Wednesday, 29 May 2013

In the Fairy Tale Woods

Hi you all! It's back to normal here - cold, grey, wild and wet!
Hope it is better where you are!
The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is 'Into the woods', and for me that means the woods of the fairy tales, where everything is possible.
I have made a multi-layer card, where the middle layer is folded and fussy cut so that it pops out when the card is opened. The top layer is a sort of 'window'. I printed the back layer first, using stamps from Lavinia. The front has been stamped several times using a LaBlanche tree stamp in different green shades to give more depth, and then over-stamped with  Lavinia stamps in archival black, which once again gives depth to the picture. The middle 'pop-up' layer has been stamped with a unicorn, a magic door leading to - I wonder where? and more trees and plants which can't all be seen. Red Riding Hood and the talking deer are meeting each other here. How do I know it's a talking one? Ask it something, and you will see. The wise owl and another deer are keeping watch at the entrance to the Magic Wood, they don't let everybody in!










Also linking to the Anything Goes Challenge - make your own background
and Frilly and Funkie -holiday destinations through a window

I still need to perfect this sort of card model; when I have mastered it myself I will do a tutorial if anybody is interested.
Hope you enjoyed your journey into the land of magic!

Have a good day, take care and thanks for coming by!

47 comments:

  1. Awww, Val - this is absolutely gorgeous. It really is a fairy tale, LOVE it! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Yes! I'm interested in a tutorial. Your card is incredible. The colours and the depth you have obtained is amazing. Love all the animals! hugs, Donna

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  3. Wonderful! Love the unicorn. :)

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  4. Love the magical scene you have created. Annette x

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  5. I love this Valerie, it's pure fantasy!

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  6. Love your pages, such lovely details. I have just made a forest fairy page myself and will head over to SSS to check out the challenge. Hugs Frea

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  7. Oh I love it! You used some of that sparkly scrap...just right for a magical scene. I would love to see a tutorial on this...Hugs,

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  8. A wonderful magical Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  9. What a surprise, it's magically gorgeous, Valerie. I especially love the unicorn, the door and the wise owl. Your bad weather is definitely our gain. We are jumper cold, grey, calm and wet.

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  10. Very magical Valerie. Your creations always tell a fantastical story. Awesome, thank you. Thank you for accepting the invite as well. Take care and have a great rest of the week.

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  11. Oh Valerie - you and Donna make quite a pair. I think in some ways, you all must feed on each others creativity. This is magical, wonderful and beautifully made and I love it!!!! Between you and Donna - today is wonder day for me!!!! I do love the depth of this and your wonderful trees and that door is like stepping into a mausoleum full of magic memories and mystery.
    Sandy

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  12. One more comment oh talented one- YES I am interested in a tutorial!!!
    sandy

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  13. Sandy, you are a scream! I will do a tutorial soon!

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  14. Wow, Valerie, das ist so schön und liebevoll gearbeitet. Klar, möchte ich sehen, wie Du es gemacht hast

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  15. Valerie, it's soooo magical!! I love it and would love a tutorial.
    xoxo

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  16. Valerie this is amazing, how can all of the be a card! It's a definite yes from me for a tutorial xx

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  17. Boah das ist einfach unglaublich - wie aufwändig gestaltet und es gibt so wahnsinnig viel zu entdecken.
    LG Dagmar

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  18. What a gorgeous scene you've set, Valerie! Love that fussy cut unicorn peering into it.

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  19. Valerie...I am in love with your card! It is such a gorgeous example of the "into the woods" theme. I love the LaBlanche trees that you have created your forest with. It is magical! I love the middle pop up layer with the unicorn. The little deer are so sweet and Red Riding Hood in the background is such a neat touch. This is such a creative interpretation of our challenge. Love it! Thanks for sharing it and your thought process with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  20. This looks so magical, I love all the dimension and all the different layers of stamps look awesome! ~Diane

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  21. Gorgeous card Valerie. The colours are all so wonderful. I love unicorns! I would be interested in a tutorial for a card like this, should you manage it at any time :0) Mo x

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  22. Stunning card! It's so full of magic and beauty! I'd love to see a tutorial, too!

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  23. what a magical card. I just love it and all the characters and mystery in it. I would love such a tutorial!

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  24. Looks like we were both in the fairy forest today! Too fun..magical!

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  25. What a magical card Valerie,
    There's so much to see and that unicorn with the bling is gorgeous.
    You're so talented.
    Thanks for popping over to visit me earlier...it's always great to see you. Have a wonderful week and an even better weekend! ;D

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  26. Oh my word Valerie! This is a magical wilderness for sure! There are so many layers to this mystical place...I LOVE every one! The sparkle is just wonderful and I love all the images! Fabulous design...just fabulous! Thank you so much for taking a walk with us through the woods this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  27. This is wonderful Valerie. I used to love pop-up books when I was young--well I still do but don't tell anybody will you. Unicorns are a fave as well so this has me hooked.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  28. Bei diesem wundervollen Bild taucht man in die Märchenwelt ein und ist einfach nur noch fasziniert... Traumschön...
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  29. Fabulous Valerie, I'd love to wander through that wood. Xx

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  30. This is amazing and beautiful Valerie - it's so magical.
    xxx Hazel.

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  31. Absolutely wonderful and so magical.

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  32. OOohhh valerie,was für eine traumschöne märchenwelt,ganz,ganz bezaubernd,gefällt mir megagut.


    GLG Jeannette

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  33. Valerie das ist ein Sahneteilchen!

    Ich bin ja jeden Tag im Wald und um den Wald mit meinen Vierbeinern.. derzeit nur mit Gummistiefeln ..scheussliches Wetter--- in Deinem Zauberwald hier würd ich mich auch wohlfühlen denk ich mal!
    Und ja ! Natürlich will ich eine Step by Step Anleitung !!!! sowieso!

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  34. This is brilliant - can't wait for the tutorial!

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  35. Stunning layered card! This fits the challenge perfectly. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  36. Happy Friday indeed! Very artsy posting today and so dramatic! Love the bold colors! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

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  37. Wow, what an amazing scene you've created. It's absolutely stunning!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Janine xx

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  38. Oh my, your layering and multi dimensional effect are just fabulous. What a storybook you have created here - I am really in awe of it - so much detail and interest to study! Thanks for taking Frilly and Funkie on a trip through your magical woods!

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  39. oh that is so magical.... I love the unicorn. Yes tutorial please :)

    Not that I make many cards but 'praps it could be like a pop out page in a journal?

    Karen x

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  40. Good idea, might try that myself!

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  41. Absolutely Stunning. Every picture tells a story and your beautiful creation certainly manages to do that. I love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  42. Fab project! Many congratulations on your SSS&S top three spot! Maddy x

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  43. Congratulations on making the top 3 list at SSS&S! Your piece is beautiful, so you most certainly deserve it. Blessings!

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  44. Congrats on your TOP THREE selection for your amazing dimensional card! I loved this the first time I saw it and now, looking at it again, I am reminded of why you were chosen as one of the TOP THREE! <3 Candy

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  45. Fun take on the the challenge! Congrats!!

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  46. What a fantastic scene you've created! I just love all of the elements especially the depth and dimension! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

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