Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial

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Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial and Flower of the Month Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Wonderful Wednesday I have a whimsical Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial to share with you.  We’ll also be learning how to make Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies and an “outside the box” version of Lush Lilac Blooms.  It’s our final June Fairy Month Project, and time for our Flower of the Month Tutorial, so this post is packed with crafty inspiration!

Altered Embroidery Hoop with a Sweet Snail Shaker Frame

Meet Poppy the Fairy and her trusty steed Percy the Snail.  They live in a woodland glen tucked inside an altered embroidery hoop.  It’s a snug little dwelling filled with the fragrance of fallen leaves, fresh flowers, and mushrooms.  Yes, this was a very fun project to create, and I hope you will enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Here’s a closer look at Percy the Snail.  The camera didn’t pick it up, but his lovely shell sparkles with glitter glass.  Isn’t he handsome?

Both the embroidery hoop and the wood frame have been altered with Cracked Pistachio and Speckled Egg Distress Paint, Stamperia Glamour Gel and a touch of Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.

Poppy’s Mushroom house has tiny button stairs that lead up to her sunny parlor.  Mushrooms (also known as peppercorns) and wood shavings dot the floor of her woodland dwelling. It would be fun to pop into this scene, wouldn’t it?

Poppies, Daisies and Green Lilacs

I selected 3 different Heartfelt Creations florals to embellish our altered embroidery hoop.  The poppies were made some time ago, waiting for just the right project to come along.  But I made the daisies and green lilacs up especially for this project.  I’ll show you how I made them in the video tutorial below.

Butterfly Ribbon Hanger

The altered hoop is easy to display, thanks to a ribbon and crocheted lace hanger.  Top this off with a big wooden button and a gorgeous Reneabouquets butterfly.  Then add a dangle charm and a pretty bow to finish the job.

Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to drop in and visit Poppy and Percy to see how their woodland home was created, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial:

Farewell to Fairy Month

This is our final Fairy Month Tutorial.  I’ve enjoyed this series more than I can say.  You see, when I was a girl, I went through a phase where I read every fairy tale I could get my hands on.  Do you remember the Fairy Tale Books that went by color names?  The Red Fairy Book, Purple Fairy Book, Blue Fairy book, etc?  Well, I read them all over and over again.  Did you?

Doing this series got me to thinking that a theme for each month might be a fun idea.  So next month will be Christmas in July, and all of our projects will feature Christmas papers and designs.  I think August will be beach month followed by Sunflower month in September.

If you have an idea or a request for a monthly theme please share it with me in the comment section below.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Ciao Bella Enchanted Land has become a little bit hard to find, so I linked to product in my video tutorial.  When the tagged product pops up, simply click on the tag and it should take you to the item.  This is something new that I’ve just started doing, so let me know if it works for you.  Thanks!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for joining me, friends!




7 thoughts on “Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial

  1. Priscilla Hughs

    Fascinated how the ribbon really makes the piece! It’s beautiful, and what gal doesn’t like fairies…grew up reading about them, such fun…Great video too!

  2. Helen

    The blooms are skillfully created and oh so lifelike Kathy. They are also compatable with the fairy. Cracked pistachio and speckled egg look so good together and with the gold to finish the frame the combination makes for a gorgeous setting, another hint into the book of Kathy indeed. You have inspired me to use those colours for a monthly atc I share with an arty friend.
    Poppies are very significant down under as they are always part of our remembrance day ceremonies. I love them and my late motherinlaw had a garden full of them in many colours. Your poppies glow just like the real ones.
    Super project and any theme is fine by me, I enjoy all your videos.

  3. Anne Wiese

    I love fairies too! This is delightful! My favorite theme is steampunk. I think you have done a few steampunk cards. I would love to see a month devoted to steampunk. Stamperia and G45 have beautiful steampunk papers. Thanks for all your great ideas!

  4. Gena

    Wow, Kathy! I almost have no words. This creation is so different and absolutely stunning! I just love the snail and the darling poppy fairy. How fantastic this would be hanging on a wall anywhere! What a beautiful idea! Thank you for sharing. Hugs!‍♀️

  5. Elizabeth Mahoney

    Hi Kathy- first time writer, long time reader/listener. I’m a huge fan of this month’s projects. I found the papers right after you first showed them and am super happy to have done so. Thanks for highlighting these.

    I’d love to see one of the fall themed papers with acorns, gnomes, and mushrooms in October.

    I agree that the Andrew Lang Colored Fairy books are delightful. He was a 19th century collector of fairy tales from England, Wales, and Scotland and should be compared to Germany’s Brothers Grimm for saving these folk and fairy tales for future generations!


  6. Joni E

    Your handmade flowers are beautiful as they always are. Love the use of the embroidery hoop! Looking forward to see the projects you have planned for the up coming months. Thank you for sharing.


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