Saturday, March 30, 2013


The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes and we want to see vintage or shabby chic cards or other paper-crafted projects that depict either a Fairy Tale or a Nursery Rhyme.

We have a lovely sponsor this week, A Day for Daisies, and she has the most wonderful selection of images in this very category so all of us have created a card with one of these images.

I chose this image of Rapunzel called Where Is My Love (A Day for Daisies) and decided a long card was required.  I struggled with this one a bit but after it was done and I looked at it a few times, it grew on me.

I made a card blank with some Bazzill card stock.  I have coloured the image with pencil crayons (Prismacolors) blended with OMS (Gotrick).  Then I mounted her on a piece of Bazzill card stock that has been embossed using a Bubble Wrapping Texture Fade (Tim Holtz), which gave it a bit of a castle wall feel.  Then I inked the embossing with Frayed Burlap and Wild Honey Distress Ink (Ranger).

The flower vine is a Memory Box die that I cut last fall at my friend Shirley's and I inked it with Wild Honey and Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger).  The word Dream was cut with my Cameo, inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink and then stamped with a Shabby Chic Autumn Leaf stamp by Just Rite to give it a bit of interest.

The butterflies have all been created with paper-backed foil tape used by Heating & Air Conditioning contractors.  Once I cut them and gave them some texture, I covered them with black craft paint (Folk Art) and then sponged them with some Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger).  Some pearl stickers (Dollarama) were added to the butterflies and vine as a final touch.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Creations - Things with the Letter B (Butterflies)
Whoopsi Daisy - Use A Digi
Crafting by Designs  - Anything Goes with a Twist: Vintage Easter and/or Spring


  1. Amazing creation. We would love to see it, at Crafting By Designs, our current challenge is Anything Goes with a Twist: Vintage Spring and/or Spring and your project is perfect. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent. Hugs,


  2. Love it! The texture, colors, details....really beautifil

  3. so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'B' challenge - remember you can enter up to three times! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

  4. great card! Lots of texture and different techniques on this. thanks for entering our AG challenge at Creative Corner challenges.
    Tammy DT XX

  5. Gorgeous vintage creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.

  6. Beautiful card Cec!! I love how you used the bubble texture fade is perfect for your card! Fabby coloring of your image..and love the die cut flowers and your butterflies and dream! Fabulous card!!


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