Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Scrap Around The World Guest Spot

This month Flying Unicorn is the main sponsor at Scrap Around the World and our CT has been invited to play along with their mood board.

I created a 12x12 fairytale-inspired canvas.

As a mother of 3 little boys, I was at a bit of a loss when I saw the all pink mood board, let me tell you! Absolutely gorgeous, but very girly LOL.

Once I looked at it a bit closer an idea started to take shape. Evan and I have been watching Once Upon A Time, and the frilly pink dress reminded me of a princess, and the typewriter of a fairytale, and I was off to the races!

I wanted my princess to look like Aurora from the show, and turned to my Julie Nutting stamps to see what I could do. Believe it or not, she started out as Mindy, the bouffant-sporting 50's diner looking paper doll stamp.

And here's how she ended up.

A little bit of a transformation, wouldn't you say? The Julie Nutting stamps are very versatile this way. They are designed to be cut apart into pieces for layering. I trimmed off Mindy's bouffant and hand drew my own hair, adding some Liquid Pearls and bling to her headband to imitate Aurora's crown. I made the dress out of tissue paper (a little bolder than the pink the mood board, but it was what I had) - I first stamped the ruffle part of Mindy's dress over and over onto white cardstock and then layered on the tissue paper in a rumpled fashion to imitate the dress on the mood board. I then trimmed the skirt into the shape I wanted. Aurora's trademark shawl is also made from tissue paper.

If you remember the story of Sleeping Beauty, Aurora was imprisoned in a castle surrounded by briars. I created my briar patch using hot glue which I painted over with alcohol markers.

The stones of the castle were created using a piece of Maja Design paper from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection. To make the rocks I used a Prima 6x6 Rocks stencil and outlined the stones in pencil, then filled in the mortar lines using a Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush pen. To give them a mossy, aged look I added some green with Twinkling H2Os and shading with a Stabilo Aquarellable pencil.

This Prima Garden Sink seem perfect for a fairytale scene. A little bit of Distress Paint to add a patina and it was ready to add to my project.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you'll check out the March Challenge at Scrap Around the World and consider playing along for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

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