Sunday, May 5, 2013

I Believe .. Do You?

Beneath my kitchen window at the woods edge, there is a village of magic mushrooms.

The Alpha Challenge at the Craft Barn is the letter 'A'.  I have chosen the word AGARIC which is the name of various fungi.  Many of the species are edible like the common mushroom, wile others are deleterious and even poisonous.  You can find the details of this super fun dictionary challenge here.

 






 Fairies always pick the most beautiful mushrooms for their homes.  Not only that, but they are always poisonous mushrooms.  You don't eat your house, do you think fairies eat theirs!?!  Besides, living in apoisonous fungi is a means of protection.  How clever these fairies  are!!


Thanks for your visit and your sweet comments.  Doing this dictionary is sooooo much fun!
Sandy

78 comments:

Annie said...

OMG, Sandy, SO impressive! You are such a good artist! Your pages are always such beauties and here is another page spread to prove it! I did not know the secret of fairy houses. Smart little creatures they are!

julieprice3 said...

What a pretty scene, love the little fairy houses, I wonder who's hiding in there, nicely done Sandy
Hugs Julie P

Tan's Hobbies said...

OMG.OMG.... LOVELY!!!! Love that glittery and the mushroom palace is too awesome!!! Great butterfly and Love those color combination. YOU are so damn talented, dear!! Love you more =P

Charlene said...

So GREAT!!!! I love faries and mushrooms!!! This just makes me smile!!

inkypinkycraft said...

This is a wonderul page and great idea for the letters, love the colours you used to create your page full of fairy magic! Hugs trace x

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

What exquisite pages, Sandy. I want to walk right in there for a visit. My mother used to take me to the forest to show me the Faery houses - where they danced under the moon, how they hung their wash on the silken spider webs and stored magic potions under special leaves. You definitely have caught the essence of it all. Your talent is showing, my dear. hugs, Donna Thank you for visiting my blog. Your comments are such a delight. xo

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oooooh Sandy when I saw you had magic mushrooms by your kitchen window I wondered what you were getting up to lol! Had you turned into a child of the 60's and passing your days in a hallucinogenic state???? But no I can see from these wonderful pages that you have been hard at work creating this masterpiece! I do love fairies and created a little fairy dell at the bottom of my garden, complete with fairies and glass toadstools - I have yet to see a real one but I am always hopeful!! Take care my friend and stay away from those magic mushrooms!! Susan xx

Valerie-Jael said...

I would like to live next to that fairy wood! Soooo pretty, your pages are always precious. I remember magic mushrooms from my youth back in the 60s! Valerie

Sylvia said...

Wow Sandy, This is amazing beautiful. The scene with the fairies is fantastic and I am totally in love with the big butterfly, a great detail. Again a piece of art!!!
xxxSylvia

May said...

WOW, WOW, WOW...Love your pages Sandy... I do Believe..Gorgeous fairy & Mushroom house (yea your right they are smart) Your Butterfly is amazing... Wonderful scene! Any houses for sale near by!!.. Have a great week!! I hope wee Flip & Flop stay away from those Magic Mushrooms... Hugs May x x x

Astrid Maclean said...

This is so pretty!!! Love it!

Ivonne said...

Wow Sandy! I am speechless...I love your pages, they are absolutely gorgeous. Love the scenes you have created, the big butterfly is stunning. Looooove them! Hugs, Ivonne

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

What a delightful page. I just love this book you are creating.

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

What a delightful page. I just love this book you are creating.

Karen Gist said...

Awe Sandy....this is just GORGEOUS my lovely!!!!! Beautiful work!!! HUGS xxx

Sandra said...

Ohh Sandy! Love your agaric pages! SO colorful and the images are so much fun! Hugs, Sandra

cathylynn said...

Magical garden indeed! Lots of imagination for a delightful page. Love that big butterfly and the fairies. Of course those mushrooms are great too. But only to live in! Please do not eat or smoke them. Yep I'm from the hippie generation.
Hugs, Cathy

Kelly Neis said...

Love the pages and these should go onto a canvas!!! Gorgeous design and I love the fairy jumping over the shroom. Great scene and colors, the big butterfly is gorgeous and I love all the flowers and colors you put into it. I love the sweet little doodles and words too. Boy when I leave you alone look what you accomplish!? hehe
Love ya,
Kelly

Marilyn said...

Another amazing creation! I really like these scenes you've created and the magical story that goes with it. Love the sparkly mushrooms!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful page Sandy with great colors and details.

greetings Janny

Myrna said...

Awesome pages Sandy! I can just image myself walking among the mushrooms and running into a fairy or two! I can't remember the movie name growing up that was along that theme. I walked for hours in our trees looking for fairies. LOL Thanks for taking me back to the days when life was simple!

