Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cinderellie's Slipper

Happy Tuesday, it is hard to explain, but I will try it this way.  Have you ever done the one thing in life you always wanted to do but only sort of?  Well I feel like that is what I have been doing for the last 11 years until I found the Cameo, don't get me wrong I love what I have done in the last 11 years, I just always knew there was more, lol.   To be able to bring my art to life through the Cameo has been exciting and just more fun than I can ever explain.   I love Fairy Tales and collect them, I have loved them since I was old enough to sit and listen and one of my all time favs, "Cinderella".   Cinderella was first written about in 1634 or there abouts by Giambattista Basiles La gatta Cenerentola and then in 1695 Charles Purrault rewrote it.  While browsing over at Scrapbookgraphics I found a designer Priss Designs, who not only knew the above information but about the differences in the story, the original had fairies and a cat, a dove and threaded slippers, Charles Purrault added the pumpkin, the mice and the glass slipper, she has created this awesome kit and in the kit was my background paper for today.  I love the surrealism look of it and decided to do my own elements to add in, so I did the pumpkin, the mushrooms, the grass border and the glass slipper.  All colored with my Copic markers.  The hardest was the slipper, I did it entirely with B02 and 0 (a lot of 0), first I did a line drawing of the slipper and then I turned it into just a cut file because I did not want any outlines on the cutout.  I positioned it on the steps so I could do a flare out with the sun peeking through the storm clouds shinning on it.  I added some thin wire to the pumpkin for its tendrils, I love big chucky misshaped pumpkins and wanted one that resembled a coach.

Our weather looked like my background all day yesterday as I worked on this. I hope you enjoyed my fun with Cinderellie and that you are off to a great week, hugs


eiyiyi said...

Amazing .... no other word for it! It is beautiful, clever, and creative .... just like you! hugs, eileen

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Sandi,

Oh YEAH - I'm right with you! I don't remember "life before Sil" haha!

Love your Cinderelle - my day looks like that too!

Thanks for leaving some love on my blog, and your comment, recognizing that it took each of us, Debbie, Kelly and I a coordinated effort to squeeze this Blog Hop in - it is sooo worth it.

Have a super week

doodlingdebbie said...

Sandi, this is such a cool peace. I've always enjoyed surreal pieces. It makes us think and get outside of the box. It's wonderful the way you're incorporating art with machinery like the Silhouette. You will inspire many. I love the Mushrooms and Pumpkins cutting file you shared over at the forum. Thank you for being you and being so inspirational. xxx- Debbie

Kelly said...

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for the passing of my mom.
While I still feel a void, I'm getting back into the swing of things and should be posting to my blog within the next few days. You ought to be the spokesperson for the Cameo. The work you have done with it is exceptional! Love everything about this work of art, your have really brought everything to life! You are such an inspiration...I'm almost convinced that I need a Cameo too...lol!

Jayne said...

This is beautiful and magical Sandi. You know I am a big fan of your art and it's clear to see how the silhouette works for you. Personally I feel you take this machine to another level!
Last night I found that a new smaller (and cheaper!) version is coming out in the UK soon ....I am tempted!
Jayne x

Pinky Papercraft said...

So magicial Sandi. Beautiful.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Sandi, this is amazing as all of your creations.. You are so very talented, thanks for sharing your talent with us..hugs

Carole Beath said...

Magical..... truly magical. I just took a scroll down thru all of your cards and I love each one, but that isn't news. I've been sickie poo since last Saturday so I haven't been in very attentive shape. But today I feel better, so here I am. I love that "chunky pumpkin".
What colors.....!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! Magical is right! I'm getting chills just looking at the awesomeness. xxD