Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Scary Fairy Garden

Hello lovelies! Halloween is in my top 2 for favorite holidays and it seems I have started my own tradition of creating interesting Halloween decor. I wanted to showcase some very special embossing powders and art supplies while creating this Scary Fairy Garden. Today I am a guest for Emerald Creek Dares. So excited and honored! Kim and her entire team are fantabulous and so sweet!
Now I have a new hobby with flowers and planting em. I am still learning but I wanted to merge my two hobbies to see what would happen. This started off as just a plain old small garden thing. An ivy plant and another plant. Some rocks were thrown in, a mini white pumpkin, and moss with faux spider webbing. But I wanted more! Bwahaha! 

The spider webbing got me to thinking about Halloween and thus began my Scary Fairy Garden journey. I grabbed some fancy fence chipboard pieces and cut some parts off then double embossed all the pieces with Burnt Copper Leaves EP and then sprinkled some  Charred Gold and Hammered Metal EP randomly on the pieces. Once everything was heated I stuck the chippies into the dirt. The cage was embossed with the same powders but I didn't heat emboss, I just used some Tombow glue to add the powder to make the cage look textured and dirty. 
The Bat Charm and Rose Charm that are on top of the cage were heat embossed with Burnt Copper and Charred gold then adhered to the cage with a glue gun. See what a bit of embossing powders can do to a metal charm! Loves it. :)

 The mice that are hidden throughout the garden are colored with the Ground Espresso distress marker. It makes the mice look wet and stinky. 
The pebble path that lead the fairy to her doom is covered in her fairy dust and Hammered Metal embossing powder. It makes the path look more ominous. This powder was sprinkled on the small white pumpkin as well. Then I painted "Beware" in silver acrylic paint. 
You can see the heat embossing on the fence and the pumpkin better in the picture below. SIDE NOTE-I didn't use the Grim Reaper in the finished design. 
Little spiders and other creatures are lurking throughout the garden so BEWARE or you may end up in the cage. 
The skeleton fairy was one from a dollar store that is on a string with multiple skeletons. I used some hot water to bend the arms and legs into the sitting position you see. Once the appendages were the shape I wanted I plunged the skeleton into some cold water. And that is how you can shape your plastic skeletons. I used a butterfly stamp to make the wings and built a wire frame to shape the wings those were painted with Silks and then added to the fairy skeleton. (Don't mind that random skeleton arm in the pic below, some skeletons were harmed in the making of this design)
The skeleton was painted white and then added to the cage. I did add some small pearl beads for the fairy eyes. 
The scary tree that is near the gate lights up and the light blinks but I couldn't get a good picture. Can you see the small red light in the mouth of the tree?
Here is an over head shot of the Scary Fairy Garden
Does the skeleton look like she is freaked out? I think she does. 
Another overhead shot, let's call it an aerial view.
Thanks for touring the Scary Fairy Garden with me! Hopefully your creative juices are flowing and you can join the fun! Hugz and Carpe Diem! ~Nikij
I would enjoy sharing this design with these amazing challenges: 





I was inspired by the pumpkins, the metal, the graveyard and the tombstone



37 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!

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  2. What a great combination of different utensils!
    Impressive.
    Greetings from Germany

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  3. How gorgeously imaginative and magical, my friend! Love this to bits!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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  4. Oh my good gosh, this is spectacular, Niki!! Wow!! I am totally blown away!! It's spooky and magical and creative and enchanting and amazing and fantabulous all in one!! I love, love the details!! You combined plants and crafting perfectly for one stunning Halloween decoration!! That spooky tree that lights up - so flippin' fun!! Your scary fairy garden is stunning!! I love, love it my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Words cannot say enough, about how awesome this is. You blew my mind with all the uses for the embossing powders. Splendid job!

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  6. Punkin, this is such a fun and creative Halloween project! I love how you've combined your new love of gardening with your crafting! Genius idea to make a haunted fairy garden! I love the embossed fence and gate and how you altered the little cage. So creepy! A big round of applause for a super well done Halloween decoration! Your Halloween clock is decking my creepy Halloween halls! Big Halloween-y hugs!

