Tuesday 28 April 2015

Fairies & Fairy Doors

Hello again.  I back to share with you a project I've spent the last couple of days making, specially for the "No Cards" challenge over on the That Craft Place Challenge Blog! 

So here is the wall hanging I made for my niece! It measures 10" wide.

I read the theme when it launched on Sunday and knew straight away what I wanted to do! What's more it was the perfect opportunity to use more of the That Craft Place laser cut shapes and other goodies from their store!

I got in a bad fight with my glue gun during this project but still loving the results!

I used the following materials / steps:

SUBSTRATE: Brown corrugated cardboard from old packaging.

PAPERS: Cricut paper pad, stenciled with gesso.

FAIRY DOOR: Back piece gesso'd and painted silver. Then a coat of Crackle Accents was added. Front door piece gesso'd then given 2 coats of Ranger Embossing Tinsel in Snowflake.

BIRDS: Black/white bird gesso'd, stippled with black paint, then given a stippled coast of the Embossing Tinsel. Pink bird gesso'd, inked with Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick then given a coat of Crackle Accents.

FLOURISH: Gesso'd then some with black paint.

KEY: Gesso'd then given 2 coats of the Embossing Tinsel.

Greyboard hinge and key, and MDF fairy door, birds and mini frame designed and sold by That Craft Place (love Lisa's MDF and greyboard!).  

IMAGE: Called "Sugar Plum" and is part of the Sugar and Spice range from That Craft Place. I coloured her with DoCrafts Watercolour Pens.

ZAHRA: Letters cut from silver mirror card using Sizzix Bigz "Lollipop" dies.

PAPER FLOWERS: Old book pages cut and rolled up before inking with distress ink and embossing with the Embossing Tinsel.

EMBOSSED MIRROR CARD: Silver mirror card dry embossed used a Sizzix embossing folder.

Mirror card, cheesecloth and ribbons, paints, Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents, Pinflair glue gel, distress ink and watercolour pens all from That Craft Place!

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Thankyou as always for popping by. Please do take a look back at my home page as I've posted 2 other projects earlier today.


Please can I enter this project until the following challenge(s):


  1. Stunning Sam! Love everything about his door hanger! The image is particularly cute!
    Linda xxx

  2. This is absolutely stunning Sam x

  3. Stunning hanging Sam I agree on of your best hugs Judith x

  4. I love pink and orange together...one of my very favourite combinations. I love the orange ribbon (for lack of a better word) over that fabulous paper. I love all the details and there are so many of them! I can tell you chose every embellishment so carefully and it really all works together so well! xx

  5. Hi Sam this is a gorgeous wall hanging. Hugs Jackie

  6. What a Wonderful Way to Showcase the personality of the Resident of the Room! Grin Thank you for sharing this wonderful bit of whimsy with us over at Altered Eclectics

  7. A gorgeous doorhanger! Your niece will be soooo happy...
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Embossing” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)

  8. Beautiful Sam

    Thanks for playing along at Altered Eclectics.
    Lisa - AE DT

  9. Hi Sam, I absolutely LOVE this!!! I saw this in That Craft Place group on fb and I don't think I commented on it, so if not I am truly sorry as this is a Gorgeous piece of art work!! All the details what you have put into this is amazing and you have used one of my favourite Sugar & Spice images and coloured her beautifully with those new water colour pens. I love all the different textures to this and especially LOVE the bird.
    Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place & good luck. Hope to see you again which I am sure I will :-)
    Big hugs Amanda

  10. Love this entry, such a lot of work! Well done! thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

  11. Sam, What a wonderful wall hanging, I am sure your niece loved it. It's amazing what you have done with packing material and pages from an old book, those rolled flowers are so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and hope you will come visit us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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