Thursday, July 23, 2015

OMG...What is that???....

It kept repeating, "I'm a pretty girl fairy, I'm a pretty girl fairy...."
NO, no you're not...you're slightly hideous in an oddly adorable kind of way and you have no place in this project after all, but we'll get back to that.  
THIS on the other hand IS a pretty girl fairy and I have captured her in this Dollar Store homemade cloche.  She's not real happy about that, but we're moving on....
It all started when Mixed Media Place ran this challenge of One Important Word.  
Just last week my daughter went shopping and as my family is trained to do, they throw nothing away before bringing me what might be a valuable resource in a recycled creation.  She handed me this tag and I loved it!  
Organic.  What a wonderful word. Of, relating to, or derived from living matter. Natural or earthy.  So it began....
I've got my handmade leaves made from white cardstock that I've colored up with copics and then stained and then clear powder embossed.
Here is my collection of goodies to begin.
I glued a lid to the top of the candlestick.  Wrapped a round piece of cork with a natural fiber cupcake wrapper and then adhered that to the top of lid.  this would be the base of my cloche.  

Fast forward a little bit. I've placed all my elements together for the "natural environment" setting, but I'm not liking that the base of my stand is clear like the cloche. I wanted that to look differently.
So, I coated it with Gesso, then painted it white, then crackled it, then aged it with Antique Photo DI.
After water coloring this little fairy with pencils, she was ready to be placed inside her little capsule for preservation.  She's already looking a bit torqued about the whole process.
And there you see my organic tag which represents her and her environment....all natural for 'observation.'
Backside view
Perfectly safe and secured is this pretty girl fairy inside of this handmade cloche (break the stem off of a plastic wine glass and tip it upside down).
It's back to the drawing board for me on sculpting pretty girl fairies. I should have known by the looks of the troll feet that I was on the wrong track.  Oh well.... now I have something ready for Halloween! 
Hugs and Happy Crafting and I hope you've found some sort of inspiration from this madness!
Lisa x 

25 comments:

Sarah said...

Fabulously weird Lisa!! :0)

Tammy said...

OMGoodness, absolutely fantastic and fabulous! Gorgeous creation! No one but you could come up with something so wonderful! P.S. Love the not so beautiful 'pretty girl fairy'!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love your fairy in the jar Lisa, i love her face and all the wonderful detail I think she was captured by that strange troll like creature and he has just told her he wants to marry her lol
Brilliant as always
Kevin xx

Tracy said...

You are amazing! You don't sleep do you? You are awake all night thinking these things up. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY makes projects like you. Imaginative, quirky, whimsical...you name it. Now as for the creepy guy..ummm the jury's still out on that one. LOL Hope all is well with you Twang. Hugs!

Chrissy said...

This is just wonderful Lisa..love all the elements and the little bird
down the bottom. What a brilliant project,and all from a simple tag..right down to the troll feet..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

I always get such a kick out of your posts Lisa, giggle giggle, laugh laugh! What a glorious project, full of nature and magic! Love the fairy and your upcycle idea is genius! Seriously loving this one!! hugs :)

ike said...

This is fabulous :-D What a work of art... I hope you are going to let her breathe now and then ???? :-D

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Anita Houston said...

So are you placing the troll next to her? LOL!!! You always make me smile! LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you altered the candlestick...awesome!!!

Pia S said...

Such a great inspirational post on recycling and transforming bits and pieces into a real treasure!!

Marie-Louise said...

Such a fantastic project Lisa.

Samra Leshinski said...

Your troll looks awesome and the freaked out girl is amazing!!! Love the up-cycling and the way you re-purposed stuff to create this amazing make!!! Lisa you are a genius!!!
Samra
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Meihsia Liu said...

Such a fun and fantastic creation, Lisa. Love your great inspiration! :)

nanou navarro said...

fun and fantastic project!

Lori said...

Oh, now this is fun and wonderful, too! I think the fairy girl is perfectly happy to be right there in that beautiful cloche you created. She couldn't possible live anywhere else! Have a wonderful week, Lisa!

Lisa S. said...

You are something else L2! Such a clever mind to create something like this, I love it!!!

Paper Profusion said...

Ha ha Lisa! Thanks for a brilliant post and making me laugh - your brilliance is awesome! Nicola x

Karon said...

See, there you go again, something plain to something amazing! Love love all the elements and that fairy well! LOL! Have a fabulous weekend my friend! Hugs.

butterfly said...

Oh, oh, oh... Firstly apologies that I'm constantly on catch up these days - but oh what a delight to catch up when I find this post! Your captured fairy certainly doesn't look too happy, but I'm sure she'll soon settle down in her lovely new prison/home! Wonderful organic setting - those leaves are stunning too.

And your little pixie gremlin is to die for... do hope we'll get to see more close-ups soon. So much character and fun - love, love, love.
Alison xx

Sandy said...

It is about time I found Lisa again - wonderful Sugar - now if you would please let me out of this glass thing I can get on with my life!
Sandy xx

Mitra Pratt said...

OMG, I had spotted this on my phone when we went camping and I wanted to come back for a bigger look on the pc! I am dying....Love the "fairy" you started with.....remind me to text you tomorrow a photo of my creation...my peeps here are scared of it..will make you feel better...I love the organic creation! I'm so happy your peeps there are so well behaved to save things like that for you....it's very important to have a good source of stuff!!!

Pascale B. said...

I love all the textures and bits you've put it to create that! Not sure if I prefer the little troll or the pretty fairy as they're both so cute! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

Janka said...

Wow! Love it! Your project is so original and amazing. Thanks for joining us at the Mixed Media Place!

Riikka Kovasin said...

What an unique, original and amazing project! Thank you for joining in the fun at Mixed Media Place this month!

Jeanne J said...

OMG! You would do Brian Froud so proud (have you ever seen his fairy books?) Laughed out loud when I saw that face. One of his books has fairies pressed between the pages and they look very similar! Laughing here! Tickled pink! There is something very magical about you Lisa Minckler.. something very magical indeed.

Margaret said...

First of all, I must say how much I have missed seeing all of this kind of masterful creativity!! Only you could cage a pretty fairy between a plastic wine glass and a metal lid on a candlestick, and make it an amazing piece of art! The organic tag was a fantastic topping too. I'm actually loving the adorable little trolly thing too!