Fairy Carousel-Creative Embellishments June 2020 Challenge

Hey, all! I got to feeling rather ambitious this month and decided that I wanted to make myself a Fairy Carousel using the carousel from the Carousel Ride SVG Kit by SVGCuts. The original carousel is a cupcake holder, but I didn’t need to hold cupcakes, I just needed a place for my Fairies from Creative Embellishments to go for a ride!

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With all the shine from the epoxy and embossing powder, I just had to add a string of lights! Check out the video below the Creative Embellishments Challenge image.


After I followed the assembly instructions on SVGCuts, I coated everything in epoxy (in stages!), attached my fairies, added the filigree, ran the lights, and added the flatbacks! Most of the time spent on this project was waiting for the epoxy to dry and the carousel assembly.

Here are some close-ups:

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I hope you enjoyed this project and thank you for joining me here in my corner!

The amount of 12×12 paper/cardstock I used for my carousel (I’m 99.9% sure I counted them all!)

5 patterned paper

3 pink cardstock

10 teal-ish cardstock

5 beige/ivory cardstock

1 8×8 gold cardstock

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock, Stamperia “Wonderland” 12×12 paper pack, Bazzill “Pinkini,” “Turquoise Mist,” “& “Robins Egg” cardstock, unknown brand cardstocks (some are very likely AC), Creative Embellishments “Mega Pack Fairies in Black Chipboard,” Ranger Embossing Powder “Gold” & “Enchanted Gold,” Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink Pad, Unbranded Filigree, Ranger Brayer, Silhouette Cameo 3, Nicapa Mat, Art Glitter Glue, Pro Marine Supplies Table Top Epoxy, Fishing Line, Light String, Unbranded Flat Back Beads

Fairy Mirror

A little decorative mirror I put together for the July 2019 Mixed Media Place Challenge.

For this project I was inspired by the colors found on the July, Mixed Media Place, mood board, most specifically the yellows, reds, and seafoam green. Especially since the green on the ReneaBouquets Fairy “Belle” was a fantastic match!

Below the mood board you’ll find a process video, some close up photos, and a product list.

Process Video:


And, because she happened to come along, Lucy (Great Dane) is helping to demonstrate how well the mirror works!


  • ReneaBouquets
  • Beautiful Board
  • Fairy Belle (Small)
  • Mulberry Paper Roses
    • Yellow & White Curly Roses
  • Double Sided Print, Premium Paper Butterflies
    • Salted Caramel
  • Dusty Attic
    • Chipboard Flourish (I don’t know which one)
  • 49 & Market
    • Blossom Blends
    • Aloe
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Wax Cire Cera
    • Firebird
  • Rust Effect Paste
    • Cream
    • Moss
    • Cool Grey
  • Flowers
    • A Victorian Christmas
    • Item #583507
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Paint
    • Ground Espresso
    • Black Soot
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • Daler Rowney
    • White Gesso
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Mirror (I bought it at Dollar Tree)
    • Cabochons

    You can, let go (a mixed media tag)

    You can, let go
    Process Video:
    ReneaBouqeut Beautiful Board filled with ReneaBouquet micro glass beads.

    Beautiful handmade roses by ReneaBouquets!

    JudiKins Diamond Glaze works great for this because is thin and dries fast!
    I’ve had these unbranded glass beads for a while, and they have almost made it to a few previous projects, but today I finally got to use them and not just put them back away! (They are a little bigger than the micro beads from ReneaBouquets)


