Saturday, November 20, 2010

Flower Fairies

This month's Circle Blog Challenge is called Home Sweet Home.  This is a home decor challenge requiring at least one Cricut Cartridge cut, the Cuttlebug, felt, and the color green.  The requirements immediately pointed me toward a project for my daughter's room!

This project started with one of my favorite craft instruction books, Felt Wee Folk by Salley Mavor.  I have made so many of the little fairies and characters in the book.  I think they are so much fun to give and to incorporate into mixed media projects.

I love making these little characters!   I made their little clothes by hand-sewing and loved doing the embroidery on the jackets!  These details make them so much fun to look at to me!

I found the text 'Far, Far Away' on a page in a paper stack I had in my stash and manually cut around it.  I popped it up with Ranger Pop It! pop dots, stacked to raise it 1/2" off the page.

I cut flowers  from Walk In My Garden, page 84 (cut at 1/2") and page 82 (cut at 1"), and  layered them with silk flowers.  I also cut assorted branches for the fairies to hold from Straight From the Nest, page 43 (cut at 3/4", 1", 2-1/2").  I added hand-cut, inked, and detailed little leaves to add a bit more detail.
I cut the grass layers from Straight From the Nest, page 41 (cut at 1-3/4").  I ran the top layers through the Cuttlebug to gain a little texture since these layers would be in the foreground.  I added hand-cut leaves to the grasses as well.
I decided to glue one of the characters inside the frame to take advantage of the shadow box.  I played a bit to find placement.
I finalized the picture, adding a lantern to one of the branches, cut from Pagoda, page 26 (2") and flowers from the same cart, pages 56 and 57 (1" and 1-1/4").
I put the backing and frame together to combine all the fairies!
My daughter checked in on me throughout this project and had already decided on a place to hang it in her room.


Caroline said...


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Caroline (aka Doxieluv01)

JennyKozar said...

That is beautiful! You are so creative.

TR said...

This is just beyond sweet!
I love the little flower petal dresses and leaf wings.
And the cloths on the dolls are delightful!

hugs, TR

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Nadia this is so so Cute, I love little miniature things and this is adorable! And what a fun book, I have one of her books packed somewhere, It's still in storage. Isn't her little dolls soooooo darn Cute! You did a wonderful job creating your own and I bet your daughter just Loves it! Lucky Girl!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Goody Bag Diva said...

Insanely amazing as usual!! I am NOT going to show my daughter your blog in fear she will want that!

hgregory8558 said...

I love your project! I also love how well it fits with your daughter's pics from Disney!! Love it!!

Wende said...

Nadia, when you have a chance, stop by my blog. I have an award waiting for you!

Missy said...

Wow!! Love all the detail! It's beautiful!

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Tanya said...

Another beautiful it! I always look forward to visits to your blog and want to pass along this Stylish Blogger Award! To accept, please visit me at my blog and follow the posted instructions. Until next visit....

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Carolyn/MamaC said...

Thank you, Nadia, for always sharing your heart with us! Your projects are so beautiful! I look forward to seeing everything you create!

Therese said...

What is not to love about this project! It is precious. I love all the colors, your imagination,your incredible talent. It's always a pleasure to come to your blog.

Nadia said...

What nice comments and sweet blog awards too! I am glad you like my project. My husband actually liked this one too. :)

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Oh wow! This is awesome. Ranks number 1 in your creations now for me!!

GreenScrap said...

That is super amazing!! I love it!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

SweetSassyDiva said...

really cute! I think i have that stack :) oh to find the time to make some cute little characters. knowing my kids they would want to play with them mroe than let it be in the shadow box :) TFS!

I can't wait to see your next design team project.

Anonymous said...

Oh Nadia, I have this book too, and I adore making little dolls from there.

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