17 September 2012

Children's Stories...

Today it is the turn of Dionne to choose the theme at Crafty Boots and she chose "Children's Stories - e.g.Fairy Tales or Nursery Rhymes". I have made a few things with an Alice in Wonderland theme but I haven't really made anything that includes the repainting of the roses! So this is a little plaque hoping to rectify that! 
I cut a piece of mountboard and glued on torn pieces from an Alice in Wonderland book I have used previously. I then dry brushed Beach Hut and the Snowflake Fresco Finish paints over the top. I cut out an Alice from the fabulous Graphic 45 paper and cut two slits where her arms fold and popped in a stamped paint brush from Wendy Vecchi (adding a little London Bus Fresco Finish paint at the tip). 
The top of each page from my Alice book has the book's title and so I glued it to a little card to give it a little strength and then cut out each word and added Broken China Distress Ink to the edges. 
The flowers were kraft card, covered in metal tape, die cut (using the Tattered Pine cone die) and painted with Snowflake or London Bus paints before being lightly sanded and a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. For foliage I added some die cuts (Elegant Flourishes die).
Please do visit the rest of the DT blogs and see how they have interpreted Dionne's theme!
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11 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

It's gorgeous!! I love the paintbrush.

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love this image and how you have painted your roses red. In fact, I love how you have combined all of the elements in this tag, so clever.

Dionne xxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

It's stunning - love that you used the pages too, though I still can't get myself to do that often! Great colours and fab roses. Take care Zo xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Gabrielle,
What a great card, love the main image it all works so well.
Ria

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Gabrielle, love how you have given Alice a pencil and the roses are sumptuous. Great background using pages from an Alice book. Tracy x

Bev said...

WHat a lovely tag and I too love the re painting of the roses.. it's the kind of thing I've done. The detail is just super and as you know I am a real fan of flourishes!

Lisette Baker said...

Love your tag - the background sets it all off a treat. Fabulous!

emma mitchell said...

Oh wow this is amazing love this gorgeous image, your fab detail and your stunning flowers.
Hugs Emma xx

Michaela said...

Oh WOW what a story...This is super, takes me back to my childhood. Love your design and those flowers almost jumped out at me. Love them and the colour of them as well.
Michaela xx

pommiechook said...

H iGabby, I have the Alice in Wonderland Halloween paper pack. It is fantastic ... but have not had a chance to sit down and use it. You have inspired me! Thanks! Love CXxxxxx

victoria h said...

The painted flowers add lots of dimension- fab tag.