Friday, 22 May 2020

A summer fairy bauble for STAMPlorations

Hello I am here today to share my very first project using the awesome brand new CRAFTplorations shapes for sale now over at the STAMPlorations web site here. The lovely Shery posted me over a selection of shapes to play with and boy did I have fun.

The weather this week in South East England has been just perfect...this is my tiny outdoor space where my studio is and I am inspired by Mother Nature every time I walk outside.
You can see my sweet studio calling to me.
and here are some of my recent flowers I planted up in my pots.
For the first time my edelweiss has bloomed. 
My hanging baskets are starting to bloom too. This is one of my begonia flowers.
So I sat down at my desk in my studio with the lovely shapes Shery sent me and had a play at how they might even fit together.

I was drawn first to the sweet fairy as I love fairies and I love moons. There are different thicknesses and materials to choose from, do take a look at the website. Mine is the 3" high, 3mm thickness MDF and you get 9 in a pack in this material. Isn't she gorgeous? Shery cuts everything herself on site using her laser cutter. 

I rested her down on top of
 the #1 Christmas bauble
as I had just finished a  "Zoom" online crafting session with my 6 year old granddaughter  Daisy. We  made a Christmas card online together on the hottest day of the year! (yes she is her Nanna's Christmas loving granddaughter indeed!) 
My version is the 1.5mm wide MDF and you get 12 pieces in a pack. 

This gave me the idea that the 2 would work together perfectly as a non Christmas hanging bauble. I could then send it as a gift to my little  Daisy, who I have not seen now for over 2 months.
 I decided to make a magical starry sky for her.
First I painted the whole of the bauble with my Smurf  PaperArtsy Fresco paint. There is no need for Gesso or an undercoat at all with these paints. They also dry almost instantly. 

 I decided that to be magical my stars needed to be pink so I used Bubble Gum Fresco paint through my Oh my stars ARTplorations stencil

I painted the whole fairy with Vanilla Fresco
and then added some details. Her dress and shoes are Bubble Gum paint again.
I stamped a lovely sentiment from Fond expressions 2 using black Archival ink
and then added details to her wings, hair and moon using gold Kuretake watercolour paint. 
Once she was dry I stuck her to her starry sky using Decou-page glue. 
I finished off with some polka dot ribbon so that Daisy can hang her up.

I held her up in my garden for fun
and then realized that right next to my studio was the perfect baby Christmas tree from 2019 who will be coming indoors again to hold my vintage tree ornaments and chocolates this December. 

So this just shows that baubles are not just for Christmas are they?

There are lots of lovely shapes that Shery sells which will fit onto the baubles. They will make such sweet inexpensive gifts to post.

Before I close I have some exciting news that Shery has kindly offered to sponsor a giveaway. If you would like to win your very own fairy and bauble blanks plus the fab Oh my stars stencil here's how;

1.  Just leave me a little comment here on this post and
2. Pop over to the main STAMPlorations blog here and leave a 2nd comment.
 The giveaway will close on 8th June and Shery will select one lucky randomly chosen winner who has left a comment on both blog posts. The winner will be announced over on the main STAMPlorations blog on 10th June.  Good luck to everyone!

And finally if you use my unique code  STAMPGIRLJANE at checkout anytime on the STAMPlorations website here you can always get an extra 20% off including any promotions which are running at that time! Shery ships very reasonably internationally too and has so many fab products on line, stamps, stencils, shapes, dies, check it out.

Thanks so much for popping over here and I hope you enjoyed your sunny visit.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. A lovely post Jane and a very pretty bauble for Daisy. I like how you used the bauble and fairy together and the star design in the background. You are so lucky to be able to craft together and even in the lockdown! I bet she loves her little gift from Grandma.The birthday card I made for my granddaughter in Australia never ever got sad xx

  2. Daisy is going to love having that in her room! I hope you get to see the grandchildren soon. Our grandson is actually staying here for a few days as we are all well. Such a crazy time for all of us. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. As soon as I saw this, I knew it would be for Daisy, such a beautiful project, it's so pretty just as your garden is too xx

  4. Awe love your little fairy, what fun for Daisy being able to join in too!! The ballet slippers are very sweet as well!
    And Jane your edelweiss ... how absolutely wonderful!!
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x
    P.S. are we having C in May now as well as July. ;)

  5. Your little craft space looks great! I love your fairy. SO cute!

  6. This is darling! Beautiful painting! I LOVE the stars and fairy! Great little project!

  7. I just adore this! So very cute!!

  8. Oh Jane, how special to be able to craft with your granddaughter, albeit 'remotely'. Loving your sweet bauble, and the gorgeous colours you have chosen to use on it.
    Stay safe

  9. So sweet with the fairy and I like the pink stars.

  10. Fabulous photos!! And this is such a sweet and magical project. Just the thing for an imaginative young lady. I know your Daisy is going to love it!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  11. Beautiful creation and wonderful garden and desk in your studio:))


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