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Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Fairy is a Troublemaker... Week Two of Anything But a Card Challenge No. 26

Happy Sunday! Today I am sharing an altered book project that I created last year for my local altered book group. This particular round-robin book had the theme of "Fantasy Fairies" - so I couldn't resist sharing it for week 2 of Anything But a Card Challenges #26 Fairy Tales or Fairy Theme. CLICK HERE to see more fabulous work from my fellow design team members today over at ABAC.

For this book I created a painted/stamped background that goes along with my personal fairy name "Feather Saturnfilter". There is an artist named Emma Davies who makes fabulous handmade Fairy Figurines. She also has a fairy name generator on her site. It's quite fun. CLICK HERE to see. Not only does this give you a also gives you a little description too. I have created my fairy and a background based on the following description:

My Fairy is Feather Saturnfilter.

She is a trouble maker.

She lives in high places where the clouds meet the earth.

She is only seen on midsummer's eve.

She wears pale blue like the sky
and has pale pink wings like a cicada.

Here's my fairy made out of handmade paper, fabric scraps, two-tone purple yarn and hand-drawn wings. Her face is made using a sculpey face mold and Delight air-dry clay; hand colored with a dusting of chalks and pen detailing.

I painted a rainbow feathered background into an altered book. Then I began stamping the foliage with Hampton Art Dandelion stamp set using black Staz-On ink creating a ground area. This set has dandelions, plants and some butterflies and also a darling dragonfly.

I beautified the Fairy name description with some computer handiwork {shown above}. The finishing touch is the furry fibers down the spine and laced through the tags in pocket accordion. Tags are made using an assortment of Robin's Nest papers - and colors organized like a rainbow [red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple].

This is the completed altered book spread. Round Robin projects are great because you have to get "out of your box" and work on themes that you wouldn't normally. The book owner was pretty delighted, too.

Thanks for visiting - hope you have a wonderful day! :)  Sb

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1 comment:

  1. This is fabulous. Love your fairy... she doesn't look at all as if she is a troublemaker though... too delightful looking! The book looks great! Cheers, Di


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