Monday, August 22, 2011

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge "Fairies" and Blog Candy

Welcome to my contribution to the Crafty Secrets Design Team Fairy Challenge! There is something wonderful and magical about vintage fairies, and I know you are going to be so inspired today.

I made a canvas using stamps from Born to Fly and my adorable paper was printed from our Crafting With Vintage Patterns CD. If you haven't gotten your copy yet, you need to run, not walk, to get it! I can't tell you how great it is to be able to print on demand papers that are perfect for your project - and to be able to scale them to whatever size you are working with. I found that if I printed my background at 8 x 8, it was the perfect scale for my fairy stamp. I printed a second piece of background, and fussy cut the flowers for the side. I was able to use dimensional foam to make these pop off of the background. I also stamped two images of my fairy girl, so I could layer parts of her.

I adhered my background to the canvas using Mod Podge. I distressed it a bit with some Glimmer Mist, and a coating of stickles. A little Flower Soft for the grass, and for pollen on my lilies, added just a bit more dimension. The wooden gate is from Kaisercraft, and was just what I needed to really set this scene off.
So how about some blog candy? I have got a new large set of Born to Fly and a Creating With Vintage Patterns CD to give away! So you will have everything that you need to make a canvas like mine - or anything magical that you can think of! If you would like to be entered to win these goodies, please leave a comment on this post, and make sure you are a follower of my blog. I will leave comments open until August 31st, and will pick a winner on September 1st. Good luck!


I know you are going to want to see what the rest of the design team came up with, so here's a list of everyone, so you can check it out! Keep your notepad handy, cause I'm sure you are going to want to start your shopping list! So when you finish, you can head to the Crafty Secrets website and get some Crafty Secrets goodies delivered to you! And to make sure you don't miss anything, why not subscribe to the Heartwarming Vintage Blog? There's always lots of inspiration, announcements and giveaways.


53 comments:

Jan said...

love this and the stamps and design go so well with the kaiser gates!

Lorraine said...

wow Gini this is amazing i love this project and those papers are lush thanks so much for the candy i would so love to win as i have nothing vintage xx

Shazza said...

wow this is beautiful, thanks for the chance to win and replicate this x

Viola Mahr said...

your LO is simply lovely....... so picturesque! sweet.

*Fauve* said...

How sweet,looks like a fairy garden!

Debbie said...

Beautiful canvas, Gini!! I adore how you created the scene, love the fence and sweet fairy wand :)

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your canvas and I would so love to win the cd! I have been looking for something like that!

Lori said...

Those Kaiser gates are just perfect...I love it.

rush said...

this looks like a secret garden where the faeries play and only children can see them. thank you for sharing today.

Pam said...

Beautiful canvas, love it!

Evette K. said...

I am blown away by your wonderful canvas work with these Crafty Secrets fairies. Holy cow...you did a magnificent job gf. Love it. ekciampo@yahoo.com

genagirl said...

I love this! It looks magical.

Lovely Linda said...

WOw Ginny - this is gorgeous! I love the idea of it being a canvas - divine! Thanks for the opportunity to win the gorgeous set AND CD - I wish! LOL! Thsnks for all of the inspiration you keep bringing! {{{hugs}}}

JLJ Designs said...

Really beautiful! I really love the gate.

Jen

Georgee said...

Fantastically beautiful project! I must get some canvas and try this!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh wow! This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. Stamps are beautiful!!!

Robin said...

Great canvas - your fairy is delightful & filled with magic. The gate is a terrific element it makes me feel that we are off on a wonderful adventure.

Mallika said...

its bful
i love vintage

Theresa said...

OMGOSH! I LOVE THIS!!! I NEVER would have thought to put that adorable fairy in between the gates!!! What a fabulous idea!!!! This is too cute for words!

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Karen said...

simply devine....this layout is just so whimsical. I love the idea of printing paper to the size of the project - amazing! I also love the stamp set...can never have enough fairie stamps!

kathy/North Carolina said...

I love the bright blue fairy dress...so fun!

Aileen said...

Adorable, love the colors and combinations, fabulous job!

Happy Creating,

Aileen

LindaMar1 said...

Would love to win the blog candy. Your canvas is great! I like the "iron gate", it goes so well with the fairies theme.

leslierahye said...

Gini your fairy project is beautiful! I love it! The Papers that you used are gorgeous! I'm really excited for the opportunity to win the tools you used to create this beautiful canvas! Thank you for sharing!
leslierahye at nctv dot com

Indy said...

What a beautiful project.

Peg said...

That is really pretty! You did a great job on it. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous blog candy.

Vicki C said...

Oh.. loved how you worked the stamped fairy with the printable paper from the CD. Beautiful work!

Mickie said...

Oh I just love this, great work.

LauraB said...

love your glitter detail on her wings-nice work!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What an absolutely gorgeous canvas you've created with those wonderfully delightful stamps! Just beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Happy Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Cynthia said...

Adorable altered canvas, Gini. All of the elements work so well together.

Keely Yowler said...

Wow! Your project is gorgeous, Gini! Love those fairies.

Kelly Massman said...

I'm already a follower of your blog and would love to win this fun prize! Thanks!

cathy said...

Your canvas is really beautiful. I would love to win the stamps--I'm a huge fairy fan.

JuliesAddiction said...

Just gorgeous Gini!!!

Crafty Cort said...

Love, love, love those stamps.

Jacki said...

lovely, thank you for sharing! :)

steffie said...

love the paper and the flowers

sharon g said...

I LOVE fairies, gnomes, etc! So darned cute. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Tammy L said...

this is amazing! wow! I love all the detail and texture. Thanks for the chance to win your candy! I am a new follower and look forward to some more inspiration.
Tammy
tampatha01 at gmail dot com

Anita Braddock said...

I love this project your card is Beautiful and I live fearies. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win, very cool
abbraddock@msn.com

Peggy said...

Very pretty. Love the dimension.
Peggy Allen

callyannc said...

I love this look! It is so unique, creative and really one of a kind. I love all the colors you used and the fairy still stands out amoung the pretty flowers! TFS(callyAnn)follower
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Gini!,

I am in awe of your talent! I am grateful for the opportunity to win this stamps that I have had my eye for some time! Thanks for the opportunity! Keep inspiring us!,

Cariños,

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

rhoffer said...

This is such a lovely project! But then I loved so many things on your blog!

Wende said...

Beautiful. Fairies, wrought iron and those flowers some of my favs!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

TanySol said...

Really beautiful canvas!
Cutting flowers and fairies and image- great work!
Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic candy! Dreams :)
Thanks!

joy said...

Amazing project! Love the dimension you have created! (wand, gate, pollen)

Jacki said...

Beautiful card! so much detail :) The stamp set looks very nice too.

Swedie said...

I like the way you made the flowers frame the gate.

Lesli Fields said...

I love your card. Lots of interest. Thanks for the chance to enter your drawing.

~Tammy~ said...

Your work is phenomenal! I love your creativity with this CS set! Ah-mazing!