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Sunday, July 18, 2010

I believe I can be good on this side of the moon


This all started with the Gingersnap Creations fairy challenge.

While surfing in cyberspace for inspiration and freebies, I was taken by this manuscript found on the Graphics Fairy site: a few lines in a poem entitled Night from the Lady's Tablet of Friendship, which is a pre-civil war autograph book:
Tis one of morn, the silent hour
When sprites and spirits glide around,
When fairies sport in forest bower, 
And moonlight silvers o'er the ground;

Then there's the Dorothy Gale intro to the Over the Rainbow song in the Wizard of Oz:
A place where there isn't any trouble....Behind the moon.....

And Hels Sheridan's challenge to use Believe or Journey in my work. 

All the while wanting to use this fairy image from Altered Artifacts....  I contemplated what a Victorian fairy would say on Halloween, the biggest night for Tricks or Treats.  (okay, Halloween and Victorian vintage are synonymous with me....)  I decided she'd state, I believe I can be good on this side of the moon.

Challenges and Materials:  
Stamping to qualify for Hels' Sunday Stamper challenge: Believe and/or Journey
2 star stamps from the Making Memories Spellbound clear stamps set
Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 stamp: Believe

JudiKins color duster (stiff brush) to stiple Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink in brushed corduroy on the 6-1/2 inch square orange cardstock mat
7 inch square black cardstock mat

Graphics Fairy image to qualify for Brag Monday: Man in the Moon image

Fairy to qualify for Gingersnap Creations GC59 Fairies challenge
fairy from Altered Artifacts Etsy shop: Victorian Fairies collage sheet

Stitching to qualify for the Lots To Do challenge :  mine is faux stitching--any real stitching done by me would totally destroy my project.
2 12 inch stitch rub-ons that I've had in my stash for 3 years and lost the packaging to tell you who made them


Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink in spiced marmalade pounced with a sponge onto the yellow ric rac as well as the computer generated wording

puffy silver stars; black pom pom trim; heart cut from some lace trim
patterned paper is blackbird from a 6x6 collection by Memory Box Co (it was  flying off the shelf at my lss--I was lucky to snag a pack)

27 comments:

Lori said...

Wow, fabulous! Oh, come on now, your stitching can't be that bad, can it? Love the image and all the little details!

Denise said...

I use rub on stitching too, can't sew worth a darn. Beautiful page :) Love the moon and your fairy digi :))

Gingersnap Stampers said...

What a beautiful fairy and wonderful creation! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Fairy Challenge!

Terry said...

Great fairy!! Love how you arrange your art in to wonderful eye candy!

Scrapamum said...

All I can say is fabulous!!!!! I love it!

Helen said...

Fab card!

Jaqi said...

Brilliant , what a fab piece , love what you have done here, I remember ric rac braid, it was on many of my dresses as a child. I like that you have added some here. Thanks for sharing

Zoechaos said...

LOL I'm another crafter who is more than challenged by needle and thread, thank goodness for stamps! Great piece love the creative story behind it gives a whole other perspective to a fab piece. Thank you for joining in with us at TT this week, Hilda will be popping round later in the week to see what everyone has done. xx Zoe

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby art hun, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and the Gingers too :O))

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Now that is a Wozer! I am such a Halloween nut anyway. I am so taken by the colors, the theme and the saying ... it just all works so perfectly together!
Inka <]:)

stampdiva said...

Amazing to make one piece of art to qualify for so many challenges. Such a creative piece. Lynne M

Dawn said...

Gosh so many challenges well done you for fitting them all in. I love the poem so evotic! and your fairy card is wonderful great imagination.

Thank you for the comment on my blog (gosh you were quick lol)

Love Dawn xx

Edie Schmidt said...

Love your collage!!!!

Lacee broyles said...

This is amazing...love the new look for your blog!!!!

PetraB said...

Such an amazing work, love the story behind your creation and all the details.

Lynn Stevens said...

Now if this dosen't put me in the mood for Halloween and fall, nothing will and I've been needing to get started. Thanks for the inspiration! Awesome!!!!

Rainbow said...

This is so awesome Helene!! I am in love with that moon!! great job!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh so beautiful, luv the saying and the story too!

JeanFB said...

Wowza!!! Love, love, love it! And thanks so much for sharing your inspiration - had a great time reading the poems/sayings/etc. Beautiful post. :)

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh this is so fun!!! Such a charming piece, I really love the pompoms and the stars you added! Thanks so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Neet said...

Love your story and the card is fabulous.

Otter Blue said...

Fantastic piece. I love all the elements.

thefrugalcrafter said...

cool! great images and sentiment, I love the pom-pom trim too!

scrappygal said...

Fantastic page!! I love everything!!!

crafty creations said...

Stunning card

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge - sorry I'm late in visiting - I've been away visiting with family xx Hilda

maid marian said...

Beautiful! I love the ric rac and the pom pom trim.

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

Like the mystical feel of this.... nice vintage coca cola pics around your blog!!!

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