Sunday, February 27, 2011

Once upon a time, a monster turned into a princess...

For the Weekly Challenge #22:  Once Upon A Time Challenge, I decided to make a vignette and have a little fun by changing up the character a bit!  I love, love, love the face on the Mrs. Frankenstein character on Happy Hauntings.  The layers and detail make her beautiful in green so I had promised myself months ago that I would try her in less zombiesque colorings.  I also wanted to make something my daughter would enjoy in her room. 
I started with a castle for my little project.  I cut it from Once Upon a Princess at 5".  I used a dobber to add a bit of color and highlight the embossing I did.  I added a bit of ink and Glossy Accents to highlight the windows.
I cut clouds from Serenade at 1-1/2", a rainbow from Groovy Times at 4", and a unicorn from Once Upon A Princess at 1-1/2".  Then I went back to that castle and decided I wanted furrowing flags on the turrets.
I cut flag poles and long triangles that I folded.

Then, I went to work on the princess.  I cut the head from Happy Hauntings (page 31) at 4".  I cut away her body.
I used Rock Princess (page 29) for her body, cut at 4-3/4".  I hand cut her dress by cutting away the head, microphone cord, and mic to use as a pattern.  I cut away her arms to use with the new dress. 
I LOVE embellishing!  I cut her hair with Paper Doll Dress Up (page 31) at 2-3/4".  Her glasses are from Life's A Party (page 53) at 3/4".  I made the glasses to actually fit her, so... then the decision of whether to have her wear or just hold the glasses...

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I decided to have her wear the glasses!  I placed my work-in-progress in a frame and continued to work.
I cut the text from Storybook at 2-1/2" with a shadow.  I cut the vine border and corners from Storybook (page 38) at 1-1/2".  The flowers on the border are from George, cut at 1/2".  The gnome was cut from Freshly Picked (page 37) at 1-1/2".  

And I was pleased with this until my daughter saw my pictures with the glasses off of her face and told me it looked better the other way... so a few quick changes later...
I knew she was right and wanted her to love this since it was going in her room.  I hope you agree with her, but please don't tell me if you don't!!!

15 comments:

Goody Bag Diva said...

STUNNING!!

Got2BCrafting said...

Yea!! I have been waiting so patiently for you to post again... and it was definately worth the wait. This is fabulous! Although I did like the glasses both ways, I was in agreement with your daughter.. glasses off. I like to see her whole face. :) Great job Nadia! I am so happy to see you crafting again!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

Sandi Cl~ said...

Very cute .. great idea using the Haunting image .. I will have to check it out. I agree, with the glasses off, you can see her lovely face better!

JennyKozar said...

Just fantastic! Love your work.

Jann said...

This is amazing--so much detail, and it's adorable! What a lucky girl your daughter is . . .
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment~have a lovely week!

Connie said...

Amazing!!!! I agree with your daughter by the way! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, my goodness! what a truly incredible project! I am just in awe of all the detail and talent you've poured into this. So very, very amazing. I think your daughter made a fabulous in the glasses off, and I think your work is just outstanding.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. It's always fun to meet new bloggers. :)

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG! How amazing is this!!! I love-love it!!!

I think it's just fabulous both ways! Yours and your daughter's; it's just a wonderful creation!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Oh my gosh!!! If I didn't own Happy Hauntings I totally wouldn't have believed that you got your face from there!!! I love all of the detail you put into this project and I noticed your sidebar comment about the details too :) I'm gonna go poke around your blog a bit, I'm thinking it's AMAZING!

Claire Langan said...

So pretty and it was so clever to use Happy Hunting for this project. Love it!

Anonymous said...

WOW! That is amazing. You are very cleaver using the happy hauntings image to make it so different.

She'sSewPretty said...

I love it! I love the little gnome peeking out of the greenery! Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me the opportunity to find yours!

Therese said...

Nadia,
When looking at all the post on the CC I don't even need to see your name because your work is so distinctive and always awesome.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hi Nadia! LOL...You know thats exactly what I would have done if I;d seen another Nadia leave a comment somewhere..!!! Thanks so so much for dropping by my blog and for leaving me such nice comments. Your projects are amazing.You must have so much patience...Beautiful work! Look forward to seeing more from you. Take care, Nadia! (Gosh that sounds weird...lol)

Jana Eubank said...

You are so incredibly talented! One of these days I need to come and watch you work. Your artwork fascinates me! :D

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