Monday 27 January 2020

Fairy Memo block holder

Good Morning everyone

Today im sharing a memo block holder that i decorated.  Unusally this is a project for me.  With my memory loss im planning to be better this year at keeping track of things, instead of lots of bits of paper flying around that then get lost.  Im using one sheet on the block to write what i need to do each day, if i don't get it done then write it down for the next day.  Im also writing down everything i need to remember when i think of it as i never remember it these days!  Well starting the year with good intentions anyway.

So ive used lots of small lavinia stamps and various stencils and inks.  Ive picked up colours that are in my curtains with the lilacs, greens and yellows.

I first painted the wooden holder black inside and out.  I cut panels of white card to fit each side and the front.  I added tumbled glass and shaded lilac to craft mat sprized with water and dipped one side of the card in to build up colour for the sky are. Then pistachio and twisted citron for the grass area.  Once dried i stencilled on some stars and little dots in pale inks.
Using oxide inks i then stamped various floral & foliage lavinia stamps on each panel, just building them up using pale colours.

I then stamped my lavinia fairies on each panel, using my stamping press to build up the depth with archival black ink, creating little scenes for them, i doodled in ground and little details with a black fineliner pen.  I then used yellow/orange alcohol markers to add in little flowers to the ground  and light emitting from her lantern.  The benefit of using the alcohol markers over waterbased inks is they don't activate the inks again so you get a much brighter finish.  I used green alcohol markers to add a little grass detail.  White gel pen highlights and glitter glue to their wings to finish.

To keep my house white i stamped it on white paper and cut out and added to my scene.  This panel has a lavinia word stamp in the background, stamped in grey.  I stamped little sentiment words on each panel, here its 'so awesome' - flying in on a seed pod would be awesome😁

Make a wish, built up as before with lots of stamps.  I inked around the edges of each panel with black soot & chipped shapphire distress inks.

and the back panel is their village.  The 4 back houses id stamped and masked to layer them, the front house i again stamped onto white paper and glued on flat, i added little accents to the hourse like the hearts on the chimney with a fine liner pen. Again yellow alcohol markers for the light in the windows and flowers in the grass. 

to finish i gave it a spray vanish to seal it all

I really enjoyed making this memo block and i can move it around to look at a different scene each day.  

Items Used:
Various Lavinia stamps
Small word stamps
star & dots stencils
Wooden memo block holder
Oxide & distress inks
Alcohol markers
Black fine liner
White gel pen
Stickles diamond, twilight
Black acrylic paint

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Babs said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Emma , love the colours and all the stamps you have chosen , I am sure you won’t forget anything else with this on your desk. Have a lovely week.
Babs x

meg said...

stunning project Emma

gwen70 said...

What a delightful idea Emma, I adore the fairy scenes. Where did you get the block from. The whole thing is quite simply wonderful xx

Kate Jeffery said...

a stunning project Emma
Kate x

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

Wow! What a magical creation! love the depth of color and all of the black stamping - it really makes the images pop. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood Challenges. We hope to see you again soon.

Darlene said...

WOW what a great idea and it's AMAZING! How creative of you!! I know what you mean about having to write notes for EVERYTHING ... LOL Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Dawn Phillips said...

That's such a beautiful project. I hope it helps with your memory. Love Dawn x

Cherie said...

That's pretty Emma. Tony and I like to write little notes to remind us of all manner of things. Those paper blocks are ideal. said...

Fabulous project Emma. Changing the mundane into marvellous - brilliant idea!

Fatima x

ALI said...

Emma this is beautiful, I think I need one, If it's not written down it doesn't get done!

Kirsty said...

This is absolutely stunning Emma, I love every scene. What a fantastic project, I'm sure this will keep you on track with what you need to remember as it's so gorgeous you will want to look at it every day. Hope things are going well for you. Big hugs Kirsty. x

Alison59 said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW Emma. This is amazing. So much work and so beautiful. Well done you :-)

Jean S said...

This is fabulous Emma, ! ,love those colours superb xx

Linda said...

This looks amazing .... what a great idea too. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous project, thank you for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

Gale said...

This is a fabulous project Emma! Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Crafty Humphreys said...

A beautiful project, such lovely colours and stamping. Thanks so much for joining in with the January Craft Stamper challenge. Suz x

Mrs A. said...

Love the scenes you have created on each of the sides of the note holder. I always end up with endless scraps of paper with notes of importance on them. Hugs Mrs A.

StephW said...

This is such a fabulous treasure piece with all the wonderful inky/stamped scenes and you get to keep & look at it every day! xx

Denise Fletcher said...

Such a lovely piece to have in your home Emma x hope you're well xx

Betty said...

This is really STUNNING Emma.

Fiona said...

This is gorgeous - a lovely use of colours and I can just see those fairies keeping you company every day - don't be surprised if things start going missing lol!