my love of fairy tales – two obvious clues in the castle…

In case you’re wondering how I did the floating castle, there’s a link to a tutorial further down. I didn’t use it, but it’s pretty good and similar to what I did.



Pascal Flowers 4 by Tracie76Stock

Braid by NiennaAlatariel
Ghost Key by bluewave-stock
tree 16 png by gd08
tree 14 png by gd08
tree 15 a png by gd08
Tree0002 PNG by nearstar
Tree0003 PNG by nearstar
Tree0001 PNG by nearstar
Goldfish 04 by ashy-stock
Goldfish 02 by ashy-stock
232 by kartoffel-stock
Castle on Water by SweetSoulSister
Tutorial for floating island by PsdDude

Backgrounds and Textures
Grassy Stuff by FoxStox
landscape 25 by night-fate-stock
A Rather Large Hill by Mourge-stawk
clouds 102 by kasienka-nikki
Very blue sky and clouds by Sinned-angel-stock
sky 9 by night-fate-stock
psychosomatic texture by Princess-of-Shadows
Grunge 1 from 6 Faves Of Mine Texture Set # 4 by Shadowhouse
Daguerro 12 from Daguerreo Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Oilpainting 5 by Shadowhouse
Oriental Textures Pk12 by inspyretash-stock

Spanish Moss Brushes by redheadstock
Ropes n Chains Brushes by redheadstock
Hair brush set by para-vine
Lines and ribbons Sp. Edition by aeiryn
24 Clouds by Mila Vasileva

All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • unebandepart
    unebandepartabout 4 years ago

    always so spiffy, bravo !

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisabout 4 years ago

    Oh I love this, Wonderful work…….

  • Thank you so much Shelly. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayabout 4 years ago

    really love this. castle for rent. love. it.

  • Many, many thanks Mark. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linskudd
    linskuddabout 4 years ago

    Superb. :o) xx

  • Thank you so much Lindsay. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrabout 4 years ago

    yeah I go along with that.

  • :-) Thank you so much Dec. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-about 4 years ago

    That was the best way to resolve your issue, brilliant! Love the sign and the fish in the sky!

  • LOL Thank you Gwen. It was a bit of a cop out as I couldn’t decide and no one else could either. LOL xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasabout 4 years ago

    Is a credible back in time and I love this atmosphere so much!!!

  • Thank you so much Dorina. It was really fun to do. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • jenn77
    jenn77about 4 years ago

    This so awesome , love it !!!!

  • Thank you so much Jenn. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Avena Singh
    Avena Singhabout 4 years ago

    Oh no! I think this is my favorite now. So incredible!!!

  • Thank you so much Avena. :-) I can’t decide, I love them all. BUT Sisters has the most meaning to me, so if I had to choose just one, that would be it. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • dovey1968
    dovey1968about 4 years ago

    oh this is brilliant ! how totally gorgeous :)

  • Thank you so much Dovey. Much, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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