Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Do You Believe In Fairies? Week 3 GIVEAWAY!

Happy Tuesday!!  Welcome to the Crafter's Companion blog.  I'm Stacy and today I am going to share a wall hanging that I made for my dear daughter.  My daughter loves fairies and Crafter's Companion has that most beautiful Fairyopolis Fairies!

I had an unfinished wooden frame that has just been sitting in my craft room waiting for me to turn it into something good.  Well, I hope I have done it justice today. 

I initially thought I would do a crackle paint background but that isn't what happened.  Sometimes there are happy accidents!! lol

I started by lightly sanding the frame.  This just gets a little tooth up for the paint to attach to so that it will stay on the frame.  Next I pulled out some green acrylic paint and painted the frame.  While it was still wet I pulled out some white glue and painted it on top of the slightly dried (still wet) paint.  Then I let it dry.  I pulled out my hot air gun hoping to cause the paint/glue mixture to crackle (which it has done every other time I have done this) but this time that didn't work.  So I just set it aside...for a couple of days....lol  And started working on another project.

Then when I finally went to put it away, I realized that I really loved the way it looked!  It looked almost encaustic-like. Encaustic art is all the rage right now.  If you don't already know, encaustic art is art made with pigmented wax.  On my frame, the glue on top of the paint had dried to an almost waxy translucent texture.  It looked pretty cool!! 

So that got me excited to work on it again and off I went.  I decided that I would still make a wall hanging for my daughter's room using the goodies from the Fairyopolis Card Making Kit.  Oh my goodness!  This kit is loaded with stuff!!  I got this kit last year.  I have been using and using stuff out of it and I STILL have goodies left!   And it is on sale right now in the Crafter's Companion store!!!  (You had better go check it out before it is gone.  Because when it is gone, it is gone forever) 
The card making kit has decoupage sheets, rub-ons, stickers, card bases, envelopes, gems, flowers, etc etc...  Really it just seems to go on and on.  I started by pulling out the decoupage sheets.  I picked two fairies that I thought would work and got busy layering them.  Then I took out the cardboard square from the photo area of the frame and covered it with a piece of one of the card bases that I just trimmed to fit and then adhered to the cardboard square.  I then inked the edges and put it back in the frame.  I pulled out a piece of paper from my 12" x 12" Fairyopolis paper pack, then I rubbed on a saying and die cut it out.  I added a butterfly rub-on and then inked the edges of my paper and adhered it to the center of the photo area.

I glued down the two decoupaged fairies.  Then I added a grouping of flowers to the corner.  After I did that I thought it looked unbalanced so I pulled out my rub-on's and found the perfect fairy and butterfly to add.  Finally I added a little Crystal Stickles for sparkle and a bit of ribbon as a hanger.


Then I kept looking at it and decided to take the decoupage fairies off.  It just felt to me like it was "too much".  What do you think?  On or off??

I'm so happy you stopped by today and looked at my project.  Please stop by next Tuesday and see what else I can come up with to share!! ha
Okay, you have suffered enough....now are you ready for me to start the Week 3 Customer Appreciation Ultimate Tool giveaway!?!?  This giveaway starts today, May 15th and ends on Tuesday May 22nd at 8pm PST.  You must be a US Resident to enter to win.  You are required to be a follower of this blog and also a follower of the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog and you must leave a comment on this post.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 23rd.  So don't forget to stop back by to see if you have won!

You still have until 8pm PST today to enter the Week 2 Ultimate Tool giveaway so if you haven't already joined in go HERE and enter!!

Until next time...happy scrapping!

31 comments:

Paula Huiras said...

This is very original. I really like how the frame turned out. The flowers in the corner are really neat and the little fairies go right with the whole project.
PH

Carolyn L. said...

This is great, I love all the colors you used. Very nice.

Hlora said...

Your project is gorgeous!! Love the flowers on the corner))

Caryn S said...

I posted on Stacy's blog how much I love this project! Fairies are BIG in my family! That green color is really beautiful.

Kelly Massman said...

totally in love the wall hanging!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty frame! Love the flowers and fairies are big at my house too :)

Kathy said...

Stacy this is stunning!!!! I adore the Fariopolis products. And girl this is over the top!!The green background is perfect, and the flowers are beautiful. Excellent job...

Jessica S said...

Kathy, this is simply beautiful. Awesome repurpose!
:O)
Jessica S

v said...

Fun project! It's so pretty! Thanks for this opportunity to win a great tools from Crafters Companion!

~Vanessa W

Cindy said...

What a fun wall hanging! Super Cute!
Cindy Horsley

madebyKarla said...

So cool! Love those flowers and the fairies!

sharon g said...

I would really like to make something like that for my garden. I have a fairy garden in a pot, and this would just be so adorable!

Claire said...

I now believe in fairies...look how beautiful they are!! I must say, my favorite product to use in my craft room is the Crafter's Companion...it ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be so happy to win one for my sister who just started her card making journey.I hit the "LIKE" button on FB only because there was no "LOVE" button!!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

B. Poteraj said...

What a great idea. So much could be done if I made one of these. Mushrooms, grass, bugs...
I'm going to have to check out how to do encaustic projects because I love this!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love your fairy hanging!!! bet it looks adorable in your daughters room.

Kim said...

The fairy hanging is adorable, I love it!

Rebecca Morefield-Wagner said...

I always pass by these frames because I don't take many pictures. Now I have a reason to pick some up. Thanks for the ideas!!!

Amy E said...

Love love love the frame!! I like it both ways...with and without the extra fairies...one way for your little girl's room, and with less fairies for other parts of the house. SUPER CUTE!!!

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AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Lovely frames and I love the fairies and flowers. Thanks for the chance to win. AJ~

GrandmaAYW said...

Love the frame! And the flowers in the corner!

Molossus said...

What a fantastic project!

Cheryl said...

I absolutely love this wall hanging!!!

Francine said...

Hello, I just found your blog. I am now a follower of this blog. This is a beautiful wall hanging. It just happens to be my most favorite color Green. I love green because of me being Irish. Love the sweet & dainty fairy on it and the pretty flowers. Thank you for the chance to win. :) ---Francine

grandmalee said...

I just adore seeing all of the fun things that the DT inspires us with! This fairy wall hanging would be perfect in my DGD's room. The color scheme would also work great with her room. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration! I have so many wood and chipboard items that are calling my name now. The giveaway is fantastic! I would really love to win this awesome prize!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice project! Thanks for sharing.

KellyG said...

Great projects, love them!

littlen said...

very nice. tfs. i follow both blogs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Kelly Sas said...

I am not a big fan of Fairies, but your wall hanging I sure am! You could make me become a fan of Fairies! LOL! Seriously this is amazing and you SHOULD be very proud of how it turned out.

nicinthbu said...

Would LOVE to win this. Thanks for the chance!!

*щурчо* said...

I really loved the way it looked! I love your projects..and this fantastic fairy wall hanging ..Thank you!

Kathy S. said...

Your frame is adorable. Perfect for any little girls room. My granddaughter would live that.