Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mirror Mirror... a Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes...

Have you stopped over at Gina K's blog???  Gina has posted a challenge for you to create a card that is inspired by a favorite book you remembered from your childhood.  The winner of this challenge will be joining the Gina K Design Team during the next month and receive ALL of the new stamps being released during that month!!! How awesome is that??!!!

The requirements are:

  • Challenge: Choose your favorite children's book and make a project inspired by the book. Include a photo of book along with why you chose it and how it inspired your project.
  • Requirement: use any of our March Release stamp sets: Friends, A Beautiful Life, By Your Side, Fairy Tales, Happy Spring, Nana's Needlework, Nana's Needlework Sentiments, Sending Sunshine, Spring Mix, Spring Has Sprung
  • Post: Post your card here in the gallery at StampTV using the keyword-APRILBOOK (Since my blog is not working tonight, we will not be using a Mister Linky.) Please put you blog link in your photo notes so we can read all about why you chose that book.
  • Deadline: Monday, April 12th at 8 pm central time
  • Prize: The winner will become our CenterStage Spotlight Designer for April (the winner will receive the entire April release!, participate in our previews, release party and next month's DT search challenge!)

I have made two cards for this challenge.  My first card was created based on none other than Snow White.  "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all??"  SNOW WHITE, of course!!!!  Hee Hee

I remember wishing I had a magical mirror that could talk back to me and tell me the answers to all my questions.  Of course, mine wouldn't have been used for evil!! Just to tell ME I was beautiful was all I needed! LOL

I used the Stamp TV Kit, "Spring Mix" for my oval/mirror.  I cut it out with my oval Nestabilitie and added a piece of Gina K's Pure Luxury Metallic Cardstock, Silver Lining, as the center "mirror" piece. 

Next I stamped the crown from Tami Mayberry's, "Fairy Tales".  I colored it with my Copic markers and my Sakura Glitter pens and adhered it to the top of the mirror.  My sentiment is also from Tami's set and I simply stamped it so that it would fit into the oval. And of course.. EVERY girl wanted a magic wand so I HAD to add that to my card. *smile*

Next...ohhhh the dress... and the wonderful glass slippers.  *sigh*  Cinderella will probably always be first in my heart and my memory as a child.  And now... she is indeed a memory of my adulthood.  My husband and I were married in what I like to call... a "Cinderella Wedding Ceremony".  My colors were light blue, white and everything crystal.  My Prince wore white and I, a light blue gown with many many glass beads and lace and a tiara to boot!  We had little glass (acrylic) shoes on every table with scrolled thank you notes wrapped in blue satin ribbon printed on an image of Cinderella's castle in the background.  And yes... I wore glass (acrylic) pumps, just like Cinderella. Our wedding cake held a beautiful music box which had the Prince and Cinderella dancing on top.  My mother created a gorgeous white satin box covered with lace and holding the truly fabulous glittered white horses and pumpkin coach on top as our gift card box. *smile*  It was indeed a magical day for us.

Do you remember the version of Cinderella on TV that stared Lesley Ann Warren?? OMGosh... I thought she was the PERFECT Cinderella.  It took me many many years to find that movie and I did!!  To me it was the BEST Cinderella ever because it had REAL people in it and not just animated figures.  I believe it was recorded back in the 60's.  Anyway... if you ever get  chance... you MUST see it!!  I think it hit home to me because Cinderella was always a blonde; but in the movie with Lesley Ann Warren, she had brown hair... just like mine. *smile*

My card reflects that wonderful blue dress that was made by all of Cinderella's adorable critters (though I noticed if you search around... lots of images show the dress in pink as well.  I prefer to remember the blue. *smile*). I used Rupa Shevde's, "Retro Boutique" for my dress. I especially loved the birds tying the satin bow in the back and the cute bird from the Stamp TV, Spring Mix, set reminds me so much of them.  I used my Reverse Image Stamp to create the same bird on the other side of the dress.

I propped the birds up to add depth to the image and to allow for the flowing of the satin ribbon around the dress.  And my adorable "mouse" (also from the Stamp TV, Spring Mix set, holding the "wish".  And of course, those beautiful glass slippers from Tami Mayberry's, "Fairy Tales", waiting to be stepped into by only the right size feet.  I stamped them in Memento Summer Sky then covered them in a layer of Sakura Stardust Pure Glitter Pen. Perfect for the glass image! *smile*

Gina's challenge has certainly made this a day of smiles and memories for me and I am ever so glad to be given such awesome inspiration. 

I hope you take a trip back in time and remember what your favorite story book was and create something for this awesome challenge.  I bet you will be smiling just like I did all the while making it.  Have fun and enjoy the challenge.

So many are already popping up on the Stamp TV Gallery... go see! You'll find so much inspiration!!



Kelli said...

WOWZERS GF!!!!! Both cards are amazing as is your wedding story!!! Oh how WONDERFUL!!!!!! Those birdies holding the ribbon... STRAIGHT outta the book!!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!

And... my card came today TOTALLY shocked it was an actual A2 sized card!!!! It TOTALLY IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

Brenda said...

Oh My goodness Tina you totally rocked these!!!! I am completly blown away, great cards!!

Lori said...

What a fabulous idea to have a Cinderella wedding! Sounds wonderful. You card is a perfect interpretation! I love the Snow White card as well, very clean!

Kay S said...

Fabulous cards, Tina! I especially love the dress card; perfect to go with the Cinderella story. Thanks for sharing your wonderful true life Cinderella story, too. I absolutely adored the Cinderella story and movie as a child. I couldn't wait for it to be on TV when I was little (since there was no such thing as DVDs or even VHS movies way back then!) Fun to recall these childhood memories isn't it?

Betty Neville said...

Had to comment on this too! Love it! The birds, ribbon, and dress are right on the money as well as the glass slippers! It's been SO long since I've seen the movie, but I think there were mice too! :)


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