Hello Creative! Fantastic Fairytales are the reason for today’s post! Michelle has created this super fun project with a nod to her favorite childhood story Alice in Wonderland. She brought three different sets of my die cut collections together to make this project and it’s enough to make me want to do my own Alice in Wonderland project!
I had not realized until Michelle put this together how the images really lend to this storyline. I have always loved Alice in Wonderland because of all the great storylines that lead to crazy fantastic creatures and images! This floral piece is from my Be True die cut collection.
This flower is from one of my favorite collections, the Beautiful Blooms die cut collection. When I created this collection I wasn’t thinking about Alice in Wonderland, originally it was going to be girls dressed up as flowers but sometimes these things take on a life of their own and they morphed into these Beautiful Blooms.
The Flamingo below is from the Mystical Creatures die cut collection – there are five different ballerinas dressed as different creatures. Perfect for our Fantastic Fairytale theme!
What Michelle had to say about her Fantastic Fairytale project!
When asked the question recently about favorite childhood stories or fairy tales, I answered that my all time, go to, very favorite, Alice In Wonderland.
Such a magical fantasy complete with imaginative creatures & characters, and of course the most awesome character, the “Hatter”. Interesting tidbit: author Lewis Carroll never actually referred to this character as “Mad”, but as the character‘s personality unfolded at the Tea Party, conclusions were implied that he indeed must be “Mad”. I always perceived him as quirky.
I wanted to create a project that emulated a mad world. Chaos if you will. For the background, I decided to go with a harlequin pattern using ink sprays & the beautiful Magical Mysteries Embossing Powder in Midnight Magic and Kiss of the Fairy. Finishing with randomly stamped miniature hearts.
I selected die cuts from the following Rita Barakat Die Cut Collections: the Pink Flamingo Girl from Mystical Creatures, the Rose Girl from Beautiful Blooms, and the Floral Spray from the Be True collection.
My centerpiece, a framed image of the “Mad” Hatter from my Alice in Wonderland coloring book that I had previously colored using a variety of blendable & watercolor pencils.
I made book page roses to embellish the canvas. All die cut elements were applied using Scrapbook Adhesives Mounting Squares.
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