Welcome to your last stop on the
Fairytales & Fables
This has been such an exciting day with the new Fairytales & Fables release. I really hope you've enjoyed yourself on this Hop. We all had so much fun bringing it to you and showing you wonderful ways to use the stamps in this collection. This is the absolute BEST TEAM EVER!!!!!!
I decided to do a little project with Reading Beauty. She fits perfectly on this little moleskin journal that I received as a gift from Claudia (thank you Claudia!!!). This journal gave me the opportunity to color with Prisma pencils again...yay! I hadn't done that in sooooo long so it was a challenge, but fun :-) I think the hours passed like the snap of a finger while I was huddled over this project at my craft table. I sure do love losing track of time while crafting :-)
Here's the final project.
I very simply stamped the image with Memento on the front of the journal and went to work coloring. Reading Beauty has the most gorgeous hair and I really enjoyed working with the color to show the depth of the waves. It was a ton of fun to play with the dark shadow and highlights. It's also super cute that her hair is covering one eye as she peeks up from the book that she's reading. Super cute!!! I just love Krista's details.
I really wanted to incorporate the little doodle stamps from the Fairytales Sentiments set. In this pic, you can see how I stamped a curly border all around the journal. It's subtle, but makes it soooo much more interesting to look at. These little doodles were designed to allow you to leave little bits of interest here and there on all of your projects. You can use them as borders, stamp them on washi tape for a custom look, or just randomly apply them to give a little unexpected texture and interest to your project. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!!!. You can see the detail in the pics below...
I placed a postage stamp in the upper right corner and distressed it a bit. I added the 'xxxxxxxx' doodle at the very bottom of the stamp for just a little more visual texture. It's just one more layer of visual interest!
Here you can see a close up of the curly border stamped around the edge. That cute little arrow with the open hearts is also one of the doodle stamps in the Fairytales Sentiments set. Again, it's subtle, but it draws your eye towards the image and adds just a little more visual interest and texture. Can you tell that I'm a HUGE fan of this sentiment set!!! LOL!!!
In this last pic, I have used one of the sentiments from the Fairytales Sentiments set. It is absolutely perfect for this image. I stamped it on cardstock, roughly cut it out and distressed it. LOVE IT!!!
Well, that is it from me! Don't forget to head on over to the Little Darlings Design Team Inspirations blog to enter your name in the contest (if you haven't already done so). It's easy to enter and easy to win!!!
Thank you all so very much!!!