Stamps and Paper said...

Sandy what amazing pages, so beautifully decorated, your images and colours just have that wOW factor...

Anne

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful and creative artwork Sandy! Stamping and coloring at it's best! Colorbook therapy!

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, you have created the most wonderful fairy delight - it is quite stunning. Your colours are glorious, the butterfly is adorable - I just love everything about this fabulous piece of work! I love the story too, I think the wonderful little dormouse that lives in our garden keeps the fairies at bay - sigh..... Hugs, Anne xxx

Lau W said...

Love tho think that there's somewhere a fairy world...But my cat is a princess, and in a princess world, there's fairies ! So i don't think, but i'm sure haha !

Your page is superb, just love all the colors, the scene is fantastic !
Hope you're well !
Big big kisses !!!!
xx

Lori said...

Oh, Sandy! Your fairies are adorable - I absolutely believe!!

Scrap Affair said...

I DO believe!!!
Sandy! I LOVE this one!
We are going to the Fairy world Festival in mid July-and this is just like a picture from there!
You captured it 100%!

Netty said...

I adore the fairy world you have created dear Sandy, its totally enchanting full of magic moments.
Many years ago if I remember correctly magic mushrooms were drugs used to make people feel good and this is definitely a feel good spread my friend. Hugs Annette x

Christina C. said...

How wonderful is this!!!!! Sandy, I am really impressed....looove the colors, the beautiful butterfly, all the lovely mushrooms and that gorgeous world of fairies you created here! Very creative....love the doodles! Totally awesome!

Molecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and so creative!
Helen x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

WOW, I'm missing words - these pages are breathtaking - really FANTASTIC.

Mrs A. said...

Your page for the letter A is fabulous. Love all your faires and yes it makes perfect sense that they live in safe mushrooms! Hugs Mrs A.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh Sandy!! This is really stunning work!! Love the colorful and magically scene you've made with the images!! Brilliant book!! :) HUGS

Annmaree (Emu) said...

What a fun word! Love your Mushrooms and fairies, so bright and colourful!

Maria said...

Um, your art pages are stinkin' AMAZING!! Wow! You are so talented, Miss Sandy!! Can't wait to see the rest of the alphabet!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Magic mushrooms LOL! Well aren't those fairies clever!

Lovely dictionary page and a GREAT word to choose.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Pat said...

I enlarged your pictures to take a good look and the images are lovely, the colours beautiful and the whole pages are gorgeous.

Pat xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, I love putting myself into my cards, I mean become part of the fantasy just as you are doing with your dictionary, You become part of the magical fantasy (I can do that) just get lost and dream. Your pages are magical, everything is wonderful placed with the fell of joy and so colorful and yes I believe.
Hugs, Patricia

Alice Wertz said...

love the fairy world you created!! you are so talented, Sandy! gorgeous page!

butterfly said...

Really magical, Sandy... this is a wonderful choice of word (I'll have to send my mother along - she's a big fungi fan!), and fabulous interpretation of it. Amazing background, and I love all the sparkly mushrooms!!
Alison xx

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous and magical scene you've made on these pages...WOW!!! These are mushrooms to drink in...LOL!!! Love your fairy world, and fabulous coloration! And yes...I am feeling so blessed!

Leah Ann Gast said...

I love your fairy pages Sandy...such gorgeous colors and shine. Lovely job...Hugs! Leah Ann

Dee's Craft Room said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments you have left on my blog, I am so grateful for your kindness.

I have been looking at your work this morning, it really is very special and quite inspirational. I love the vibrant colours you work with and themes you use.

Dionne

Lisa M said...

You lucky duck!!! Right under your kitchen window...I'm jealous!! ;)
Magical fairies with poisonous homes...could anything be better than that? I think not! Your fun and whimsical side truly expressed itself here Sandy. I love the bold and bright colors and the fairy is darling. Knowing where they exist just makes the fairy-tale even better!!
hugs,
Lisa x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, Thanks for your nice comments. The dies are - Sizzix Bigz Die - Movers & Shapers Vintage Cabinet Card By Tim Holtz®
I also have the mini Cabinet, which enables you to cut out a frame.
Hope this helps
Avril xx


Becky said...

This is awesome Sandy.

Kjersti said...

A totally gorgeous page Sandy, love the mushroom village - you are so creative!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Kjersti:)

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Jayne A said...

Sandy your altered pages are stunning.

Hugs
Jayne

Linda Palmer said...