    • ReneaBouquets
    • Glass Microbeads
    • Champagne
    • Gold
    • Teal
    • Purple
  • Beautiful Board
    • Small Lacy The Moon Fairy (gifted to me by Mary Jane in the May RB swap!)
    • Beautiful Bits
    • Star
  • Mulberry Paper Roses
    • Mini Chocolate Covered Caramel
  • Creative Embellishments
    • Flourish 15
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Opal Magic Acrylic Paint
    • Rose-Gold
  • Wax Cire Cera
    • Electric Violet
  • Sentiments Stickers
  • Julie Nutting
    • Tag Pad
  • Prima Flowers
    • Prima Handmade
    • Candy Gems Melon (Item #549381)
    • Item #634483
  • Watercolors
    • Tropical
    • Ranger
      • Tim Holtz
      • Distress Oxide
      • Peacock Feathers
    • Distress Spray Stain
      • Wilted Violet
    • Distress Paint
      • Wilted Violet
    • Mini Blending Tool
    • Perfect Pearls
      • Blue Patina
      • Heirloom Gold
    • Tonic
      • Tim Holtz 
      • Paper Distresser
    • Jacquard
      • Lumiere
      • Halo Violet Gold
    • PearlEx
      • Reflex Violet
      • Misty Lavender
    • DMC Embroidery Floss
      • Precious Metal Effects
      • E3821
    • JudiKins
      • Diamond Glaze
    • Liquitex
      • Matte Super Heavy Gel
    • Unknown/Unbranded
      • Clear Glass Beads
      • “Stone Path” Die
      • Gold Sewing Machine Thread

      Water Fairy

      I love water lily’s, I think they are so beautiful floating out on a pond, so I was, of course, immediately drawn to, and inspired by, the water lily in the Mixed Media Place’s May Mood Board
      I just couldn’t help myself! I have a pond on my property, but I have yet to get the water lily’s I want for it, so I decided to make one! (I think the husband worries they will interfere with fishing too much!)
      The May Mood Board for Mixed Media Place’s May Challenge.

      Process Video:

      The flower is from the Silhouette Design Store, but I found the artist’s assembly instructions here: JMRush: Water Lily Votive Candle (Flameless) Assembly


      Texture Pebbles sprayed with Dylusion’s and RenaBouquet’s Glass Beads! (The glue wasn’t all the way dry!)

      The tea light is turned on in this photo, but it’s also the middle of the day in a well lit room!

      A closer look at ReneaBouquet’s beautiful dragonfly!


      • ReneaBouquets
      • Glass Beautiful Beads
      • Pink
    • Dragonfly
      • Teal Jewelry Premium Paper
    • Silhouette
      • Cameo 3
      • Autoblade
      • Premium Blade
      • Design Store
      • Design “3D Water Lily” (#135617)
      • Design “Water Lily Votive Candle (Flameless)” (#136055)
    • Ranger
      • Tim Holtz
      • Distress Crackle Paint
      • Clear Rock Candy
    • Dylusions
      • Shimmer Spray
      • Polished Jade
    • Prima
      • Finnabair
      • Wax Cire Cera
      • Mint Sparkle
      • Sweet Rose
    • Bazzill
      • Turquoise Mist
      • Robin’s Egg
    • Brea Reese
      • Texture Pebbles
    • Fairy Garden Figurines
      • Fairy Crossing
    • JudiKins
      • Diamond Glaze
    • Art Glitter Adhesive
    • Unknown/Unbranded
      • Pink Cardstock
      • Tealight
    • Other
      • Fairy Best Wishes (Etsy Store)
      • Fairy Figurine
    • Pink (“Avon”) Shopping Bag!
    • Dream (Altered Artist Palette)

      “Dream” – Altered Artists Palette – May Creative Embellishments Mood Board Challenge!

      I had always wanted to do an altered palette, and when it showed up in the May Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie I was overjoyed!! And, it just so happened that the paints included with the kit word perfectly with the Creative Embellishments Challenge this month!

      The mood board for the Creative Embellishments May Challenge!

