Friday, August 31, 2012

Inspiration Avenue Challenge-Doors

  The challenge this week at Inspiration Avenue was posed by Nancy.  She asked us to make an image of a door or window, then tell what we would find behind it.   I  must admit, I have fairies on my mind, so I had to make a  door picture inspired by some of the things that I love about the fairy world.

If there is one cat in front of the door, I'm pretty sure there are more behind it.  How many more?  I can't say.     It looks like no one has entered through this blue door for quite some time.    The outside  has been embraced by nature, with living things all around.  Inside, I suppose it's cool and cozy, with some beautiful quilts and soft pillows scattered around.    It seems like the perfect place to take  a lovely summer nap and escape from the blazing sun for awhile.  There is a copper and stone fountain playing the music of a mountain stream.   I think there is a tall glass of mint infused iced tea and some delightful lemon cookies to eat.  Come on in!  Relax for awhile.

Credits for elements:  Granny Art, Raspberry Road, Courtney's Digiscrappin', Farrah's Designer Scraps, Linda Lou's Scrapspot, Dover Publications, and Creative Elegance.  

Don't forget to visit the IA blog so you can link on over to the other challenge entries here.

I'm working on some free fairies collage sheets for my followers and all of the participants in Inspiration Avenue's Fairies' Tea Blog Party so check back with me later.  Enjoy your  Friday!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fairies' Tea Blog Party Giveaway

I made this set of fairy tags to give away to one lucky participant in the Inspiration Avenue Fairies' Tea Blog Party.  There are five tags and each is 2 1/2 in. x 4 in.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Facts about Fairies-Flora and Fauna

 There are many birds that are named after the fairies. 

Fairy Prion

Male and Female Fairy Wrens
Fairy Pitta
Fairy Penguin

Fairy Tern Feeding a Chick
Bohemian fairy Swallow
Fairy Martin
Asian Fairy Bluebird  
Purple Crowned Fairy   

I think each one is beautiful in its own way, don't you?

There are even some fish named after fairies.
Fairy Wrasse

Bluehead Fairy Wrasse

These little guys like to swim around with mermaids.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Inspiration Avenue Challenge-If you could be anywhere...

My wonderful IA sister, Diane, posed the challenge this week.  She prompted us to show where we would be, if we could be anywhere.  I decided that it would be wonderful to be somewhere like the Pacific Northwest, in a meadow at the center of a forest.   I'd sit there and watch for fairies.  It's amazing how many you'll see, if only you sit and wait very quietly.

Credits for image components:  Pewter 7, Courtney's Digiscrappin', Imagenes fotosvintagegratis, Carena, Far Far Hill, and Cajoline.

Friday, August 24, 2012

More Fairy Favorites

Brenda, at Pixie Treasures, has shared some wonderful things but this one today just needed to be mentioned by me.  I can hardly wait to play with these contact sheets!

Check out these new free fairy images at Pixie Treasures.

See you soon,


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fantastic Fairy Freebies

I've been out shopping today and I haven't spent a dime!  Here are some wonderful resources for fairy wings, fairy pictures, and other wonderful digital images for you to use in your art.

Got wings?  Need wings?  Want wings?

I sure hope that the Hoarders television show doesn't do a special feature on digital hoarders.  
I'd be their special poster child.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Facts about Fairies

Fairies enjoy many different free time activities.  
They often gather in groups to parade across bridges while making noise, singing, and dancing.
One thing they love to do is play a fairy form of ping pong while celebrating someone's birthday.   

Fairies are very good at growing things, especially flowers.  They enjoy solitary activities such as gardening.

And finally, fairies are very fond of fishing.  It's always "catch and release" when they do it.   

Until next time,

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fairies are Fantastic, Friendly, and Fabulous!

I just looked over at Inspiration Avenue and saw a group of truly fantastic, friendly, and fabulous fairies.  They came from all over the world!  (You can go see them yourself)
click on the link and scroll down until you see them

And if that's not enough excitement for you, make sure you make a note to come to  our Fabulous Fairies' Tea Blog Party!  I'm giving you the big invitation so you can put it in a prominent place.  I'll see you later this week with some more Facts about Fairies.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Facts about Fairies

Fairies appeared on advertising trade cards in the early 1900's.
Queen of the Fairies

Trio of Fairies

Let's not forget the gnomes
or the mermaids.

Download trade cards here.

If you visit the Graphics Fairy using the link above, you'll find more fairy images.  You'll also find vintage images on lots of other topics.  Look for upcoming information and facts about fairies.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Free Fairies for the Fairies' Tea

Wouldn't you just love to have some beautiful fairies to post on your blog?   Click on the link under the blue fairy and see what webweaver has to offer you. 

There are even some animated fairies you can try.  

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Can you keep a secret? We can't either.

What's going on here, behind this magic curtain?
 Only a few know the secret and we promised not to tell!

What has the fairies all a-flutter?  
They've been buzzing about it for days.

The fairies have been busy spreading the word 
all around fairy land. (They just can't keep a secret!)

 You're invited to a Fairies' Tea!
Save the date-September 23

It's a blog hop extravaganza!
 Just arrange your own fairy tea party post on your blog. 
If you decide to offer a giveaway at your party,
I know the fairies will be tickled pink!

Special visitors will have the chance to win freebies and giveaways from Inspiration Avenue!
Click on the invitation below for all of the
delicious and delectable details! 
Inspiration Avenue

We can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Inspiration Avenue Challenge-Fairies

At Inspiration Avenue this week, I had the honor of creating the challenge.  I decided to introduce another of my "Fruitful Fairies" to all of you.  Bernice is the third of the series.
I'm not sure who will emerge next.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Collage Obsession Challenge-Oriental

My Facebook group, Collage Obsession, challenged us to create an image around the theme of "Oriental."  I titled this digital collage "Wisteria."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Inspiration Avenue Challenge-Perfectly Pink

Cindy, from Inspiration Avenue, posted her first challenge this week!  Nicely done, Cindy.  She loves the color pink so she challenged us to make an image related to the color.  I wasn't in the pinkest of moods this week.  In fact, dark brown would have been better.  One of my friends lost her son in a terrible car accident and my heart is breaking for her.  But, since pink is the challenge, I directed myself to remember this special time of year.  My grandmother's birthday was in August and every summer my husband and I would visit her.  She loved pink flowers, especially roses.  My mom, whom we also would visit most summers, was enamored with the colors of pink and aqua together. So, I began to arrange images in memory of both my grandmother and my mother.  Pink is certainly beautiful, when you combine it with lovely memories.