Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fairy Princess!

The Crafter's Workshop paper this month was so pretty and whimsical that it lead me to create my own Fairy Princess!

The Berry Swirl paper provided a perfect base for the first page. I used my Cricut to cut most of the letters - Jasmine and Base Camp. I kind of traced and stretched out the large "f" on the first page. I coated the card stock with some of the Tim Holtz paint and watched it crackle! I used my sewing machine to zig-zag the "f" in place, then added the pink fairy patch from the local sewing store...Memory Mount glue holds her in place. I placed a wand (Mrs. Grossman's sticker) in her hand...and I believe all the roll stickers are on sale this month at Scrapbooks Plus!

I had the fairy wings from the Tim Holtz grungeboard set, so I painted them a light lavender. I pulled out my Pearl Ex and the water brush filled with Future floor polish and added the shimmer. I traced the smaller set of Tim Holtz wings onto cardstock, cut them out, and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist for a little sparkle. I used Memory Mount and pop dots to adhere them...the "fairy" was added on pop dots, too!

Next I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil and made marks on the paper with my paper piercer...every other hole...until I had a nice swirl. I adhered the rhinestones individually, but a good short cut for this would be to use some Heidi Swapp "Bling"!

I used a Martha Stewart border punch to create the scalloped purple band behind the title. THe buttons were threaded with the thin ribbons and adhered with Memory Mount. It still needed a little something, and the felt flowers and button combo was just the right touch!

The background for Page 2 is a great green polka dot from My Little Yellow Bicycle. The white paper across the top was really important, because the page felt too heavy without it - the Berry Swirl paper on the first page was just so light and airy. I used the Martha Stewart punch (again) to create the scalloped border across the top..and I loved adding the IOD tape with the crowns to the simple! I ran a few lengths of ribbon through my Xyron X and added them to the upper border, too. The sheer ribbon kept it light and echoed the swirls from the first page.

I used the Tim Holtz paint on the edge of the picture because I wanted it to kind of blend into the page. Here is what I learned. If you want to used it on a picture, spread the paint very thinly..and I found it easiest to do with my fingers. If you make too thick a coat, when the paint cracks it makes very large flakes...and they come right off. I ended up touching this up several times before I was happy with the flakes. Just to be safe, though, I took out my water brush with the Future floor polish and put a clear top coat over the cracked paint on the edge.

More of the Tim Holtz Grungeboard was used for the crowns on this page...just painted with acrylic paint. I added Pearl Ex (love that stuff) and rhinestones to the larger crown.

The Jasmine Cricut cartridge was used to cut the fancy journaling frame. I hand cut one Berry Swirl and added some rhinestones. The Prima flower provided the right amount of weight to the lower right corner...especially with the decorative brad in the center!

The final touch was the IOD crown on the smallest "fairy". I actually taped it to a piece of clear plastic, trimmed it very close to the design, and cut a slit in it so that it would slide over her head...then I adhered it to the back with tape...and she got a little sticker wand of her own!


Kathryn said...

What an adorable layout! Those wings on your little fairy princess are too precious!

Kim said...

Your stuff was absolutely adorable this month - all of it. Great job, I loved it.