Sunday, 9 March 2014

…the touch of earthly years

Today I’m showcasing another of the new Fairy Tales & Myths’ images from Simply B Stamps, this one is Sleeping Beauty.

The current sketch at Sketch N Stash suited the shape of the image perfectly and proved to have endless opportunities for grunge-ing and vintage-ing up my card. I made a real effort to go through my stash of designer papers for this card and I found a virtual goldmine of goodies that all layered up beautifully, all in lovely moody blues.

I even raided my stash for all my embellies, some of them, like the Prima borders I’ve had for a long time and never used.  It’s hard to tell but the round embellie at the top left of Sleeping Beauty has ‘memories’ embossed on it, it’s a Prima Junkyard Finding, another item long neglected in my stash, as were the Prima Water Pipes.  I opened the packet some time ago but they didn’t suit the card I was going to use them on but I liked it on the corner of this one.  With all my stash raids I am also entering this in the current challenge at Simply Create Too.

And just to prove that your stash really can be like a craft shop I’ve actually chosen my decorative elements based on the current Tic, Tac, Poe grid at Quoth the Raven.  My Prima border contains a fibre (lace) and I’ve got more along the bottom, I’ve done some wet embossing on the top background piece behind Sleeping Beauty (I’m going to have to replenish my stash of Fran-tage soon given how much I use it!) and I’ve got several sparkly and shimmery shiny pieces including my metal embellies, the sparkle on my flowers from the mists I needed to use to get the right colour, and my gems.

While the image of a woman in a coffin mightn’t be the most uplifting I’ve tried to soften it with the sentiment of “sweet dreams” to suggest it is just an extended slumber.  It also harkens back to the original story of the good fairy changing the evil fairy’s curse from death to perpetual sleep until awakened by love.  And what princess doesn’t have sweet dreams of her prince coming to awaken her?

Skin E50, E51, E53 (E02 cheeks)
Lips R59
Hair Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Outfit B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, T4, T6, T8, W1
Coffin E40, E42, E43, E44
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Teal & Chunky White
Gems from stash coloured with Copic C8
Mulberry Roses from stash
Prima Say it in Crystals Borders ~ Poetry coloured with Copic B99 & C8
Prima Junkyard Findings ~ Tiny Special Screws & Water Pipe Frames
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Screw Brads & Sprocket Gears
Inks & Paints
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio ~ Tweedle Dee Denim
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst ~ Black Orchid Satin
Smooch Spritz ~ Navy Twinkle
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Faded Jeans, Tea Dye & Walnut Stain
Docrafts Gojuss Ultimate Die-cut & Paper
FabScraps Heritage ~ Script 3
Magnolia Ink Sweet Crazy Love ~ Calla of Paris
Ribbons & Trims etc
Black Lace from Stash
Quoth the Raven #30 ~ Tic, Tac, Poe (Fibre or ribbon, Emboss, Sparkle, shimmer or shine)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is an absolutely beautiful piece. The colouring on the image is wonderful and I love all the embellies - especially those jewels that run through the top section :-D
    Thank you very much for coming to play at QUOTH THE RAVEN with this gorgeous piece :-D

    IKE xxx

  2. Beautiful the muted colours you have used.
    I love Fran-tage too!..... must get more!!!
    Thank you for joining us at QUOTH THE RAVEN and using our TIC-TAC-TOE grid. BDx

  3. a gorgeous card & image... love the dp's & the bling etc :)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

    love n hugz Angie xXx

  4. Emily: Love your design--beautifully created! Glad you joined our “Use Your Stash Challenge #56″. Hope you come by this upcoming Friday for our new challenge at Simply Create Too also.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  5. Just love your sleeping beauty. Great vintage feel and great design! Thanks for playing this week at Simply Create Too!

  6. stunning, LOVE the blues...

  7. oh my goodness this is so beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Quoth the Raven xx


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