Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Do you believe in fairies? New Giveaway!!!

Hello everyone!  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, rubons, 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 rubon 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 rubon'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.

And then I looked at it some more and realized I didn't like the decoupaged fairies on it.  Seemed like too much so....I took them back off.  What do you think?  On or Off??  I'm entering it in Cheryl's May Altered Challenge at Sketches4all.
Okay, you have suffered enough....now are you ready for me to start the Week 3 Customer Appreciation giveaway!?!? This giveaway starts today, May 15th and ends on Tuesday May 22nd at 8pm PST.

1.  You must be a US Resident to enter to win.
2.  You are required to be a follower of this blog
3.  and also a follower of the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog
4.  and follow the Crafter's Companion Informational Blog
5.  and you must leave a comment on this post.
6.  And link back from your blog.  You can either put this giveway on your sidebar or post about the giveaway.

If you send a friend and they mention your name, I will enter your name in the drawing again for each friend you send!  So send your friends!!

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 23rd. So don't forget to stop back by to see if you have won!

Now...want to know what you can win here this week????!! 

How about  - The Boxer and Envelobox Creator Bundle with Advanced Techniques DVDWoo Hoo!!  This is a great prize.  I can't even tell you how much I love this DVD alone and you get it AND the Boxer and Envelobox Creator!!  If you have an Ultimate Tool this will be a fabulous addition.  But you don't have to have the Ultimate Tool to make a million wonderful projects with these items. 

You still have until 8pm PST today to enter the Week 2 Ultimate Tool giveaway on the Crafter's Companion Info Blog so if you haven't already joined in go HERE and enter!!  The Challenge blog giveaway ends at the same time so you can go HERE to enter that challenge.  And all the DT are each giving away a weekly prize.  You can find a link to their blogs on the sidebar of the CC Info and CC Challenge blogs.  And don't miss my Week 2 Giveaway while you are here.  Click Here to enter.  Don't miss out on any of these awesome giveaways!!
And remember I am having a Blogiversary Giveaway right now too (open to everyone) and you could win Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - the Brights 24 Piece Set!  Just Scroll Down to enter.  Or click HERE.

I think that is enough for today!!  Go on...get busy entering!!!  LOL


  1. I love the fairies! My husband's family is Scottish and fairy lore is a definite part of their culture. We were trying to convince the kids on Mother's Day that Grandma was a fairy and therefore magical LOL! These would be perfect on a gift for her. The wall hanging is lovely, I love the green color.

  2. Lovely wall hanging! I love the colors and the pretty little fairies!. TFS and Thanks for the chance to win. I'm loving all the giveaways. Just have to win one. Ha Ha! TFS AJ~

  3. I do believe in fairies--the wall hanging is amazing and i love it!!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks for a chance to win ANOTHER prize!

  4. I love it either way!! Great frame!!

  5. Wow I love having all these chances to win. Thanks so much!!

  6. I just love these wall hangings!

  7. Very pretty wall hanging!! Love it!!
    What a giveaway!!
    Stacy D sent me!!

  8. This is so sweet Stacy! I adore the Flower Fairies and I want all of them :) One day, when my budget allows... Thanks for the chance to win the Boxer Bundle!

  9. Love the way that the background on your frame came out, a happy accident indeed. Thanks for the chance at the boxer bundle!

  10. Wow! Loving this frame! Great fairies and love the flowers!

  11. How in the world are you keeping all your giveaways straight!?!? You're a busy girl!

    You KNOW I want to win this...so put my name in the hat for this week :D

    Have fun in Carson City!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  12. What a cool frame! Thanks for another chance to win!!

  13. Adorable wall hanging! Thanks for another chance to win a great prize!

  14. Beautiful wall hanging.... Loved those flowers. & Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. A must have tool... loving it. Thanks for the chance to win.