      I rubbed some Prima/Finnabair Metallique Waxes on the fairies from Creative Embellishments.
      I found “Dream” at my local Dollar Tree, and it was mirrored. First I sprayed it with some Krylon Original Primer, then I added the Pink-o do Mayo and Halo Pink Gold paint (drying between colors!!) and soaked them in water so the colors could pool together however they wanted!
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      • [From the] Tres Jolie May 2019 Mixed Media Kit
      • Studio 71
      • Traditional Wooden Palette Set
    • Prima
      • Archival Cast
      • Flora
    • Texture Paste
      • White Sand
    • Flowers
      • Sunrise Sunset Collection
      • Item # 565169
    • Jacquard
      • Lumiere
      • Halo Violet Gold
      • Halo Blue Gold
      • Halo Pink Gold
    • Creative Embellishments
      • Mega Pack Fairies In Black Chipboard
    • Shimmerz Paints
      • Pink-o de Mayo
      • Anchors Away
      • Butter Cream
    • American Crafts
      • Vicki Boutin
      • CreativeFX
      • Iridescent Glaze
    • Prima
      • Finnabair
      • Stars & Moons Mould
      • Heavy Body Gel
      • Wax Cire Cera
      • Firebird
      • Sweet Rose
      • Old Demin
    • Unknown
      • “Dream” (I kinda threw the package away, but I found it at Dollar Tree.)

      Imagine (4"x12" Canvas)

      “Imagine” created for the Mixed Media Place April (2019) Challenge!

      I LOVED the colors of the mood board this month, and I’m not even the biggest fan of pinks! Besides the colors, the mushroom put me in a fantasy mindset, when for me equals fairies!!

      I don’t have a lot of rhyme or reason with this canvas, and originally I had hoped to recreate the mushroom…somehow…but as it so often happens, the project took on a life of it’s own! The pink tree is actually a photo I took, ran through Photoshop, printed on regular paper, and transferred! It didn’t transfer quite how I had planned, so I had to get “creative” with the Shimmerz paste! 😂

      The fairy was black chipboard, but I used some white gesso before painting it with the Pink-Blue Opal Magic and adding a T-H-I-N coat of the Peacock Metallique Wax!


      • ReneaBouquets
      • Glass Beautiful Beads – Teal
      • Mulberry Paper 
      • Leaves
      • Dark Pink Roses & Leaves
    • Creative Embellishments
      • Mega Pack Fairies In Black
    • Shimmerz
      • Dazzlerz
      • Foiled Again
    • Studio 71
      • 4 in x 12 in Canvas
    • Prima
      • Sunrise Sunset Collection
      • Item # 565190 (Silver Flowers)
    • Finnabair
      • Heavy Body Gel
      • Metallique Wax
      • Peacock
    • Metallique Paint
      • White Pearl
    • Opal Magic Paint
      • Aqua-Rose
      • Pink-Blue
    • Ranger
      • Big Emboss It
      • Embossing Powder
      • White
    • Ruby Rock It
      • Fynmark
      • Wood Veneers
    • JudiKins
      • Diamond Glaze

      Flight of Fancy Canvas

      My 8×10 canvas for the March More Than Words Main Challenge! Fantasy + Wings

      This month the main challenge over on the More Than Words Blog was to be inspired by “Fantasy & Wings.” For me, fantasy always makes me think of fairies. If it’s fantasy, there’s going to be some kind of fae involved! This month I also had pastes on my mind, and I happen to have a nice set of Finnabair’s Fantasy Rust Effect Paste…which goes with the fact that I also love using purple, teal (turquoise), and blue together…especially with fantasy!

      I may not have had a fairy that I could get to “fit” on this canvas, and I have a few different chipboard fairies, I did have a handy-dandy fairy door from Creative Embellishments! I also happened to have the Astral Pink Butterflies from ReneaBouquets, and the color on them is

      just beautiful…and perfect for my piece!

      More Than Words Main Challenge – March 2019

      I love the cells that the paint pour created along this edge!
      Baked Texture – Patina Oxide on the door & Ancient Amber on the leafy frame!
      I love, love, LOVE these butterflies … I think I may need to make a stockpile!

