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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Let Your Creativity Soar with Anything But a Card Challenges No. 26 - Fairy Tales or Fairy Theme

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Hello! Happy Sunday everyone! I'm so excited to share the new Anything But a Card Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge 26 is "Fairy Tales or Fairy Theme" - let your imagination soar with this theme... you could create something based on any fairy tale, or fairies, room for lots of possibilities! Let your imagination soar!

I am all about green-crafting! To create proper home for my fairy, I have taken a cigar box lid and some other bits and baubles to transform it into a shadow box straight from Fairyland! I've included a little how-to below on how I've created my "Fairy Frozen Charlotte", too.

**JUST FOR FUN** Here's an idea starter... if you want to channel your own inner Fairy... there is even a Fairy Name Generator. CLICK HERE to generate your very own Fairy, complete with a backstory. Next week I will share a project using one of these generated Fairy names. Just remember create anything except a card... and to have FUN!!!

There's two weeks to play along and link up via inlinkz froggy. Anything But a Card Challenges is a bi-weekly challenge and today, begins a new challenge. Our wonderful Design Team showcases their Challenge 26 "Fairy Tales or Fairy Themed" inspired projects today. Please click here to head on over to ABAC and see the wonderful projects shared by the design team AND submissions by all of you.

REMEMBER this challenge blog is ANYTHING and EVERYTHING... except for Cards. ATC's aren't greeting please link up your ATC's, too!!!

This project began with a little goodie that was included from an Etsy team-member I purchased some holiday soap molds from. She included this sweet fairy bar of molded goat's milk soap. I have been saving this for a special Amazing Mold Putty adventure... that has evolved into a whole fairyland altered shadowbox project.

I mixed up a good amount of Amazing Mold Putty to cover the front and all sides of the soap. It's about the size of a trading card and the square part of the soap below the relief is about 1/2" thick. I made the mold around the bar and I can use it for just the relief of the fairy - or as more of a sculptural piece.

A little note about the results... as it turns out goat's milk soap is very soft and delicate {but smells lovely}. It wasn't harmed by the mold putty - but the heat of the curing process of the mold putty sort of melted the soap into the edges of it. I had to put it in the freezer for about an hour {because this particular mold is so thick} to help accelerate cooling and release from mold putty. I had to pull a little to get it started, but it worked! My bar of soap has a slight tint of yellow now, but it was a success!

Then I filled the relief part of the mold with Creative Paperclay® and let completely dry. I also put this into the freezer for about 15 minutes so that I could get it out of the mold to dry. When dry I used a water brush to add some muted tones with my Distress Markers and then rubbed the edges and high points with metallic pearlescent dew drop ink pads.

My little fairy frozen charlotte is born!

The lovely detail of my Fairy Frozen Charlotte is painted, worn and weathered.

The Gnome is a vintage collage image from and is nestled amongst money shred for grass; layered on top of some patterned and handmade paper scraps, with some chipboard flower stickers and flourishes, paper florals and silk flower leaves I found in the parking lot outside the craftstore. All tied off at the top with a beautiful bow of luscious May Arts Ribbon.

For more projects, ideas and techniques using Amazing Crafting Products, jump over to the Amazing Mold Putty Blog. Go run and get those fairy wings on and let your creativity soar!

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope to see you tomorrow for a sneak peek from  a new project I've created with Amazing Crafting Products. :) Sb


  1. Such a gorgeous fairy mould Susan and I love what you did with it. And a great collage too - it all looks fabulous Jennie x

  2. You might know this is just my cup of tea! Love that paper clay fairy and how you have coloured her and the harlequin background is fabulous. I also adore that gnome. Love it!

  3. Ohh this is sooo pretty and the fairy and that cute little gnome!

  4. Oh Susan this is AWESOME!
    LOVE the combination of colours,the dimension your box enables you to have and the wonderful Fairy Mold!
    He is sweet little gnome too!
    Love it!


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