Sunday, August 25, 2013

ABAC Challenge 26- One Sassy Fairy!

Hello and happy Sunday to you!  I am so glad you are here because I have quite the interesting post today, at least, I hope you find it interesting!

Our current challenge at Anything But A Card Challenges is Fairies or fairy tales.  While I absolutely love this challenge, it was truly a challenge for me.  Now let me clarify that I am not anti-fairy.  I have nothing against the tiny little winged flitters, but my girls never got into the whole fairy themed merchandise and I never bought any fairy images.  I was going online for a digital image, when I stopped by the ABAC site to see the inspiration posted by my incredibly creative teamies.  That is where I found this!  The fairy name generator!!  How fun is this???  So I took a little bunny trail to the website and found my fairy name and background.

My fairy name is
Columbine Cornweb
She creates bounty and harvest. 

She lives in mushroom fields and quiet meadows. 
She can only be seen in the mist of an early morning. 

She wears lilac and purple like columbine flowers and has butterfly wings the colour of yellow corn.

This led me to creating my very own fairy based on the generated information.  The purple was not a problem; I had plenty of that since it's DD #1's favorite color.  I realized I didn't have any columbine images, but I did buy a gorgeous retired SU coneflower and grass stamp recently.  Besides, if I'm truly a fairy that lives among the meadows, wouldn't I love coneflowers just as much?!

I managed to create the background without a glitch when I realized I still needed a fairy... Hmmm... I did have a Sassy Susie stamp that might work.  Yep! She's even sitting in a chair! Hmm...chairs in a meadow? What I needed was a mushroom.  So I punched an oval and rounded the bottom with a circle punch and used the word window punch to make the stem. A little fussy cutting and Sassy Susie, um I mean Columbine was almost ready.  A butterfly punch, vellum, and some elegant eggplant ink created the snazzy wings and now Columbine was ready to perch on her toadstool.  I also found a sentiment from Blooming With Happiness that fit her pesonality.  It wasn't until I posted my picture with the information that I noticed that her wings were supposed to be yellow... Oops! It was a little too late to change them now.  Honestly I'm not completely sold that I would have corn yellow wings anyway.  Growing up on a farm, I am aware that corn is tasty, but it's also very 'hairy' and itchy. I would much rather have lovely eggplant purple wings!

So here is Columbine Coneflowerweb, taking a break from germinating and planting to say 'hello'!  She would love it if you would join us this week with your own fairy or fairy tale creation!  Be sure to check out the fabulous creations shared by the design team as well!

Have a fairy-tastic week and happy crafting!!

Project Recipe: Paper-whisper white, vellum, Ink-wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant, certainly celery, baked brown sugar, blush blossom, basic black, crumb cake, Stamp Set-Sassy Susie, Blooming With Happiness, Inspired by Nature, Accessories-pastels, butterfly punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, large oval punch, word window punch


  1. Wonderful page Margaret - you have certainly used your imagination to make your very own fairy! It is all lovely, but the mushroom is super! Jennie x

  2. Okay, this is freaky and cool all in one. Firstly, I just ran across a book last night that I thought was just the neatest. A different twist to Flat Stanley, at least the flat part, a book called Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book (somewhat disturbing images, but intriguing all the same) and then you are creating your own self-fairy portrait...I LOVE IT!! I love her purple wings as I'm partial like your daughter to that color and her toadstool looks fabulous. :) Incredible job here and yes, your post was most entertaining and informative!!! I LOVED IT and your project is aces my friend. :)
    hugs to you SIB,
    me x

  3. FANTASTIC!!!! Love that little fairy! Great project!

  4. That is really clever, the name generator!! Great little mini, I love the flower stamps you used and the little fairy image is perfect!!

  5. I think you did a GREAT job with the fairy challenge! That would challenge me, too! I'm off to see what fairy I may be now... TFS.

  6. What a great page... I just love those delicate flowers, and your fairy self-portrait is a delight!
    Alison x

  7. Super creative fairy (mushroom!) creation , Columbine Cornweb - from Nettle Vinefly =)


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