Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Believe in Fairy Tales

This is not my prettiest card but it is one I had so much fun creating.  I haven't really played with my acrylics, just painted in years (and it shows!).  I used to love tole painting and there was an amazing woman that ran a shop just up the road who taught fantastic classes.  Unfortunately, when her daughter needed more care, I lost touch.  I don't even have any of my painting, I gave it all away.

Anyways, it all started with the MFP's Tutorial Challenge to use acrylics.  I decided to use the background stamp on an old book page.  That reminded me of this set by My Favourite Things "Well Read".  I also painted the image with acrylics - I didn't think to use watercolour paper which is what I'm blaming for the blotchiness.  It couldn't be me...

Everything about this card is a scrap.  Can you believe the base is 8 years old?  I'd cut that paper for my own wedding invites.  The green acrylic paint covers the Very Vanilla that was attached by a close friend when we were assembly lining the invites.  How scary is that?

All in all, a very pleasant walk down memory lane for me.

Challenges this Card Meets:
Craft-Room Challenge - Stamp your own background paper
MFP's Tutorial Challenge - Use acrylics
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Scrap Attack - I think any pre-made base that's 8 years old should count!


  1. Greta card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week, good luck with the challenge.x

  2. Great fun card sounds like you had a great time re-discovering an old hobby. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  3. I like your card. Amazing that you used your old wedding invites -okay you dont need those anymore, I think! :)

  4. looks like a fun technique! I love to "re-discover" old projects too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  5. Love the stamping on the newsprint. Thanks for joining TTSTV

  6. Love your acrylic stamped bookpagew background! Thanks for joining us at TTSTV this week!

  7. love the acrylics on the old book page :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, debi x

  8. Well, I love how it turned out on the old book page! I have to try using that bg stamp with some acrylics, too! Thanks for hanging out with us at TTSTV!

  9. This is just wonderful!!! You really used your acrylics on your card. Good job!!!
    Thanks for playing this week on TTSTV.