Saturday, August 17, 2013

Anything but a card challenge 26 Fairy tales or Fairles

The new challenge over at anything but a card is Fairy tales or fairies. I chose fairy tales.


I made 2 postcards and an ATC. This project is based off the book Kaleidoscope by  Suzanne Simanaitis. I first learned about the technique and the book back in February when Paula did it on her Ustream. I had to rewatch her stream on it as I lost my notes...yeah I know I have the book so why do I need to rewatch it to take notes again. lol  I think it was easier to understand watching it at least to me than reading the steps in the book.

I like doing this technique because there is no thinking required. you just do it. You are to time yourself in each of the steps, but I didn't do it this time(I did this back in Feb. after Paula did it). And I only did one of the panels of the box.

I started out with a cereal box cut apart. I did 2 coats of gesso on all 4 parts(I did front, back and sides of the box. I then took 2 distress ink pads and stamped it like you would with a rubber stamp. Then I took a crayon and wrote "some day my prince will come" "hi ho hi ho its of to work I go" and I named all 7 dwarfs. Next I took 2 colors of craft paint and put some on the cardboard and with an old gift card scraped it on the cardboard. next I took some scrapbook paper tore 5 pieces of it and glued it down. I used Glue and seal( it was what was in front of me). You can use a glue stick too, especially if your doing it timed. Then I took a color pencil and scribbled on the chipboard. Make sure everything is dried. Then I took 2 magazine pages and glued them on the chipboard. You can see the nails from the Sally Hanson ad. Then I took 2 more colors of paint and painted hose colors on the page. After that dried I stamped. I took 2 stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps! The coffee ring stamp and the recycle heart stamp with black memento ink pad.  Then I made some texture by using a butterfly bathmat thing and using it as a stamp with craft paint. finally i took some sprays and an alpha stencil and punchenllia and used it on there. Then after everything was dried with heat gun. making sure i got some drips. I cut the chipboard into 2 postcard and an atc. I should of gotten 2 atc's but I cut wrong. I edged everything with black craft paint.

I have an old children's book of disney stories from little golden books. It was falling apart so I decided to cut it apart. I used a picture of snow white.


I glued the image with the glue and seal. The quote is from the movie said by Grumpy. I typed it up on notepad using a Dean Martin font. Glue the words with glossy accents. 


Glued the image with the glue and seal. The sentiment I found online. I wanted something from the movie that had to do with the glass slippers. I didn't see any I liked. I say this sentiment so I typed it on notepad using the same font as the postcard before. 


This is from the 3 little pigs. I used 2 different pictures from the story so I could fit all of them on the atc. the "who's afraid of the big bad wolf was from the book. Glued everything with glue and seal.

Hope you like my project and play along in the challenge over at anything but a card blog!



4 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

Love the background you have created and it looks great with the images from the book. Fabulous.

Jennie Atkinson said...

An amazing way to create a fabulous background! It looks super with those lovely images. Jennie x

Julie Short said...

Hi Sheri, I love what you have created. I'm a total colour junkie. I have not heard of the kaleidoscope technique (I play with them though)Thank you for sharing ....I think I be playing with this idea very soon!

Chocolate Purples said...

the pages are adorable and I like how you used the book images...I'd love to create something for the anything but a card. adding to my list of a 1000 other things. thanks for your inspiration.