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.
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