Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Spring Fairy for Mixed Media Monthly

Hello everyone, welcome and lovely to see you here! Can you believe it is March already? I think many of us feel that time just flies away with us.
Anyway, the theme this month for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is eggs.
I created a little Spring Fairy,, and here is hoping that she may she be a little herald of Spring, because I for one am longing for some spring sunshine!
I started by working on the pot, there were about 4 different steps to achieve the weathered look on it:
It started as a terra cotta flower pot that I gave a coat of gesso first, Next followed a coat of Paper Artsy French Roast. When dry that was covered with a coat of Decoart Weathered Wood crackle medium and when that was touch dry it received a top coat of Paper Artsy Stine Fresco Finish paint. The last step was to seal it all with a coat of Decoart Ultra Matte Varnish.
Next came the eggs. I tried to find some nice natural looking eggs but my local craft store only sold pink ones, so in the end I got some little polystyrene eggs and painted them to make them look as natural as possible.
The fairy came next. She is from one of the  Paper Whimsey down loadable collage sheets, - I gave her some butter fly wings in Photoshop Elements and then printed her twice, once flipped over so she is two sided. I glued her onto some black card so she would be able to stand.
Now for the finishing touches: I filled the pot with sand, added some moss, the eggs and some died cheese cloth. I also made the garland with some rusty wire and a few flowers and that was pretty much it.
Here you can see the other side still, with some additional flowers.

Like usual we have a sponsor for our challenge and this month that is Waffle Flower, who are offering a $25 gift voucher for our winning entry.

Well, I hope you will decide to play along, we would love to see what you create, and of course if you have not done so already, - do check out what my talented teamies have created, by clicking HERE

Thank you for visiting like always and Happy Month of March!

40 comments:

  1. Lovely! What a beautiful decoration!

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  2. This is gorgeous Astrid. A perfect Easter gift and a lovely pot to be used afterwards x

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  3. The end project is just stunning bit the way you made makes it achievable. I would love all our plan pots to look like that.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. What a beautiful project!! Love everything about it!!

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  5. She is a delightful little fairy Astrid, I love how realistic those eggs look and the pot is crackled so beautifully! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. Fabulous Easter project Astrid! I love the combination of the cracked, distress pot with the softness of your darling fairy! Great job with the eggs! hugs :)

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  7. Wonderful Astrid, fabulous crackle finish on the pot and the eggs are perfect! Your wee fairy is so beautiful, I am sure she will bring you some Spring very soon. Thanks so much for sharing this, Deb xo

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  8. this is inspired Astrid - such a cute little fairy - love it to bits x

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  9. BEAUTIFUL ... Raymonde x

    http://angesetmesanges.canalblog.com

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  10. Easter is on its way indeed... A wonderful fairy composition, what a fabulous textured pot too!

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  11. Spring is coming for sure when seeing this beautiful basket of delights. A fabulous project Astrid.
    Yvonne

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  12. Oh My! Stunning isn't quite good enough to describe this! What a fabulous Springtime centrepiece! Great Inspiration! Hugs, Chrisx

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  13. This is beautiful, Astrid! Love it!

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  14. Fabulous and festive and artsy and gorgeous!

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  15. I love the weathered look you got on that pot. I am a sucker for anything with fairies. She is just adorable.

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  16. Oh my goodness Astrid, this is utterly adorable in every way. Love how you have placed everything into your weathered pot and added some rusty wire. I could see this for sale in a very exclusive garden centre. Simply stunning.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  17. Stunning spring decoration Astrid makes me feel it is just round the corner although it is freezing cold here and winters showers today. Thank you for your comments and for becoming a follower of my blog.
    MaggieH

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  18. Oh Astrid!!!
    I absolutely adore your little fairy! She is just delightful!
    I love how you created the pot and those eggs look so natural! OMGosh, she truly is so delightful- I love her!
    hugs,Jackie xx

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  19. Really amazing, a wonderful created art work!
    Big hugs Anja

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  20. A stunning Spring Home Decor Piece Astrid x love the details, especially the pot and eggs....real cute little girl too

    Tfs and hugs
    Annie x

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  21. totally exquisite Astrid .. love your work xoxoox

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  22. How delightful, Astrid!! I love your sweet little fairy, and those eggs and the "basket" are spectacular!! Thanks for the spring inspiration - I know it will get here one of these weeks....but seems very far away at the moment, lol! xxx Lynn

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  23. Your little spring fairy is totally delightful Astrid!! Love how you decorated the pot and the eggs are simply wonderful!! An absolutely gorgeous decor piece!! xx

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  24. Wonderful decoration, love the finish on the pot and the eggs look so realistic.
    Avril xx

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  25. Wonderful decoration, love the finish on the pot and the eggs look so realistic.
    Avril xx

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  26. What a wonderful spring home decor piece! Astrid . So inspiring . The cracked pot and eggs and fabulous and your sweet little fairy sits so proudly amongst them .
    hugs x

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  27. Adorable easter piece, so sweet with the girl, on top of your crackled pot, and love the cheece cloth and eggs too, beautiful, Astrid.
    XX,Dorthe

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  28. Fantastic project Astrid! Love the crackled pot and cute vintage image!

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  29. Simply enchanting, Astrid! Love how you've altered the terracotta pot, and the tiny nest of eggs makes a perfect perch for your pretty pixie (sorry, I seem to have come over all alliterative!)
    Alison x

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  30. Wow - this is amazing! My head just does not make dimensional projects like this!

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  31. So delicate and decorative.. =) Really nice.. :D

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  32. I just love this! She is so charming! Beautiful patina and effect on the clay pot too!

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  33. This really is the CUTEST little girl and clever way to use her!! So inspirational to me!!!

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  34. I adore this project Astrid, you always inspire me!

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  35. The pot is simply stunning, eggs too, very pretty project, Astrid!!!

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  36. Wow! What a beautiful Easter project, with such beautiful textures and feel. Blessings!

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