Monday, August 3, 2020

The Wonder and Magic of it All

As we continue along the way at Path of Positivity, we are Exploring the Fantastical.  We are creating a project that touches on the world of fantasy, wonder, magic or whimsy.   

Now a bunny standing in a garden doesn't look very magical or fantastical but...
This is my interpretation of the final scene of the Velveteen Rabbit.  If you've not read this book, or if you haven't read it as an adult, you might want to check this one out.  It is actually on the web for free here:  
The original pictures from the book are there also.  I remember them so well from my childhood.  

This book is an amazing account of a boy who learns about what gives things value...or that is my idea of what the author is saying.  I've always viewed this book as more of a philosophy book as well as a beautiful, magical children's story.  Yes, this book is full of wonder and magic!    

Come share your ideas of this theme at Path of Positivity!  

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This page in my journal started with a printing the verse from the story and the bunny image from Beccy's Place onto mixed media paper.  I then cut a mask of the bunny from Post-it Tape.  After placing the mask down over the printed bunny, I started stamping with various colors and retired CTMH stamps.  I have a quite a few and this was a great opportunity to bring them out of hiding!  

I colored the bunny with watercolor pencils and painted over with water.  I finished the page by inking around the edge to frame it out a bit and backed it with a black page for my journal.  

This journal page is 6" x 6" and hole punched using the Cinch Binding System.  

Material List

Standing Bunny from Old Well from Beccy's Place
CTMH Watercolor Pencils
CTMH Stamps (all retired)
Post-it Removable Labeling Tape 2" wide
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access 
 Sharing with these challenges/pages: 
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB or Digital Image
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with a critter
Artistic Stamper:  AG with Stamping
Crafty Animals:  AG with an animal
Beccy's Place:  AG (no monthly option for me) 

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what the team 
thinks about our theme!  
You can also find 
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about entering 
the challenge!  

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  1. Awe, so beautiful and such a lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  2. I think you may be the first person to submit a journal page to our challenge and it's a lovely page.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  3. Beautiful and I love the sentiment, very moving. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Love your journal page Katrina, all that stamping is awesome! The mix of colours and patterns is fabulous and I love the excerpt from the book. Great idea to frame the page with the "together" word flourish, that's a nice touch. Thanks for sharing the technique you used too, it's always interesting to read how people create things.

  5. A beautiful page. I hadn't heard of the Velveteen Rabbit before so thank you for telling us about him.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Love this and the verse is great! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  7. Lovely journal page and sentiment. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  8. Lovely journal page beautiful wording and bunny
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  9. This is so beautiful. I love the sentiment and the colours and imagery are gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  10. I don't know this book, but the excerpt is just wonderful, then you make it even more wonderful with your art and the bunny. It should be framed, love it. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

    Faith A My blog

  11. I love the Velveteen Rabbit story, it is one of my favourites. Such a special meaningful story x

  12. A lovely page. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams anything goes challenge.