Happy Wednesday and welcome back to my blog Today is a brand new release with Heartfelt Creations and it is such an adorable release. It is FAIRIES! Yes you read that right FAIRIES.
The images are adorable and the house was perfect for my inspiration for my first project with this collection. I think i spent over 40 hours on this and the best part - it has lights!
Originally i was going to have a moss bottom, but the moss i found was way too dark and really took away from the detail, so i decided to mount this on a 5x7 canvas and run the fairy lights underneath with a mount in the bottom. It was the perfect width for the canvas and hid well. I am going to add more detail images for you to browse at. With the holidays i didnt get time to do a video for you before I sent it to Heartfelt, I really wanted this project to be showcased at CHA.
I cut the house on cardstock and determined how wide the side walls should be to fit the canvas and i thought 2.5 inches would be good. I then had to determine the width for the roof and did the same, 2.5 inches. I spent alot of time painting/inking each brick on the house. I wanted it to look as real as possible.
I used a scallop border punch and punched oh gosh alot of border strips, cut them down to size to fit my roof. The walls are done by using a Creative Embellishments brick stencil and texture paste, i then brushed over lightly with chalk ink and detailed with glimmer mist. brick by brick.
the walk way, i designed by using art stones and i coloured with distress ink refills by dropping a few drops in a plastic bag and adding art stones. placing them on paper towel to dry and, voila, my walk way.
Back of my Fairy House
I wrapped the fence all the way around and stamped double so you can see the fence on the inside of the project too. I then cut the small grass image and wrapped it all the way around the entire canvas and adhered at the base of the canvas
The "Hmoe Sweet Home Sign i attached with my glue gun and am so thrilled at how this turned out. So cute right, this image was taken with the lights on and the home sweet home sign says it all.
Please feel free to ask me questions on how i put this together, i would love to hear your comments too. Although this took an insane amount of time to put together, i love how it turned out and the lights really do make it look fabulous.
Wildwood Fairy House with Lights
HCDP1 274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
HCD1 7125 Wildwood Florals Die
HCD1 7126 Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die
HCD1 7127 Wildwood Cottage Die
HCD1 7128 Wildwood Cottage Accents Die
HCPC 3769 Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp
HCPC 3770 Wildwood Cottage Carlings Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3771 Wildwood Cottage Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3772 Cottage Accents Cling Stamp Set
1259723 Art Institute (Dries Clear)
HCST1-401- Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
Other Materials: Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Weathered Wood Distress Ink; 5x7 thin canvas. Fairy lights, 3 AA batteries; Brick Template Creative Embellishments, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Ice Queen Prills; copper brads. Art Stones; Vellum; Scallop Border Punch; Water brush; clear gesso; texture paste, Hot Glue Gun and glue refills; Tahiti chalk ink; Kraft cardstock; white cardstock.
Instructions: Stamp and cut out all your images. Two fairies; cut one fairy out twice but second one on vellum, and fussy cut the wings. Also cut the wheel barrow; water fountain, flower pots. Then stamp and cut 30 fence ( we need to double cut these so we can attach to back of the fence so it looks same as front) I attached each end of the fence with brads for detail. The front door also has brads for handle and hinge detail. Stamp and cut the door and windows; stamp and cut the gate; the grass border about 12 times to wrap around the base of the canvas. Cut and stamp the 9 set of flowers from the floral set about 8 times as well as other accents you wish to use. Colour all of these and set aside.
For the house. I die cut the house twice ( front and back) then cut two pieces for sides ( approx: 2.5” x 4”) and then two fro roof ( approx 2x4) this will depend on size of your house you wish to create. Be sure to score top and bottom and sides approx .25”) I backed all these pieces with kraft cardstock so the house didn’t look so transparent when the lights were on. I used the Creative Embellishments brick stencil with texture paste. I brushed cardstock lightly with clear gesso, let dry, then added the stencil and texture paste, i set aside to dry. Adhere battery back for lights to bottom of canvas and punch a hole in canvas to run the lights through.
For Canvas: Cover canvas with 5x7 paper. When house is dry, lightly go over brick with weathered wood distress ink. Attach sides to front and back by folding on score lines. Do same with roof. Punch out 12 1” scallop borders and cut in 4” pieces, ink with vintage photo and weathered wood distress ink and mist with water, allow edges to curl up for roof detail. Cut extra florals for house detail. Colour stones with ink for walkway. Attach all this to 5x7 canvas with hot glue gun to ensure stability. Detail flowers and fairies with glitter. Assemble your fairy house and turn the lights and enjoy!