Sunday, May 14, 2017

Magical Fairy Collage

Once in a while I like to step outside of my crafty box and create something besides cards that could be gifted to someone special.  I have a friend who loves fairies and she makes the most precious fairy gardens in the summer time.  You can find them hidden under trees, in broken planters and found items throughout her yard.  It's truly magical to walk around and find all these wonderful little scenes. 
I've got a project up on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog that I hope is truly magical as well!

Let's get started!
I began by creating 4 different colored panels that I blended color onto using Distress Inks and splattering them with water. 

 Once they were dry, I cut each panel using the Memory Box Grove CollageThicket CollageTimberland Collage and Wildwood Collage and then layered them according to the size of the opening using foam tape to give them dimension between the layers.

  I went from largest to smallest opening but these can be layered in either direction or used alone for many amazing looks.

I cut two sets of Poppystamps Mushrooms and Toadstools out of white card stock and colored them using Copics.  I used a white gel pen to add polka dots to some of the mushrooms and then went over the dots with Icicle Stickles.

I cut a Frantic Stamper Fairy & Flower out of black card stock and added some Elizabeth Craft Designs Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter to her wings.  

I cut two Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers to give the mushrooms and fairy a place to rest at the bottom of the collage.

I added lots of scattered sequins to give it a dreamy look.

Here's a close up of all those wonderful layers.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to make one yourself.

Here's a list of dies that can be found at Dies R Us:
Memory Box - Dies - Grove CollageMemory Box - Dies - Timberland Collage Memory Box - Dies - Thicket CollageMemory Box - Dies - Wildwood CollagePoppystamps - Dies - Mushrooms and ToadstoolsFrantic Stamper - Dies - Fairy & Flower Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers
If any of the dies are out of stock, simply click the button for them to notify you when they're back in the store.  No obligation necessary, just a kind convenience.
I'll be entering this project into the following challenges:
Crop Stop! ~ Challenge Linky Party
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Going Dotty
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ It's A Frame Up

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Janice said...

A fantastic picture box! Such a pretty garden scene, I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it!

Unknown said...

Oh that IS magical! I love all of those yummy layers and accents! She will ADORE this and love you all the more! xo~

Lisa Elton said...

This is as sweet as can be and your friend will love it! I like the bit of sparkle you added and the pops of red from the mushrooms. Absolutely magical Birgit!

Linda said...

This is gorgeous Birgit. You are so creative in many ways. Your friend is going to love this. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Macarena said...

Amazing! I absolutely love the way you blended the colors on the background and how you built the layers of the trees. The scene is fantastic. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness this is just amazing, and oh so beautiful, great depth and beautiful work on the background, pretty sparkle on the fairy and love the way you tucked the mushrooms in the grass too, Awesome project!

Darnell said...

Wow, Birgit, wow, wow, and wow again! This is awe-mazing to me and, indeed, magical! Your fairy-loving friend will treasure this always and you are bound to receive recognition from the challenges for this winning design!! Hugs, Darnell

Natalie said...

Wonderful tutorial! Your friend will love this, what a sweet scene! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!! We appreciate your talents! Blessings!

Sharron said...

This is the most amazing project EVER!! Love all the wonderful detail you have added! Your friend who loves fairies will cherish this magical masterpiece.

Esther Asbury said...

Fairy gardens are so much fun! I love your 3D fairy collage and all the wonderful details you included! Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop blog this month!

Colleen said...

Birgit, I adore this masterpiece! I love fairies and your whole scene is just magnificent! Well done, friend!

Melissa Bove said...

That is so beautiful! Such a magical scene you created!! Love it!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Vicki said...

This card is so magical, Birgit! I love all of the dimension you have added to the scene.

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh girl...this is SO beautiful!! Layer and layer of just gorgeous detail and your friend is just going to LOVE this!! This truly is magical!! Beautifully done Birgit!! :0)

Jo Ann said...
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Jo Ann said...

Great creation! Thank you for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will link more projects with us soon. Leaving you with the inspiration of the scripture in II Thessalonians 3:3 (KJV) " But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil." God bless!