Sunday, 23 June 2013

Alpha Challenge and Moos

Hi you all!
I was not really feeling inspired to do my 'U' page for the Alpha Challenge at the Craft Barn, so I left it till the last minute. I still wasn't really inspired, but desperation gave me a shove!
I bought two new glue sticks yesterday, they were on special offer, and now I know why - they have a lovely smell, but are reluctant to get sticky! Perhaps I can use them as perfume?
I chose 'U' for Unicorn, those beautiful creatures from myths and fairy land, and I am sure I will not be the only one! I made a background using gesso and some blue and green paints, and then stamped the 'forest' using Lavinia stamps. The unicorn  from LaBlanche has been stamped with archival black, fussy cut, and then given some silver glitter and shine with a gel-pen and lots of stickles. I added some deer, the wild rose hedge ( perhaps from Sleeping Beauty) and Red Riding Hood, who is having a look round on the way to her Granny. Didn't anyone tell that child not to walk through the woods alone? Oh well, she seems to have good company today. A fairy is sitting on top of the trees and pointing to the definition.







The card is for the Moo Mania Fashion Challenge. I made some fashion moos, and fixed them onto another lever card, made specially as showcase for the moos. The background stamps I have used are from Chocolate Baroque, and the paper from Prima. I made too many moos, so I have one extra - it's not always eays when you have to count more than 2! This was a fun make!







I am also linking to the 'slender bender' challenge at Rogue Redhead designs.

That's enough for today. Have a great Sunday, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

41 comments:

  1. Love, love, love your journal page :)

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  2. I cannot get over your dictionary page!! Is this magical or what!!! You have such vision Valerie. Well if you don't mind me saying - I thought the fairy was easting a piece of pizza. If you can imagine so can I! Now how in the world can I concentrate on moos right now. I will have to come back to it later. I want to wander in your woods for while.
    sandy

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    1. Now, now! She is NOT eating a slice of pizza, though I wouldn't mind one myself right now! She is eating a sunbeam - every child knows that fairies live off sun and moon beams and honeydew from the flowers!

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  3. What a fabulous journal page.If this is what you can do when shoved by time you are amazing.I see what Sandy means about the pizza - it made me laugh though.Great job.

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  4. lovely pieces for the challenges! You have an eye for fashion!

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  5. Terrific unicorn page Valerie and so many other reminders of childhood as well.

    The pink card is terrific and you have gone to town with the Moos on it--beautiful little embellishments on them.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. I love your magical journal page Valerie and your moo card is fab.
    xxx Hazel.

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  7. Bothe pieces are fantastic - love the fairy tale-unicorn page, and the moo presentation card is totally wonderful! Hugs, Sarah

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  8. Your journal page looks like an enchanted, mystical place, wonderful details and images. Love the card you made as well, think I will have to try one of these shapes.
    Yvonne x

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  9. Loving your fairytale page Valerie and also your wonderful moo card. Enjoy today. Annette x

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  10. diese Seite ist absolut traumhaft romantisch geworden Valerie..und Deine Ideen für MOO(s) sind schlichtweg GENIAL!!!

    die gehen Dir nie aus, was???


    HAMMER...Danke Du Liebe für´s wieder Mitspielen!... Du bist eine Musenschwester!!!

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    1. Danke fürs Kompliment....aber müsste man es nicht 'MOOsenschwester' schreiben???

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  11. I've been on holiday and have loved seeing all your new creations now that I'm back. These page looks absolutely fantastic, Valerie.
    Love your Moo cards too!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  12. love all the layers on this page and the moo card is so cute

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  13. Both beautiful makes, your card is fabulous, love the shape and the bright colours but your journal pages are the star of the show for me, really really stunning, beautiful images and colours, the scene you have created is absolutely beautiful, love it
    Lindsay xx

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  14. OOOOhhh, so schön, liebe Valerie ♥ Ich liebe Deine märchenhaft verzaubertes Bild. Da fallen mir sofort "1000" Märchen ein :) Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende!

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  15. Great collage in the first piece! And ingenious moo!

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  16. The faery scene is right up my alley. I'd love to step in and get lost in it all. Beautifully done, Valerie. Your moo cards are very clever and very 'fashionable'. hugs, Donna

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  17. I bought a glue stick and like you did not work very well at all, so back to my 3-M one! Well you may not have felt inspired, but these are both fabulous! The "U" page is a magical dream! The moo card is the most ingenious piece of fashionable art I have seen! Love them both! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday or evening! Hugs!

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  18. Amazing! Love the dressing screen moos! Thanks for joining the Rogue Redhead Rebel Challenge.

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  19. your alpha challenge turned out so dreamy and perfect! glad you found inspiration at last. the fashion moo piece is incredible. such a ownderful use of that tiny template -- totally awesome. xo

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  20. Val, Your info on the glue stick/perfume cracked me up. hahahaha.
    Have you come up with a name for it yet??????

    Your fairy tail book page is incredible.
    Must have been such fun creating it. It really tells a story.
    Hugs Lynn

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    1. Perhaps , 'I stick with you' or 'stick me....'

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  21. Boah valerie, deine seiten sind soo traumhaft und märchenhaft,gaaanz große klasse,und deine moos sind auch fabelhaft.

    GLG Jeannette

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  22. Gorgeous "U" page Valerie reminds me of midsummer nights dream...except red riding hood wasn't there....lol I love it and your imagination!

    Moo card is great

    MaggieH

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  23. Fabulous and fun projects! Thanks for joining us over at RRD!

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  24. Aagh, blogger keeps hanging up on me! A fabulous fairytale page and a gorgeous girly moo card. Hope you've had a nice weekend. Xx

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  25. Know what you mean - sometimes I would like to hang Blogger up!

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  26. I don't get along with glue sticks either. I keep using them and things keep falling back of my projects and then I have to glue them on again with regular glue...but I keep trying and I keep wondering how other people do this....
    Love your unicorn and MOO card. What a lovely way to display them.
    xx

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  27. What a magical page, Valerie, I reckon Little RRH is OK with these beautiful mystical creatures to protect her. Your Moos are out of this world too, how clever the shoes and handbags are, and the hats and dress, and the way you display it in the pink Swing card is just fantabulous.

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  28. Both works are amazing, the page looks like a fairytale and the moo card is so colorful, really wonderful.

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  29. Boah wie fantatisch - die Wörterbuchseiten sind traumhaft und die Moo´s einfach genial!!!!!!!

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  30. Wonderful creativity on display in this post.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  31. what a fabulous page ! love that unicorn and all the magical charactors

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  32. Wow wow wow Valerie, your Unicorn page is just fantastic! Your imagination obviously has no limits :D
    Your Moos are wonderful too and the way you've dispayed them could be out of a fashion exhibit :0) Mo

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  33. These are awesome, you never cease to amaze me with your talent! The Unicorn page is gorgeous, I love how you put so much into it and the Moo card is to die for! What a fabulous way to use the die cut shoes and hats, and the hounds-tooth dress takes it over the top! ~Diane

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  34. Great work I especially love the piece with the unicorn.

    Karen x

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  35. Gorgeous! Love that unicorn page. And the folda/opening for the moo is so neat!

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  36. A truly beautiful unicorn and your moo for the fashion challenge is very nice too.

    Sally

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  37. Just catching up with my commenting after my hols, fabulous page, beautiful background and Unicorn collage. Great word choice.

    Sylv xx

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  38. Wow! so much going on here !! well done
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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