Monday, December 5, 2011

Playing Along with 12 Days of Whimsy

I finally carved out some time, very late last night, to craft.  I have been dying to play along with Nancy Maxwell James and the 12 Days of Whimsy.  These are my projects for the First Day of Whimsy, Button Faeries - I love them!  My first two ornaments feature images from Paper Whimsy (you can find them Here and Here.) 
Then I thought, wouldn't it be fun to use vintage (or vintage-looking) family photos?  So here are two more Button Faeries, these featuring a vintage photo of my Aunt Betty, and a not-so-vintage photo of my daughter as a baby.  I took a color picture of her and played around in my photo editing software until I got her looking sufficiently vintage.  She didn't even recognize that it was her at first, LOL!
Nancy has provided gorgeous photos and wonderful instructions on her blog, Sugar Lump Studios.  I am off to make another project - these are right up my street, so to speak! :)

14 comments:

Suzanne C said...

LOVE THEM! Beautiful designs and perfect whimsy!

craftattack said...

I just LOVE those button fairies! Valerie

Heather Jensen said...

Those are stunning Jean. I love the doily and vintage looking photos. :)
Hugs~

Marlene (cards4u) said...

These are absolutely fabulous!! Love it! And thanks for the link - great stuff I think I made need to go in my craft room and play : )

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Absolutely precious Jean.
I adore each and everyone of those.
Beautiful work.
Wishes
Lynne

Sugar Lump Studios said...

these are ALL so darling! I love the PW faces you selected and the old family photos! Thanks so much for playing!

Denise J. Phillips said...

Love the use of the vintage buttons! Great touch!!
Cheers!

robynart said...

Hi Jean, came across your blog on fb 12 days of whimsy post. Love your sweet little fairies and using the old family photos is a great idea! Happy week! Robyn

Elli p.´s Stempelvitrine said...

So lovely artwork Jean !!!
hugs, Sabine

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Jean you did a wonderful job with Nancy's titorial. They are all just so darling.

Linda R. said...

They look wonderful.. I just love them.. How cool that you used your own photos..

Hugs, Linda

Lori said...

I've been missing seeing everyone's work, and as usual, I always love seeing yours! Your gluebook work is fab, love the new digi stuff, and these little fairy thingies are so stinkin' cute! Love it!

Jacqueline said...

Wow Jean, these are delightful!

Katherine B said...

very very nice...I think I may make one of each child since I actually have some doilies laying around and some other vintage supplies...thanks for the inspiration!