Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fairies in Springtime
















Good morning to everyone! It's overcast and rainy here today but I have a wonderful project to share that I hope will brighten your day. First I have to thank Lynette Carroll of My Creative Affair for the inspiration. She recently won a spot on the Graphic 45 Design Team. Since they are one of my favorite companies I visited the blogs of all their new team members and was blown away by Lynette's style and creativity. My daughter had gifted me with the Once Upon a Springtime paper some time ago and I was motivated to try Lynette's project. I truly cannot thank her enough for her help on this. I hope you'll be inspired to try a similar project. Be sure to click on each photo to see it enlarged so you can study all the details.

You use the Spellbinders Nestabilites Large and Small Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles for the main individual layers. Then using your chosen paper you tell a little story with each frame, cutting layer upon layer of figures and embellishments. As I said I used mainly the Once Upon A Springtime paper from G45 along with a few other minor papers. I used 3 of Kaisercraft's laser cut wood embellishments, lots of tiny pearls, mini wood spools, antique pearl pins, etc. But really it is your paper that is the main player. And I used foam mounting tape in strips (thanks Lynette!) between each layer to make it pop up and stand out. I had the most fun I've ever had doing this project and once it is framed it will hang proudly in my studio. Please give this a try......it is very rewarding and not at all hard to do. Graphic 45 makes many paper lines that would work with this technique and their newest line to come out very soon is Wizard of Oz themed. I feel another one of these coming on in that theme! If you have any questions, feel free to email me or comment. Have a great day!

7 comments:

SHEILA said...

Will you leave them to me in your will? I'm serious :)

Sandra said...

Wow I didn't comment on the SCS website but these are G O R J I S!!!

Createology said...

You are seriously making me swoon over these Fairies in Springtime. Such fabulous details and soft colors. F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.

Nancy Wethington said...

Really gorgeous with all that detail! WOW!

Diane said...

Mary, these are all beautiful!!! Love all the details and the colors and all of the little embellishments.
Hugs from the LUCKY winner!!
Diane XO

~Melissa~ said...

Wow...there amazing!! I love all the great detail. They look even better framed...awesome job!!

kristen said...

I am very new to Pinterest. This is the 1st project I've looked at and I love the fairies! Are there instrctions for this anywhere?