Saturday, 1 May 2010

Rapunzels Castle

What a wonderful start to our Stamaplot challenge we had with so many of you joining in with some truly spectacular Fantasy projects.

And we have a fabulous new theme for you this month - Butterflies and Blossoms........I know I am so transparent and you might have guessed it would not be too long before this one crept in. But there is so much scope with this one and I am really looking forward to seeing your take on the theme.

For my project I have created Rapunzel's Castle. Now I know fantasy was last month, but I had this project in mind and there are certainly plenty of butterflies and blossoms - I lost count of how many roses I made and believe me the tiny ones made with a 1/2" punch test the patience.

The castle is a ready cut chipboard kit from Kaiser Craft and the DP's which I used to cover the pages are the same make. Not too many instructions to give out here, just lots of time and fiddling really, but it was great fun to make. All materials from Sir Stampalot.

The main ingredients apart from the DP are Martha Stewart garden trellis which I used for the turrets, Sizzix dies for the trailing leaves, Stampevia image for Rapunzel, silk thread for her plait, pearls, glitter, ribbons and punched butterflies.

47 comments:

Dragonlady said...

Well Brenda what can I say, words fail me. A truly fantastical creation. Love it hun.

Hugs Ali x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Brenda, this castle is absolutely stunning! It must have been a real labour of love, I can imagine how long the roses took you!
Clare x

Nicola said...

A stunning creation. I don't think I would have the patience to make those tiny roses. The castle design is great may have to look at purchasing one of these.Hugs Nicky xxx

Annmaree said...

This is absolutely amazing!!! I LOVE everything about it; what a great project!

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Wow this is fantastic! You must have spent many hours on this. Perfect for a girly birthday.

Lisa x

Hannapanna said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous castle. :) Love all the beautiful details. I think your makes over at BTC&G blog this month is fab. A lot of beautiful colours. Hugs Hanna

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

WOW Brenda this is stunning! I cant get over on how beautiful this is!x

Crafty Chris said...

stunning work Brenda, beautiful colours.
Christine x

Cherry said...

I spy someone having loads of fun! This is truly wonderful Brenda. A real fairytale book to be loved. Total respect. Hugs Cherry XXX

eiyiyi said...

I'm sitting here at 5:30 a.m. in total awe of this project. it is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. All of your work is so beautiful but you've really outdone yourself this time! hugs to you, eileen

Fleur said...

Hi B. this is awesome. Gorgeous & girly. You've done a fab job. I've actually had this castle along with the skull & crossbones set in my craft drawer for well over a year - me thinks it's time they had an airing.
Have a lovely weekend - hope to see you soon
Hugz Fleur xXx

Paula said...

Hello,
wowwww!!! It´s very, very beautiful. I love it.
Habe a nice day.
Hugs Paua

Suzi said...

Wow!! Brenda, You've gone and done it again. This is a stunning creation. I love your decoration of the piece. Just amazing hun.
Hugs
Suzi x

SannaS said...

WOW!!! Fabulous creation!!! Love it!!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Janette said...

This is a breath taking creation.....just WOW....xx

Lisa Jane said...

renda - fantastic castle.. a lot of hard work has gone into your project and its beautiful.
Have a great Bank holiday weekend
Lisa ;)

Tracy said...

Don't forget Brenda, i'm moving into this castle when the challenge is over, and Rapunzel gets the boot, there's only enough room for one princess in that castle.
A real magical, unique and totally amazing creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
p.s. I think you should put this in a candy if it isn't for anybody, i would definately enter without doubt Lol!

freckleface said...

WOW stunning...Milly says can she have it..pleeeease....:-)..Debs x

Lynda said...

It must have taken ages to decorate - but what a fantastic job you've done - it's simply stunning!

Love Lynda xxx

Lora said...

Wow Brenda this is beautiful!
I was going to buy this castle a while ago whe I saw one done up on someone elses blog but I forgot all about it. Think I might have to go search for one :)
It must of taken you ages to do all those flowers and all teh little detail you have added, but it is worth it because it's gorgeous!
Hugs Lora x

Renkata said...

What a special and gorgeous project.
great idea!!!!

Lesley said...

WOW - Brenda - what an amazing project. Simply stunning.
Lesley x

Beryl said...

How absolutely gorgeous Brenda. Amazing.
Beryl xx

Kat said...

Wow Brenda, this is absolutely stunning and amazing. What a lot of work....but worth it!

Kat xx

Scrappymax said...

Gosh Brenda this is absolutely fabulous, I love it. I love the theme too and just realised that my card I added to my blog today fits in with this challenge too so I will be joining you
Max x

pinky said...

Brilliant creation Brenda, a real keeper.
Pinky

Val said...

This is the most stunning creation. Fabulous detail.
Hugs
Valx

mckinkle said...

Stunning make Brenda! WOW!

Keryn x

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is just stunning gosh must have taken you ages but oh so worth it hun really gorjus creation love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Juls said...

Wow Brenda!!!

Oh My goodness, how amazing are you!! Love EVERYTHING about this, fab shaped card, love the hair!!! and all your gorgeous roses, such a masterpiece!! Love it! Hugs Juls

Merry said...

Love it...all the flowers and vines are wonderful.

Aussie Loz said...

FABULOUS!!♥

Michelle said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! This is incredible, simply beautiful.

Linapyssel said...

WOW Brenda!!!!! What csn I say.....utterly beautiful, kreative, inventive and gorgeous!!!
I LOVE it!!!

Hugs Lina

lisa said...

I've just picked my chin up off the floor, Breanda. This is amazing. Those roses must have taken you hours, I know exactly what you mean about the tiny ones.
My DD has just walked in and seen this and now wants one for her birthday next week, I have ushered her away very quickly. It would take me until next year to create something half as good as this.
Hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend.

Lisax

April Diva said...

Wow Brenda, this is just awesome. I love it! Don't even want to think how long it must have taken to make the roses. For that many, I'd have been stopping by WildOrchidCrafts for sure lol

Hugs, Pauline x

craftimamma said...

Oh my Brenda, this is absolutely fantastic. Talk about patience too with those tiny roses. 7/8ths of an inch is the smallest I've managed. I have got a teeny punch which might the one you've used but thought it a bit too much to try that one.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sarah xx said...

This is beautiful Brenda - looks just like my house? :) xx

Nikky Hall said...

Gorgeous project Brenda, as always! xx

Angelwood said...

This is just amazing! I've never seen anything like it! Brilliant design and embellishing of this chipboard castle and I love your idea of using the MS punch for the turrets. STUNNING! hugs, Angela

Ida H said...

It´s a lovely castel!
Thanks for stoping by at my blogg!
Hugs!!
Ida from Sweden ;)

Mel said...

not that you need any more comments onthis ! - but it is fandabbydoozy ! love melx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this castle is stunnig
just beautiful


karin

Linda said...

Brenda your DT submission of Rapunzels Castle is fantastic. I bet you had lots of fun designing it, I know I would. You probably lost the day making it though but it's well worth it, love Linda

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Brenda this is so wonderful. Bl---y fantastic. Cathy xxxx

kaś said...

Beautiful work, lovely is your castle!!!

Pozdrawiam, Kasia :)

Promosyon said...

Great card. Like Assad, but it seems a bit upset for me-perhaps doesn't go on vacation to plan.

 
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