Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lili of the Valley – Fluttering Gift Box & Few Fairy Gardens

Fluttering
Hello there dear friends!! I’m sharing my very last Lili of the Valley project with you today.
I do hope you like it!
For my project, I purchased a plain, unpainted wooden box at my local craft store. After removing all of the hardware, I gave it a couple of coats of acrylic paint in a nice shade of lavender.  After the paint dried, I cut pieces of the GORGEOUS Timeless Victorian papers to fit onto the box. Before adhering to the box though, I had lots of fun with embossing paste and stencils. Around the box, I added a string of pearls and Gesso. I also added touches of gold Rub and Buff to all the new hardware and some of the embossing paste textures.
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Fluttering Close Up
Here is a close up of the sweet Fluttering from Lili of the Valley.
 Butterfly close up
I stamped a couple of extra butterflies, colored them and cut them out. After using my stylus to shape the wings I glued them on to the image to pop them off the page a bit.
OK! So, what’s in the box, right? 
It’s a fairy garden kit.  Yep!  A Fairy Garden in a Box kit!  In case you’re wondering what the heck that is, I’ve included photos of my own fairy gardens. I wonder if Fluttering might be very happy in one of my fairy gardens.
I think it would be a sweet housewarming gift or a welcome to the neighborhood gift along with a few small plants to get started.  Inside the box, there is a fairy sign,  fairy sized bicycle, a bench,  a very small birdhouse, a very tiny bunny in a leaf and ..a fairy, all individually wrapped in cellophane bags.
Fairy Garden Kit
Fairy Gaden Kit close up
So, …what’s a fairy garden? I’ll share a few of mine with you.
 Hanging Fairy Garden with Water Feature
A hanging basket Fairy Garden complete with miniature plants
and a small “lake” with a bunny floating by in a leaf and a fairy tending to the garden.
Small Fairy Garden #1
Small Fairy Garden #2
Two more fairy gardens in baskets on the fence.
18 Inch Saucer
In an 18 inch saucer dish, sitting on the table between to chairs.  If you look closely,  you might be able to see the tiny ladybug sitting next to the fairy on the arm of the chair and a sign that says, believe in magic.
Flirty Fairies in a Fountain
This one is in a non working fountain on my patio.
I think these two fairies are flirting with each other.
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And another hanging basket with a vintage travel trailer, bicycle and a tire swing and Adirondack chair. There is even a gnome sneaking in to play in the fairy garden.

A door to who knows where.


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And the very last one is just two mushrooms in the moss growing in a teacup.
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Lastly, I thought I would include a photo of one of my teacup birdfeeders too.
I found this easy to follow tutorial at CapsCreations
Hopefully, you are still with me! I know there was a bunch to read and I got a little chatty!!  LOL!! If I didn’t cover something or you have any questions, please just ask. I would love to hear from you.
I want to say a HUGE welcome to Anne and Lili of the Valley for having me!! I adored every single second playing with and creating these projects with these gorgeous, fabulous products!! I know there will be a lot more LOTV projects in my future!!
Supplies used:
Paper – Lili of the Valley – Timeless Victorian

16 comments:

  1. HOLY COW!!! This is beyond words. Totally awesome. Love, love, love all the itty-bitty details and elements.

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  2. This project is beyond amazing its so wonderful .The box is out of this world and those garden fairy baskets are so unique just fabulous. You are so clever a very very talented lady. I have enjoyed your LOTV posts I hope they give you a permanent design post some time soon love and happy crafting hugs Carole x

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  3. Oh how beautiful your box is! loved looking at your work, and the garden baskets are just delightful! the teacup birdfeeder is a wonderful idea, love, Mel. xxx

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  4. Just had to pop over via LOTV to say your box is fab and your fairy gardens are absolutely adorable! Love your teacup feeder too, what a great idea :)

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  5. Love your box and those fairy gardens are adorable! I knew you had one but didnt know you had that many! Over to LOTV now, gotta leave ya some love there too!

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  6. THUD *CRASH* BOOM!!! Sorry!! That was me falling out of my chair and breaking a few things on the way!! Sheri, this is unbelievable gorgeous!! Whoever gets this better cherish it for forever!!!! Absolutely amazing work (as always) Love all the fabulous details! The colors are spectacular, the gold rub is perfect! Can't wait for you to hopefully make a tut on the embossing paste! And Your coloring and details on the top..sheer perfection!! You consistently amaze me with your talent!! I also had to drink in all the wonderful fairy gardens! How FUN!!! Hopefully one of these days I might get to see them all in person. big hugs and lots of love!

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  7. Where did I got the idea "You loving fairies" ;) These are just stunning !!!!

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  8. OMGGGGGGGGGGGG GASP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get outta town! Wow wow wow Sheri!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is A-MA-ZING! I thought I had seen it all .. but NOPE! This is just .. I have no words! lol! I don't even know where to start! Well, your project for LOTV is just INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS beyond words! How very very clever of you and then to include a kit in there .. and then show us your own fairy garden .. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG again! ahahahahh! I am totally floored Sheri! I think I need to go back and take this all in once again! hehe!!!!! I love love LOOOOOOOOOVE it!

    Hope you had a great weekend! ;) Hope the pups were all good! lol!!!

    Big Hugs,
    Elise

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  9. Sheri, your project is just gorgeous, words can't describe your talents, you are totally amazing! And to have such a wonderful opportunity to work with the LOTV team must have been a dream!
    Your miniature FAIRY GARDENS are to die for, again how ingenious of you. I am going to forward your blog to my daughter who is an avid gardener - your little Fairy gardens will intrigue her! We both love Fairies and believe in MAGIC.. Thank you for being you and sharing your many talents with us mere mortals LOL

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  10. Sheri, you LOTV cards have been so pretty, and I hope they have you back in the future. The Fairy gardens are amazing! They took me back to my childhood - fairies lived at the bottom of our garden ;-) in fact, that's how my Mum stopped me using a dummy (pacifier), when I was little and about to scream for my dummy, she told me the fairies had taken it because I was a 'big girl now and didn't need it' and apparently I just smiled and never asked for the dummy again - if only she'd tried the fairies line a bit more often she might have gotten me to do things with less hassle LOL The fairy gardens are so beautiful, a joy to look at! and even your bird seed in the cup is artistic, the colours are so pretty!

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  11. What a fantastic Blog posting!!!!!!!!!!!!! First the beautiful creation and then all of the fun photos!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy

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  12. LOVE your fairy gardens, and so does Hayes!!! and your project is amazing, although he wasn't overly interested in that part ;) I thought it was gorgeous though <3 xo

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  13. Your box is fabulous Sheri. Love how you have grunged it and the image is adorable with so many gorgeous embellishments. A stunning piece of work.
    I just love your fairy gardens. So beautiful and magical.
    Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  14. WOW!! Love your fairy gardens! SO CUTE!!

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  15. Oh my Gaaaaawd! I need a fairy garden!! And your project? Beautiful! X

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