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  7. I think you showcased those EPs very well with your Scary Fairy Garden, they make the 'cage' look fantastic - I love the skeleton (and the way you re-shaped the limbs too), the white pumpkin looks amazing and so does the fence - in fact I just love the whole piece - the light up tree is just the perfect finishing touch!!! Clever! Hugs, Anne xx

    PS, thanks so much for joining in our 'Make it Spooky' challenge at A Vintage Journey. xx

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  8. Fantastisch gemacht dein kleiner Gruselgarten, total klasse Idee. gefällt mir sehr.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  9. Fantastic garden, thanks for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

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  10. Love everything about this scary fairy garden! And I think it's great that you can combine two hobbies! Awesome how you showed how to use the embossing powders in different ways! Amazing amazing project Niki!! :)

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  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our October challenge at More Mixed Media – hope to see you again soon x

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  12. wow, absolutely awesome project with all the detailing you have added..Thank you for sharing with us at More Mixed Media Challenge...Hugs Lozzy x

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  13. Oh My! This is spookily fantastic! So many fabulous details! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  14. Spooktacular Niki! Love the wings on your skeleton and all the wonderfully creepy creations you added to your scary fairy garden. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares and happy Halloween! Deb xo

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  15. Spooktacular, such a lot of gorgeous creepy details, my fav is the old tree! Fantastic!

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  16. How cool is this..I love it,so much attention to detail it really is a fabulous creation...Thank you so much for sharing in our challenge this month at Rhedds Creative Spirit..x

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  17. this is so amazing wow! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments :)

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  18. Wonderful project. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

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  19. HA! Doc, this is just fantastic!! A scary fairy garden, you are awesome! Love it all, love the rock path and the pumpkin, love the eroded fence and the skeleton with the wings in her cage, really love the itty bitty wet mice and the bat charm. Just so much to see and so many wonderful details to admire! You have created a one of a kind garden, that's for sure, and I kind of wish I was teeny tiny so I could take a walk through it and touch everything!! tee hee. Super congrats on your guest spot dear, you deserve it, and thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with your amazing Vintage Halloween project! You are amazing my friend :)

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  20. A spooky and magical stunner, that's what it is, Niki! Oh my, it's brathtaking! What a fantastic combination of natural elements and Halloween details! I am keep zooming your photos and I am amazed by your super creative mind! A huge round applause for this glorious piece, my friend! Congratulations on your GDT spot at Emerald Creek Dares! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  21. love the way you combined both hobbies....your Scary Fairy Garden is exquisite with amazing techniques and details

    Great to have you join in with our Make it Spooky challenge at A Vintage Journey Challenge blog

    Best wishes
    Annie x

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  22. Absolutely Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenges blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne - DT member

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  23. Wow, it's so cool! What a beautiful creation. Thanks for joining Creative Embellishement challenge.

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  24. This is just fabulous! LOVE it. so well designed. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  25. A fabulous project Niki, love all the spooky details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

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  26. How creative! Loved visiting your garden! Thanks for joining the Creative Embellishments challenge.

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  27. Your Halloween garden is Spook-tacular! Love the wings on the skeleton! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie A Very Vintage Halloween Challenge!

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  28. This is insane! I LOVE it! Your attention to detail is incredible! Thanks for joining us for the "A Very Vintage Halloween" challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.

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  29. ce projet est incroyablement magnifique , à bientot nate

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  30. Ooooh, spooky, scary and downright fabulous. Love your little garden and all the fantastic details. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  31. Loving your creepy garden Niki! The little animals and altered Halloween elements are perfect. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and A Vintage Journey xx

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  32. Stunning piece and absolutely wonderful attention to detail. I love this. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey. Tracy x

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  33. What a fabulous piece of Halloween assemblage - this is such fun, Niki - I love it! Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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  34. Yippee! Punkin'! You did great with this and so great to see your hard work recognized at Frilly and Funkie!

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  35. This is fabulous huni, you is such a clever artist! Your art/work is fabulous in of itself and you have no idea quite how inspiring that is. Thank you so much for the lovely comments sweetie, I am doing a little better this weekend and finally I felt like playing with my supplies, it's been a while, as everything was prepared before. I know it's good to get my mojo kick started and now I can paint without crying too lol! Thank you my sweet friend xx

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