16 Jul 2015

Magical Fairy Garden






My mothers friend often gives her broken bits of jewellery and various sparkly bits, for me. As she thinks I can always do something with them!

The last little collection had  a large sparkly gem pendant included, and a very pretty flower which was once an earring. I immediately thought of fairies, and my Lavinia Stamps.




I decided to make a 3d  Fairy scene. I cut down a camomile tea box to use as my stage, and started stamping. I carefully cut out my fairy and glued her to  the top part of the pendant, and glued the underneath  to the box. Then I began stamping a vast array of lavender flowers and bluebells. I wanted the fairy to be sitting amongst a host  of flowers. I cut out all of the flowers the lavender was a real challenge!

I decided not to use the poppies and chose bluebells instead 


Even though I used thickish card the flowers did not want to stand up, and they just flopped when I inserted them into the box. So out came the trusty pva glue, and I gave them a good coating. When they were dry I managed to slot them all  in, including of course the one special earring flower. I then  used three colours of flowersoft to cover the box and to make it look like grass and flowers. Of course as it is a fairy special place it needed a few drops of stickles added too!


I made a lavender bag to go underneath the box. I had some left over dried lavender from the garden  last year. This years is drying nicely. I attached the lavender bag with a ribbon to the underside of the box so it can be taken out if needed.





I am going to give this to my Mothers friend Irene, to thank her for all the little bits and pieces she sends to me. I have to admit though, I sometimes have no idea what some of the bits are......

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Lavinia Stamps Add a Flower

Craft Stamper Take it Make it Anything Goes

Thank you for looking, I hope you can smell the lavender.

 
GIVE AWAY
 

It's my Birthday on the 1st of August, and to celebrate I am giving away a Clarity Stamp Stencil. Also included will be a booklet of ideas on how to use it. Which is  written by Barbara Gray.
I am not giving any clues as to which stencil it is, but if you would like a chance to win it, just pop back on August 1st!

9 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so brilliant! Gorgeous idea, I love the fairy sitting on the diamond drop. Thank you for joining us at the TIMI CraftStamper challenge :-)

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  2. What a fab idea, I'm sure she will treasure it, thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps Challenge, good luck, Zoe DT xx

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  3. Fantastic and what a super idea..... I just love this..... Good Luck in the Lavinia Challenge and thank you for entering..... Marianne DT xxx

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  4. what a lovely idea! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  5. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  6. I am sure your mums friend will love it and the lavender bag underneath is a great idea thank you for joining us at the craft stamper magazines challenge blog
    Jackie

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  7. Stunning love it!! Thanks for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :)

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  8. Fabulous project .... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

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  9. What a super project, and the lavender bag is a perfect finishing touch. Thank you for joining us in the Lavinia Challenge, good luck. Hugs, Pauline DT member xxx

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