Monday, September 9, 2013

My hair fairy

I'm so thankful for the personal hair fairy that I had on my wedding day! My younger cousin Ashley, spent hours doing my hair and soothing my nerves.  I was so happy with the results, and all of the ribbon and bling that she added!

I was immediately drawn to the black and white colors on September's mood board at Scrap Around The World, and the beautiful sketch!!!

The painted zebra face is what inspired this Dusty Attic chipboard garden fairy, that I painted in black and white. And what's a fairy without some star dust Stickles? I painted the scroll piece from Imaginarium Designs a shiny black.

I started this page with a sheet of white cardstock, which I stamped all over using 2 different stamps, using 2 different black inks. Then I finally played with my new Prima mask, and used my blending tool and Distress Ink (tumbled glass) to complete the background. The edges were cut with some decorative scissors, inked with the same tumbled glass along the back, and water distressed. I applied it to a shiny black specialty paper, but it's kinda hard to tell in these photos. Then I got to work on my doily, which was made by applying Gesso onto black cardstock using my doily stencil by Pink Paislee. While it was still wet I added some white glitter to it. After it completely dried, I cut it in half and used it in the corners. I stamped and embossed all of the flowers, except for the 2 all white Prima ones.Those also got a sprinkling of star dust Stickles. The beautiful butterflies were part of a fantastic RAK from Renea Bouquets! Thanks Renea!!

This is my entry for the September 5 Ingredients + Yours Challenge at to use
2.leaves, (which were actually from my wedding)
3.something smeared (which is my Gesso and Stickles) photo
It's also my entry for the September 4 Categories Challenge for category 3, to use handmade embellies, which are my flowers, doilies, and the twist of using a past technique, which is painting, recycling (my leaves), embossing, and stamping.  I hand stitched the black flourishes and scallops for my example for this months Sewing Challenge that I host, with the twist to use beads.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow ! What a beautiful page with so much lovely detail and pattern going on ( just like your hair ) I can see immediately how you have been influenced by the mood board. I love the zebra inspired fairy and your fantastic swirly stitching you've done, so much work. Thank you for joining in our challenge this month at Scrap Around The World.

  2. this is so whimsical!! I love it!! thanks for joining us at SATW!!

  3. LOVE all the pretty stitching and just look at your amazing hair! you must have been stunning on your wedding day, just what every bride wants to be! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely page with us at SATW!

  4. i love your page!!!many beautiful details!!!thanks for joining us at SATW!!