Friday, February 3, 2017

Cinderella Coach with a Giveaway!

 Once Upon a Time there was a girl who loved to create...
This month at Alpha Stamps is all about Cinderella!  Y'all know how I love me some fairy tale themed items.  Here Cinderella is whisking off to her ball in a coach shaped chipboard book.
Complete list of supplies at end of post.
Molds are one of my favorite things to create with.  I used 3 different molds on this project.  Here you can see the Wide Header with 4 scrolls silicone mold.   I've found that Ice Resin works best when creating with molds that have lots of tiny twist and turns.  For this particular piece I used some gold pearl ex powder to tint it gold.  Then I covered it with Gilding Flakes.  Doing both gives the piece more depth.  Instead of a single solid tone you get various levels and shades of gold.  However, the gilding flakes are so luscious it was hard to stop gilding.  
 Believe it or not, but I don't always like my first go at things.  I started by trimming the windows in black thin looped dresden boarders. It looked to harsh so I painted over it using Tim Holtz distress paints in scattered straw, picket fence and spun sugar.  It's a little hard to see in the photo, but I added some gilding flakes randomly all over the coach. Check it out, Gus is hanging out in the window!
 You can't have a piece about Cinderella without some birds.  Blue didn't look right so they too got a coating of distress paint.  I used the Royal Icons Mold for the crown and the same Ice Resin and coloring process as I did on the scroll mold.
 The Mouse and pumpkin boarder set reminds everyone that Cinderella's coach was once a humble pumpkin.  
 Inside I mostly collaged papers.  I wanted to keep the page flat so the front cover would sit flush and the first page show through the windows nicely.  The flowers and butterflies are from the Love Clippings Collection paper set.  Hanging out on the wheels are some silhouettes from the Cinderella Silhouettes Chipboard small set.
Cinderella is from the Happily Ever After Collage Sheet.  And you know I couldn't resist topping the page off with some seam binding - bark colored.  
These two completed pages along with two for you to decorate yourself with a few goodies from my stash (some resin bits, sheet music, seam binding and flowers to name a few) are up for grabs.  All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what Fairy Tale is your favorite.  For additional entries post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (One additional entry for each place you post).  Please use the above image with a link to this post.  
Winner will be announced Feb 14th. 
 Leave your e-mail address to ensure notification.  You can private message me on FB if you do not want to leave it in the comment section.  

Ice Resin
Love Clippings Collection paper - Little love clippings, Always and Forever
Distress paint - scattered straw, picket fence, spun sugar
Think looped Dresden boarders 
Tales of you and me Collection paper - Contes de toi et moi
Gilding flakes (where have these been all my life!)
Happily Ever After CS
Alcohol ink - mushroom
Seam binding - bark tan
distress ink - tea dye
Tim Holtz heirloom roses
Lamp post silicone mold
Wide header with 4 scrolls silicone mold
Silicone Mold - Royal Icons
dove mold 
1" pale pink paper roses
small pale pink mulberry blossoms
small white mulberry blossoms
white foam stamen 
yellow mulberry blossoms 
Mulberry Paper Cherry Blossoms
shoe charm
tiny mixed size flat backed pearls
Mouse and Pumpkin Boarders Set
Cinderella Silhouettes Set Small
Coach book chipboard


Art @ Home said...

Wow, I love it! I enjoy seeing all your creations! This is a very generous giveaway, Caroline! My favorite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast. I can relate to Belle!

Jackie P Neal said...

Caroline! This is out of this world gorgeous!!!
after you wrote you don't always like your first go at things, I zoomed in to see what you meant, can't even tell ,the trim started as black! And yes, the gilding is delicious!!
oh, yes, you did ask about my favorite fairytale. I am guessing it would have to be Cinderella,because every time i her the name I am brought back in my memories as a child, watching,in black&white,the beautiful Leslie Ann Warren portray Cinderella. My younger sister and I ,watching the story come to life and the fairy tale come true for Cinderella,we would dance together in our nightgowns around the living room. This version was so enchanting, it will be forever etched in my mind! oops, sorry for having gone on here!
Have you ever the chance to see this version, if not, look it up-it is truly magical!
I just love what you have created, thanks so much for the share and the memories!

JoAnne said...

Hi Caroline, I haven't been blogging regularly for quite a while so this morning I took some time for long overdue visits.
My timing was perfect! What a gorgeous book! I love everything about it and truly appreciate all the love and attention to detail that was put into it.
It would be truly cherished if I were the lucky winner.

Tarnished Rose said...

It's gorgeous and has so much detail. I can hardly believe you are giving away such a work of art. I guess my favorite fairy tale is Snow White. I remember reading it over and over as a child. The runner up was Three Billy Goats Gruff.


Kimberly Barcello said...

Is that a beautiful creation? Wow, all the detail! Thanks for the chance to win. Of course, I love Cinderella, but the Emperors New Clothes was always intriguing to me as a child.

A Hippie without the pie said...

so beautiful and all of your detail is divine..I love it and would love to give it to my first grand-daughter. My favorite Fairy Tale is Beauty and the Beast because of the message of beauty inside not always outside.

Linda Knox said...

Gee, my favorite...that's a hard one. Guess Snow White would have to be right up there. Love the music and especially all the elves. I like your Cinderella creation and sure would love to see one of them heading in my direction. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shelleybweb said...

What a lovely booklet, I'm fond of Puss in Boots. Cats and footwear, what could be better? Cinderella had footwear and mice so that works for me too. Your coach is beautiful. Thanks for offering it in a giveaway. It would be wonderful to own.