May 14, 2017

Fairy Garden 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!  Birgit here with you today with a project 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 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.

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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
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


  1. You have really created a magical scene. I love the layering of the cottage cuts, so effective. Just simply adorable and so cute. Love your mushrooms,

  2. OMG! I just can't say enough about this fabulous creation Birgit! I have those dies on my wishlist but they always seem to be out of stock ... and here's why!!! What a FABULOUS design ... so magical! I truly LOVE it! Wonderful inspiration ... thanks!

  3. Oh MY!!! I can't say how much I love this! I am a huge fairy lover but the details, the layers, this is a fantastic make! wow!


  4. I like how the toadstools light up as if glowing in the night sky and your layering of the background with your choice of mythical colors is perfect.

  5. Gorgeous! I love all of the dimension!


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