The lovely Hazel is our hostess this week and has chosen the fab theme of ….
'Once Upon a Fairy Tale'
So we want to see Fairy Tale people on your cards…. Cinderella, Fairy Princesses, Red Riding Hood, Dragons etc.
My favourite Fairy Tale has always been Cinderella because she never gives up hope, no matter how bad things get, and carries on believing that one day her Prince will Come… and of course he does and it's a happy ending! Sounds cheesy, and I know life ain't like that LOL !!! but I love the story.
I googled Cinderella and found this gorgeous stamp by Spesch Designer Stamps. I absolutely love this image and think it sums up the whole story. Notice she has the glass slipper on the end of her broom!! So she is just waiting for her Prince Charming to come along with the other shoe - awww!!
Skin: E00, E02
Broom: E57, Y11
Eyes: Spectrum Noir - Cool Shadow
Eyes: Spectrum Noir - Cool Shadow
I tried a few different colourings but decided to go with the monochromatic colouring and focus on browns. And of course try and make the glass slipper sparkle like magic!
I've used my favourite shade of 'Coffee' Brown Card and put a sheet of my new Tudor Acetate Gold paper over the top. It's a first for me as I've never used acetate before!!! I had a mini panic attack over how to glue/fix it to card without it showing. So Googled some Tips and somebody suggested putting glue on back of patterned areas!! Now why didn't I think of that? LOL seems so obvious in hindsight.
The gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I think I need to go to Flower Arranging Classes though, because I faffed about with different flowers for about 2 hours!!! (I kid you not!!) and it's become a bit of a mental block. In the end I just plonked them on any old how because I was so tired!!! ROFL
I've also decorated the inside of the card with digi paper from Pink Petticoat called 'Sprinkled with Twinkles.' I've added my own Sentiment on computer.
And that's about it. It's quite a girlie card - for me! .... LOL - so hope you like it!
We are sponsored this week by
Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of dies cuts, digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!
..... and they are offering a very generous prize of 3 packs of Die Cuts from the store (Winners choice)
Wow! how cool is that!!
Don't forget to pop on over to MAWTT Website for more details of the challenge and to see all the fabulous creations my teamies have made!!
I have to confess that I have never been that keen on fairy tales, but really enjoyed making this card, and would like to do another one soon. I do love Disney's Beauty and the Beast and hey, it's not too scary!!! I've always been terrified of Hansel & Gretel, ever since i went to see a play of it as a child. They had a witch that flew across the theatre and boy was she ugly !!! She tried to shove those children into the oven like she was baking a batch of muffins!!! Also they had a Sandman in it. He was SO creepy!! Green all over and quite sinister. He used to appear in the middle of the night and when you heard him doing his little shuffle in the sand you knew that he was coming for you!!! I couldn't sleep for about three nights and I was about ten years old too!!! LOL - such a sensitive child !!! hee hee. Ten years later I went to see the film 'The Entity' - and couldn't sleep for about a month!!!
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-
Dream Valley - Challenge 19 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 12th November 2011)
Craft your Passion - Challenge 83 - 'Anything Goes + Brown' (ends 13th November 2011)
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 74 - 'Favourite Colour Combo' (ends 14th November 2011)
Hope everyone is having a good week - not long until weekend now!
Love n Hugs!