I love both of these pages. OMG Sandy! They are fabulous! Love the colors and of course I love the mushrooms, so cute and colorful. Do you have a hard time coloring on this dictionary paper? I am seeing a lot of these out there in the blogging world so a lot of people are loving what you are doing. The images and butterflies are so beautiful. Great job! How are the animals doing? Been a sad week at our house. My SIL lost his first Grandson, age 17 in a car wreck. He was by his first wife but we knew him and he was such a great kid. He is with God now. I am trying to catch up in the blogging comments. I really do love seeing your creations. Do you have any of the grandkids this summer and are you going on any trips?

Stamping With Bibiana said...

this is so interesting...what a neat idea the one with the dictionary words...and I love mushrooms
bibiana

~Tammy~ said...

Wow this is so amazing and cool! Love how you did this!

Danielle Champagne said...

Sandy, you not only have a way with images, but with words. I do believe in fairies, I believe they live in mushrooms and I love mushrooms, just as I love ladybugs, snails, and little mouse! I admire you faithfulness at doing your page, and always coming up with something so increadibly beautiful. Sending love! xox

coldwaters2 said...

WOWER Sandy this is awesome and so beautiful, what fantastic images and colours and yes I do believe.
hugs
lorraine x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You've made great pages Sandy! It looks like a real fairy tale to believe in! Lovely artwork

kind regards, Alie :-)

Daen'Ys said...

What a happiness to have as much imagination!
I love these pages, you gradually enrich with this great faculty you got! It is truly magical what you do! Please, carry on!

Have a nice day...
Rosi x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Thanks for your lovely comments Sandy, hope you are having a great weekend xoxo

koala said...

Hello Sandy, i finally could visit your blog here !!! (^.^)/"""
I am still in Journey to moving , but wanted to break time finally !!!
This is soooooooo gorgeous and amazing Dictionary ART !!! LOVE yellow and details.
My journey is still keep going , but I will visit again when i have time !!! (^.^)v"""

Maria said...

Such colorful sweet images, Sandy!!! What beautiful creative art! So much detail and so pretty! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Take care, hugs!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful pages Sandy, love the colours and design.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Shelby said...

Beautiful pages and just love how the the colors you've used make it all just pop right off the pages!

Shelby

Astrid Maclean said...

Amazing creation Sandy, so complex and interesting and what an incredible choice of word, just brilliant!!

MaryH said...

You come up with the most delightful vocabulary in your word challenges. This page in your journal is most magical indeed. Loved all the bright (and soft too) colors, & chuckled at your story too. Are you using dye inks to color these images or pastel chalks? Betty's in Greensboro is having some Dyan Reavely(sp?) classes in August, Just FYI....TFS

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness, you should frame these gorgeous pages!
Love the colours and the beautiful images.

butlersabroad said...

You have truly found your grove dear Sandy, each of your dictionary pages are so beautiful, this one is beautiful and stunning! I didn't really advertise my trip home, what with the internet being what it is, you can't be too careful!! Picked up a cold now, trying to get caught up and having to go to work again too! I much prefer being on holiday, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda

Boo said...

That fairy jumping over the mushroom is wonderfully fun. I like your doodles around the mushrooms. It looks like lace.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful pages! Love them. Thanks for stopping in at my blog today :) Greetings from Canada, Shirleyx

Annie said...

amazing memory pages and of course great choice of word for letter K xxx Annie

Sue said...

I have really enjoyed taking a look at your work. Love the fairies
artwork. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Sx

Wilme said...

This is just wonderful! Beautiful drawings and YES YES I believe ;) I so hope fairies are real, I mean they are too adorable not to be , don't you think?

Buttons said...

These pages are fantastic Sandy! Love the magical quality without everything being too 'cutesy'. Great job. Hugs, Jenny x

LindaS said...

The is amazing love your magic land and wonderful colors.

Shannon White said...

Wow!! Love this Sandy! So Dreamy and Magical!! Love the Sweet fun scene you created for your Alpha challenge! You are soo Talented my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

BJ said...

Glad I scrolled down your blog, this page is fantastically dreamy and colourful and I adore it. BJ

Ann Marie Governale said...

You are so very kind to visit my blog and leave such sweet comments.. I just had to come over and say the same to you, so "right back at ya".. just love looking at yor work.. I am trying so hard to move toward "mixed media" projects and learn, learn, learn..when I see your projects, I just stare and find myself saying "wow" over and over... thank YOU for the inspiration! xxx Ann Marie

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty! Love the colors.

Karen

Katy said...

These pages are so pretty! I love all of the colorful mushrooms! Those are some lucky fairies to have a beautiful place to hide! :)

Sarah B said...

I want this on my wall ! it's so detailed and a pleasure to look at. I loved the comments you left on my blog earlier - even more now I've seen they come from such a talented artist. x