Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Fairies and bunnies and gnomes OH MY!

This is a post Easter easter post for The consensus being that these lovelies are cute enough to be used beyond bunny day.

These sweet fairy pieces were actually an after-thought to use the extra bits in my kit but Im smitten with them. The background is just a square of cardboard (I literally cut off chunks from the shipping box!). I used pages from damaged hymnals to make them pretty.

I used foam squares behind painted Easter Covers for Mini Shadowboxes to provide some depth. I chose to paint the covers to make this a super easy painless little project..

Sheet Moss and paper flowers and leaves are tucked into the edges.

And finally fussy cut wee winged imps from the Pink Childrens Theater Collage Sheet and paper butterflies from the English Fairy Garden collage sheet are added! So cute!

And some other cute as buttons easter-ish pieces...

I just love this wee gnome buddy! Isn't he the cutest?! Topped with a 14mm Clear Flat-Back Acrylic Rhinestone Star.

(P.S. Don't tell AlphaStamps but that adorable colourful rhinestone trim is just from the craft aisle at the DollarStore!)

How perfect is the White Dresden Border here?

And that Pink Acrylic Bunny Cabochon! Can you even stand the cuteness?

If you'd like to make something similar, here are a few tips...

I am not a fan of trimming edges so instead I painted the lid white...

...then covered the edges to the scalloped edge...

 Cover the top of the box.

And use dresden trims to hide the edges.

You can see above that Ive also used paint on the exterior sides of the bottom of the box. I knew that the lid would fit snugly and did not want to add extra bulk with thick paper.

To add a bit of height to the interior you can use florist foam...

... and cover with moss.

And that adorable bunbun? I added a chunky bead to the back to help keep the wee thing in place.

Then just glue all those other fun bits into place. So much adorableness!

Think you're up to it? Here's the supplies I used for the above projects...

Mini Shadowbox Lid - Easter Egg
Mini Shadowbox Lid - Small Bunny
Mini Shadowbox Lid - Chocolate Bunny
Mini Shadowbox - 2x3
Mini Shadowbox - 3.5x5.5
Mini Shadowbox - 2.5x4
English Fairy Garden Collage Sheet

Pink Childrens Theater Collage Sheet
Gold and White Lace Sticker Sheet
Sheet Moss
Paper flowers and leaves
14mm Clear Flat-Back Acrylic Rhinestone Star
2 inch gnome
Pink Acrylic Bunny Cabochon
White Dresden Border
Tiny Wicker Basket with Handle
12mm Bird Eggs
Double Dot Passion Fruit Pink Scrapbook Paper
Double Dot Mint Green Scrapbook Paper
Double Dot Powder Blue Scrapbook Paper

Acrylic paints
Florist foam