Well, 2012 ended without much of a bang. The Christmas party for my family never happened. Mom got out of the hospital and returned to the nursing home Christmas eve. She was still far to weak for a family party so at first we just postponed it until a later date, now I think that it is time to move on. I was able to spend Christmas eve with mom at the home. Together we finished a wooden Santa that we had started earlier.
Instead of painting the details we decided to use white fleece for the trim, black ribbon for his belt with a gold foil buckle. We used yarn for his beard. We used google eyes with lashes and a brad painted red like a cherry for his nose.
I finished a page for my Fairy Book. I shared the Fairy Book with you earlier. This is the last page of the book. Not the last page. I still plan on finishing the back side of the other pages eventually. I just love making fairies.
Of course it is a Christmas fairy. I have wanted to make this page from the first time that I ever saw it in a book of fairies by my favorite fairy artist Cicely Mary Barker. I started this page by using Modge Podge to adhere a copy of evergreen scrapbook paper that I had re-sized to the right scale. While I waited for it to dry I made the four ornaments using glitter paper and a circle punch. I added pieces of paper lace and gold fabric trim. After they were dry I used Glossy Accents on top of them. I sat them aside to dry. I hand cut the Christmas lights from card stock and applied a thick coat of matching glitter. When they were dry I put Glossy Accents on them and sat them aside to dry. I re-sized the fairy and printed two of them. I carefully cut them out using only the dress from one. I used a gold gel pen around the outside edges. The dress was made from lace that was trimmed and gathered and glued over the paper dress. Then it was painted with glitter glue. Then I wrapped gold cord around the waist and over the shoulders and tied it. Then it was time to start assembling my fairy page. I first glued the gold ruffled trim around the outside edge. I covered the not so attractive center with a white with gold cord. Then I placed the Christmas lights where I wanted them and glued them in place. I connected them using confetti Puffy Paint for their cord. After the paint was dry I glued the white with gold cord garland in place. Now I glued the fairy wings in place. They started out as a white glittered butterfly. While the glue was drying I punched out white glitter and silver glitter snowflakes. I layered them and then placed a Swaroski crystal in the center of each. Now I glued the fairy onto her wings and glued the ornaments and snowflakes in place. This has got to be one of my favorite fairy book pages. I am really happy with the way it turned out. I really love it.