Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Bit of Fairy Tale Fun....

The theme this week for Exercise Your Creativity was "Once Upon a Time..." I love this theme and will definitely be trying to revisit it again with a couple more projects before the week's end, but for now I have two projects to share.

The day after I posted the challenge, I received in my order of the latest Webster's Pages papers. I'll admit that I simply love this company and truly didn't pay that close of attention to the details of the paper so I was thrilled when I received it to see that it was entirely based upon FairyTales and Once Upon a Time...karma (the line is called Magical Wishes!)

When I saw this paper, I knew that I needed to use it with these photos that Kara took of Kat and I last spring...

This is definitely one of those photos that you need to click on to see it better.

I had to throw in a couple of Unity stamps to finish off the layout. For this green ladybug, I stamped him onto green paper and then colored his spots using my white signo pen.

Supplies used:
*Webster's Pages Magical Wishes paper collection
*Unity Stamp Co. Little Buggers
*Unity Stamp Co. Linden Branch
*fleur de lis (I think this is from Tattered Angels or Melissa Frances...not sure which)
*Making Memories journaling paper
*Martha Stewart flat-backed gems
*signo white pen


This next project was inspired by this photo. I saved this photo years ago off the internet as an inspiration piece just because those pink trees made me feel so happy. Unfortunately, I failed to note where I found the picture so I am afraid that I can't credit who created it...although, I really wish that I could because I really LOVE IT! This is what whimsy and magic is all about....

But I was looking at this new tree stamp, Carefree Moments Oak, created by Lindsay for Unity and those pink trees came to mind. I had drunk a glass or two of wine at the time, so I just went with it and had some fun with creating a pink tree like you would see in "Once Upon a Time..."

The image was colored using my watercolor pencils and then I used my signo pen again for the tree branch detail.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Carefree Moments Oak
*Unity Stamp Co. Feb kom (enjoy sentiment)
*Making Memories paper (pink)
*K&Company paper (green)
*watercolor pencils
*StazOn jet black inkpad
*black brads
*signo white pen


Lindsay Spencer said...
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Lindsay Spencer said...

Beautiful card Christi! I love to see this tree colored, and what a great piece of inspiration.

Mom said...

Love both of these projects! That tree looks great in PINK!

Amy said...

Loving those pretty pink trees and your interpretation...any layout you do is always amazing..!!

Jeanne said...

Oh Chisti! Love those pictures of you and Kat and the layout is beautiful as well. : )

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