Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Leslie-Rahye's Fairyland Blog Hop

Hello all you fairy lovers out there, and welcome to Leslie-Rahye's Fairyland Blog Hop.  I hope you are enjoying all the inspiration you have seen or about to see from all of these wonderfully talented and creative artists.

My fairy wonderland is made from two 6" x 6" mini canvases that, when hinged together, make a really neat art piece that looks like a book when closed, and stands freely for display when opened.  For this project, I used Prima Fairy Belle papers to first cover my two mini canvases.  I worked on the inside first, forming a "shadow" box in which I made my fairy wonderland.

I fussy cut a lot of the pretty flowers and butterflies from the papers, as well as two of the beautiful fairies on various sheets in this collection, which I will later use on the outer covers.  Stay tuned and I will show you how I finish it.  After fussy cutting, I then embossed them from the back to make them more dimensional and stand out a bit.  I die cut some branches from brown card stock to not only tie the two canvases together,  but also to have something from which I could "hang" the bird house that is not sitting on a post (right). 

I made some botanical embellishments using Martha Stewart's crafter's clay and molds.  After air drying, I colored them with Distress Stains in Peeled Paint and Broken China for the leaves, and Victorian Velvet for the flowers.    I made two mini toad stools using one of the medallions molds, cut the medallion in half to use for each of the toad stool tops, and hand-crafted the stems.   Then I colored each with Distress Stains in Tea Dye and Walnut Stain. 

I colored the Fairy pendant with Vintaj Patinas in Verdigris and Jade from the Weathered Copper set and layered on a bit of Amethyst and Quartz from the Victorian Gable set (dress) and Agate from the Retro Highway set (wings).  After the Agate dried, I added a layer of Diamond Stickles to the wings to glitter them up a bit.  All fairies should have glittery wings, don't you think?

I colored the white resin bird houses from Prima using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and heat set the ink with my heat gun.  I colored the Prima resin birds with Vintaj Patinas in Verdigris and Jade.  I used Lime Green Stickles over my leaves to give my fairyland more glitter.  I used Dollar Gold Judi-Kins Roxs for the flower centers and added Sakura's 3-D Crystal Lacquer to some of the butterflies printed on the paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying the blog hop today, and check back soon to see how I finish this piece.  Please be sure to visit all of the other wonderful artists participating today, and let them (and me, too) know you stopped by to visit.  You can continue on to the other participants by simply clicking on their thumbnail link below. 

Until next time, have a fairy good day!  

Barbara :)


  1. Wow..so many pretty details for the eyes to see..love it.

  2. Amazing and very intricate creation, love it ! X Fab

  3. beautifully done, I love to see everyone's imagined Fairy Garden

  4. Superb, love the canvas and how they tell a story. The mushroom are really cool. Just love, love it. TFS

  5. love how the sory comes alive in your shaddow box creation!

  6. Beautifully done. What a fun link party!