Fairy Tales and Beyond, Bloggers Journey

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Fairy Tales and Beyond: Collection of Assorted Short Stories by Victoria H Loren

The magic of fairy tales has captivated minds and hearts for centuries with a magical world coming to life in a make-believe realm of fantasy. Classic old world settings blend with modern theatrical creations to provide a unique contemporary flair to the story. The roles of characters from different worlds come together to create fascinating tales. Fairy Tales and Beyond: Collection of Assorted Short Stories creates a mythical journey with an innovative twist when humor collides with enchantment.

The journey begins with twelve short stories each one unique with a cast of unforgettable whimsical characters. I am also thrilled to share a series of projects and giveaways with you. Let’s begin with a list of the short stories in the novel Fairy Tales and Beyond that will correspond with future blogs.

CASTLEBROOK
PERFECTLY MOUSY
FAERIE DUST AND PIGTAILS
CIRQUES OF TALES
JAZZBELLE’S MONKEY BUSINESS
SLOBBER THE HOUND
FELLAR
FARMER MACKINNON, THE REAL TALE
JUST DUCKY
THE RENEGADES
MY BF’S A MONSTER
BABY DOLL

Ready to begin? Walk with me as we journey to a very special place…

Castlebrook

Castlebrook unveils a mystical realm where the simple turn of a page releases creatures from the enchanted fairy tale book. Explaining the really ugly, smelly ogre under your bed or baby dragon in your closet toasting your clothes might be a little difficult. A mythical journey encountering enchanted creatures, though magical they may be, released a realm that must be restored.

Fairy Tales and Beyond: Collection of Assorted Short Stories by Victoria H Loren
Available on Amazon (ebook and paperback)
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http:www.victoriahlorenauthor.comΒ 

 

Fairy Tales and Beyond inspired me to create colorful swag that brings out the magical element of the short stories. I am a fan of altered art and want to apply this to one of the projects. Since there are twelve short stories, I decided to design an art card for each one. Kind of like trading cards only way more artsy. This project will be an ongoing one and added to each journal blog with the last blog completing the cards for a final giveaway. Clear as mud yet? Maybe a more detailed description and a few photos will help…so for this one you might need to climb inside my head for a bit.

The journey continues with a shopping trip for supplies. Local craft shops (Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and JoAnn’s) provided a great start.

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Just a few of the items for the project…

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Recollections set of cards will work perfectly for each altered art card. A total of twelve, one for each short story. Even the cardboard box can be painted and used as a holder for the finished cards.

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I apologize, the photo does not show the details. Each card has a pale pink cut out sleeve. The card has a pearl finish trimmed in gold foil with a solid white envelope…at least for now.

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The design for the front of each card will begin with a graphic design illustration.

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I have learned that multiple copies allows a margin to play and experiment with designs.

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Ready…set…cut! This is a tool I use daily and absolutely swear by! Almost better than….chocolate.

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I have gently placed the graphic design on top of the card to show the placement. Next, the real fun begins with the altered art part…which I will share the finished card in the next blog post.

Giveaway

Since this first project is an ongoing one that will not be complete until the end of our journey, let’s finish this blog with a Fairy Tales and Beyond swag giveaway!

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Please comment “entering” on this post for a chance to win the Fairy Tales and Beyond swag pictured above.

Thank you for joining me on this incredible journey. The first short story, Castlebrook, holds a special place in my heart and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. I wonder, will you have better luck choosing a favorite character?

Celebration and Giveaways for Fairy Tales and Beyond

Next blogΒ  is…PERFECTLY MOUSY and this giveaway is going to be a blast!

Forever and Always Yours,

Victoria

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7 thoughts on “A Journey to Castlebrook

  1. Entering!!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I LOVE the step by step of your art process. This whole project and the cards are going to be totally epic! I can already tell how much fun you are having!! πŸ˜€β€

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      1. Well whatever it is… i bet it will be a lovely keepsake. Be it humor… or beauty… LOL πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€β€

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