Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SOS286: fantastic beasts & other MYTH-ellaneous creatures

this week at shopping our stash we're embracing all things fabulous and fantastic. ok, yeah, some might say we do that EVERY week, lol, but this time we're using the dictionary definitions of those words, so we're looking for creatures out of fable and fantasy, like unicorns, dragons, monsters, jackalopes and even fairies!

fairie tags: graphic 45 "once upon a springtime"; patterned paper: 7 gypsies, glitz design, blue fern studio + a lotus illustration from an old magazine and some text from a children's book; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, scotch gluestick

i've achieved a pretty fantastic level of stash usage this week, too, by virtue of my three fairies being clipped from a graphic 45 cardstock punchout sheet from "days of yore"! i've also got text paper from a vintage book of fairy tales, a lotus illustration from an ancient magazine, and some little scraps and offcuts of older patterned papers. the only new thing about this card, actually, is the brand new sketch from sketch saturday, which is really cool, don't you think? just look at those criss-crossy lines! i've flipped it, but otherwise i've been pretty faithful:

those teeeeeeeny tiny fairies were moderately fussy to cut out of their miniature tags, so let's give them a bit of a closeup, k?

and now i hope you'll head on over to SOS to see what magical creations my design team darlings have for you! ♥


  1. How beautiful...love all the layers and fairies!

  2. LOVE the fairies, and your mix of papers, especially that super fab lotus paper! Awesome!

  3. Very, pretty setting, Lauren! I love the fairies playing in their secret garden! You know me, I've go an entire story mapped out for this design! And, as usual, your layering is just marvelous!

  4. WOW
    You must have much better eye sight than I have to fussy cut those wee fairies!
    Such a pretty scene and of course I adore all the layers :)

  5. You are a HOOT, Lauren. I'm going to admit to snorting Diet Coke up my nose while reading your blog name and introduction. I think we COULD be friends ... I too, love ellipses (and eclipses, I thought I'd add that too since I had to fight auto-correct several times) Your card is gorgeous. I love how you colored the flower petals. Please come back to Sketch Saturday again so I can enjoy your work.
    ~Jo, SS-DT

  6. You fussy cut those fairies?? I bow down to you!!! Seriously! This card is super pretty, I love it!!

  7. Scrapalicious! Love that lotus panel. Another stash item we have in common: the G45 fairy. Great assemblage.

  8. Goodness!!! Absolutely impressive fussy cutting my dear, not to mention the lovely garden your little Fairies are playing in.
    I love how you created this beautiful card with all kinds of elements from your stash, you are a master of this craft Lauren, fantastic eye for design.

  9. Wow fabulous fussy cutting. great use of the sketch (great minds think alike) Beautiful masterpiece, love that flower and the whole design of your "scene" what an act to follow (on the blog)

  10. WOW it looks so great and beautiful. Thanks for joinig us at SKETCH SATURDAY. Hugs - Renate

  11. WOAH!!! This is pretty impressive use of your stash!! And a superb match to our current sketch. I love how you always mix up patterns and papers, I need to be braver! Thanks for playing at Sketch Saturday this time. Cx

  12. Fabulous collage with gorgeous colours.


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