Wow, if anyone can tell me where the days are going this year, I’d really appreciate it!!! It’s already the third Monday in June, which means it’s the start of a new challenge at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog! We have a fun theme this time
– be inspired by a fairy tale. As usual, there are prizes to be won for Artist’s Choice, Random and Top 3!! I must admit that I wasted more than a little bit of time during slow times at work…reading fairy tales online!! I’ve always been drawn to the little known tales that the team at Disney has overlooked 🙂 I found The White Bride and the Black One (tale 135) by The Brothers Grimm (click link for synopsis), and immediately knew which images I could use!! I used Bridal Veil, which can be found HERE on Etsy, and HERE on Aurorawings.com; and Ghost Bride, which can be found exclusively HERE on Aurorawings.com.
So now, on to my project 🙂 As is so often the case, I started with an idea, then changed my mind when that didn’t work, came up with another idea….wrecked COUNTLESS pieces of card stock before abandoning that one as well…panicked for a day or two, then finally settled on something as far from the first two ideas as possible, LOL. I don’t know if it’s an art journal (never understood the concept) or just a mixed media piece…..but I had a BLAST doing this!!! I used soooooo many supplies that I forgot I had, and got so messy, it was great! After coloring both images with my Copics, I added some liquid pearl and stickle accents to the white bride, and some Nuvo drop and stickle accents to the dark one.
I happen to have a full set of antique Book of Knowledge books…..I grabbed them for my crafts when my mom passed away, and had cut and torn into a number of them before being informed by an antique dealer friend that they were very rare, and worth thousands……big oops!!! I must admit, they come in very handy, and I would have spent the money by now anyway 🙂 I’m not sure the order in which I used most of the stuff that I used on the pages, but I know that there was paint, stencils, Distress Inks, Glimmer Mist sprays, Mica Flakes, some gold and silver UTEE embossing powders, texture paste…..hmmmm…..along with washi tape and lace…..and stickles and liquid pearls….all used on the page backgrounds…..I printed the two sayings out on my computer and affixed them to the appropriate sides after inking the edges.
I must say, I had more fun with this project than I’ve had with anything I’ve done for quite a while. From reading all those stories, to getting all messy, this was a true joy to do!!! I hope that I’ve inspired you in some way, and that you can find some time to join us with your interpretation of Once Upon A Time – Inspired by FairyTales….. at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog 🙂
I would like to enter the following challenges with this project:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge – #26 ATG
Stamping Sensations – June ATG
Creative Craft Cottage – #108 Eileen’s Challenge ATG
Morgan’s Artworld – June ATG
Crafter’s Castle – #6 ATG