Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cinderella Castles

Over at Alpha Stamps Yahoo group we are working on a Castle swap using the new Cinderella Grimm Fairy tale Collage Sheets…go check them out they are fabulous. I was not going to be able to participate due to way to many other projects and I didn’t have the supplies but the clouds parted and the sun shone down on me. I received supplies in my last Diva Box (see post bellow) and Sarah told me she pushed back the mail by date. I had this weekend to finish up my 4 pieces…OMG, I don’t think I’ve ever worked that fast! And here they are, not bad in my opinion. “Cinderella sings with the Birds”…I used an image off of the Cinderella and the birds collage sheet. First I prepared my paper using Weathered wood distressing ink. Then I stamped the paper with a music score stamp and the Doodle bird. Before I was done with that sheet of paper I singed the edges…in some places a little too much LOL. Next I tacked on the fabric images of Cinderella and the bird cage. To finish it off I added seed beads around one of the circles surrounding the doodle bird and then I covered the bird images with Diamond Glaze. I feel like the collage images disappear so I decided not to make two of these and moved onto a different design. “A Quarter till…” For this piece I stamped a tapestry type background and then aged the paper by dusting it with brown ink. Next I created the curtains using a solid yellow cotton, wrapping it around the paper and tacking it where needed. The Cinderella and Prince image are cut out of one of the many Ball collage sheets. I used shrink paper to make the clocks I stamped them with brown ink on white shrink paper colored them with yellow and put them in the Toaster oven until they were done. To finish this piece off I added bows at the top of the towers through the clocks. “Cinderella’s Love Birds” For this castle I used an image from the Cinderella and the Birds collage sheet. To create the shimmery paper (which alas, the effect is lost on the computer) I rubbed various shades of sparkeling H2O’s all over the paper. When it was dry I stamped the Tree Tim Holts and the bricks Stampington & Co. With embossing ink and covered them with various Tim Holtz distressing powders. When it was dry I sanded off the excess giving the images a weathered look. Next I attached Cinderella and the Spanish moss along the bottom. The birds are computer generated, A medium gage wire spanning from one turret to the next holds the birds, the space in between is covered with seed beads. I think this is my favorite. Be sure to check back later when I get my swap pieces and next month we are doing Sleeping Beauty. As always any and all comments welcome Thanks Caro

1 comment:

Annapurna said...

Talk about coincidences. Very lovely castles. I see you used your twinkling H20s again.
Pictures tend to do more justice than scans according to my observation. You may want to try and see the difference.