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:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely! What a beautiful decoration!

Jane said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful work! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

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

Marisa Job said...

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

Redanne said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

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

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Wonderful work!
Hugs

rachel said...

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

Raymonde Paré said...

BEAUTIFUL ... Raymonde x

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Lys Scrap said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

pearshapedcrafting said...

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

Patty O'Malley said...

This is beautiful, Astrid! Love it!

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous and festive and artsy and gorgeous!

Jess M said...

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

Juliz Design Post said...

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

Maggie said...

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

Jackie P Neal said...

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

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

Annie said...

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

Heather Jacob said...

totally exquisite Astrid .. love your work xoxoox

Lynn Price said...

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

Margaret Mifsud said...

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

Mrs.B said...

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

Mrs.B said...

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

A Pink said...

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

Dorthe said...

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

Mona Pendleton said...

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

butterfly said...

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

KarenB said...

She's delightful!

Jean said...

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

Tina-Mari Dalsrud said...

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

Suzanne C said...

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

scrapwordsmom said...

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

Lisa S. said...

I adore this project Astrid, you always inspire me!

Kris said...

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

Lilian YF said...

This project is lovely!!!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

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

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