Thursday, June 2, 2011

Once Upon a Time...

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all had a good week and a fantastic start to June which means the beginning of summer.  It's been wonderful weather here in California and I hope it continues. 

If you haven't been by the TGF blog you will definitely want to check it out today.  They are having a TGF Royal Challenge for the next four weeks.  In honor of this ROYAL Challenge, this week's challenge will be a little different at the Farm Fresh Challenge blog...  We are so excited to be playing along with our sistah Farmers for the Wednesday Royal Challenge.  The first week's challenge theme is "Fairy Tale Fun".  All the details are on the TGF blog and we are so excited to see what everyone comes up with.
For some royal inspirations please visit the TGF blog (HERE) as well as the Farm Fresh Challenge blog (HERE).

There was a handsome Prince...

I know there are going to be a flood of pretty Princesses for this first challenge so in honor of the males I created this fun card using the cute Prince Ian, that was released in digi form last summer.  Sorry friends, looks like he was only available for a short time as I couldn't find him in the store.  Hopefully you were able to grab him back then as he is so adorable and a perfect companion to all the Princesses in TGF land.  He's so lucky, he's got his pick of those adorable Princesses. And he's such a good catch.  (hehehe)  My handsome Prince Ian is showing off his castle and I have him in his royal blues..  I had the perfect pp to make this card complete.  I picked another fabulous background paper from the DCWV Once Upon a Time stack.  How perfect is that castle behind Prince Ian?  I could have paired him up with any of the cool backgrounds, but for this card I think the castle in the background worked just fine.  The sentiments are from different pages in the stack, including the "Once upon A time" at the bottom of the card.  With these papers I didn't have to do too much, yay! 

The "crowning" touch would be the crown a top Prince Ian's head.  I found the crown online and had to tweak it a bit.  The back part of the crown actually are the sides to the crown. I folded them back to make the crown a bit more 3-D.  The gems on the front are colored blue and "stickled."  Here is a close up:

I just love him!!  What Princess could turn him down right?! (hahaha) 
Alrighty, now are you ready for the Royal decree challenge?  Below are the details for this week's TGF Royalty challenge, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!


To kick off Week 1, the theme is simply "Fairy Tale Fun".  Create a card or project using TGF stamps inspired by a fairy tale or prince/princess.

Upload your creations to TGF Gallery>TGF CONTESTS/SPECIAL EVENTS>TGF Royalty>WEEK 1.  
You have until Tuesday, June 7th at 8pm CST to upload your creations! 
Mahalo for stopping by and I hope I inspired you to get creative and play a long with us, it's a Royal decree!


1LuvnMama said...

Ahhh, perfect Leanne! Luv the "Once Upon a Time" sentiment . . . you are a master of clever! Have a Happy Aloha Friday my friend!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous card Leanne! Great sentiment and papers... perfect for the handsome Prince Ian! Have a great weekend! ;)

pixie_boutique said...

Awesome Card! Hands Down!!! TFS!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Leanne, This is just adorable! I love your story and I so love the crown that you found for Ian. He looks so regal with it. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lisa

Angela said...

Don't kill me I have been MIA for too long. So sorry it has been crazy here and I never seem to have any extra time. But the kids are finally out of school so hopefully I will have some free time. At least I hope.
This is absolutely stunning Leanne. I love the way you designed this card and your use of the paper. A perfect card for any prince. I hope you are doing well.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

I LOVE that you used a prince! How cute is this?!? Great sentiment too-love everything about this right down to that AWESOME Crown!

Nady said...

Ta carte est superbe! j'adore! tout tout tout!!!
bravo mon amie et passe un beau week-ends
Nadyne xx

Tasha said...

Wow Leanne this is so magical i love it! Such a fabulous design
love tasha xx

jules said...

oh gorgeous card!