      **For the record – no, everything wasn’t dry yet, I was running out of month!!**


      • ReneaBouquets
      • Astrial Pink Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies
      • Teal Shard Glitter Glass
      • Gold Glitter Glass
    • Creative Embellishments
      • Fairy Door (Set 1)
      • Leafy Vine Frame
    • Prima
      • Finnabair
      • 3D Gloss Gel
      • Rust Effect Paste
      • Purple
      • Turquoise
      • Powder Blue
    • Emerald Creek
      • Seth Apter Baked Texture
      • Ancient Amber
      • Patina Oxide
    • Ranger
      • Emboss It Dabber
    • Simply
      • Acrylic Paint
      • Mixing White
    • Master’s Touch
      • Acrylic Paint
      • Gold
    • Dina Wakley
      • Acrylic Paint
      • Eggplant
      • Peacock
    • Cell Creator
    • Liquitex Pouring Medium
    • Unknown/Unbranded
      • 8×10 Canvas
      • Texture Pebbles
      • Feather Moulds
      • Cheesecloth

      Fairly Purple Shadow Box!

      I received the January Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie and was just in love with the shadow box! (Yes, part of the kit! Kim puts EXCELLENT kits together!! Tres Jolie has a monthly scrapbooking, mixed media, and card, tags, & more kit. No, I’m not reimbursed in any way to promote the kits, I’m a regular customer who happens to love the kits!)

      Anyhow…the kit also came with purple paint & purple flowers…(and other items)…
      Then I saw the January Mood Board Challenge at Mixed Media Place and I thought to myself, “Huh, that works!”

      Mixed Media Place January 2019 Mood Board

      After I primed the shadow box (Kilz spray primer because I didn’t want to use a paintbrush on chicken wire!) I put on a coat of DecoArt “Lavender” Acrylic Paint. After that was dry I applied a thin coat of Prima’s “Frozen Berries.” The chicken wire was sprayed with Ayeeda Mist “Patina Bronze”by 13 @rts. The doily is a Creative Embellishments doily that I used black gesso on then painted with Prima’s “Rustic Brown.”

      After all that it was just a matter of playing with placement until I thought it “looked right.” (All the products I used are listed at the bottom of this post.)

      All lit up!

       Here are some close ups:

      This darling little fairy, “Tessie B Darling,” can be found over at ReneaBouquets.com, as well as the butterflies and the (light) purple flowers.

      [From the] Tres Jolie Mixed Media Kit (January 2019)
      -DecoArt “Lavender” Acrylic Paint
      -Creative Embellishments “Doily”
      -Prima Flowers (Most of the White flowers)
      -Darice Flowers (Dark Purple)
      -Shadow Box

      -Printed Beautiful Board Fairy – “Tessie B Darling”
      -“Salted Caramel” Premium Paper Glitter Glass, Tiny Treasures Premium Paper Glitter Glass, and Magical Miniatures Double Side Printed Butterflies
      -Purple & White Roses & Leaves Mulberry Flowers
      -Mulberry Paper Leaves

      Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint
      -Rustic Brown
      -Frozen Berries

      Prima Heavy Bodied Gel

      Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze

      13 @rts
      -Ayeeda Mist: Patina Bronze

      Liquitex Black Gesso
      Kilz Spray Primer … because I didn’t want to try use a paintbrush on chicken wire! LOL
      Cinnamon Sticks (“generic” – from the grocery store)
      Unbranded light string

      Midnight Fae!

      Midnight Fae! Created for the ReneaBouquet’s Fall In Love With Fairies October Swap!

      Over on the ReneaBouquet Facebook page, DT Member, Donna, posted the ReneaBouquet’s Fall In Love With Fairies October Swap! This is the tag I did for that swap to send to my swap partner!

      I had a lot of frustrated fun putting this together! There were quite a few things that were a learning experiance! Sometimes I think my swap partners end up becoming guinea pigs for my experiments!

      This tag is a #12 tag, but I cut it out of some corrugated cardboard from an old box. I like to reuse/recycle/repurpose when I can, so all those products I order get their boxes saved to be turned into craft projects or to be used to ship swap items out!

      My first order of busines was to coat the tag with some black acrylic paint so the Prima Opal Magic Waxes would show the best, plus, I was making a “nighttime” themed tag!

      A close up of bottome corner that has the Beautiful Board Fairy Kisses, Plum Glass Microbeads, and Silver Glass Microbeads, all found at ReneaBouquet. The fairy was coated in Wilted Violet & Seedless Preserves Distress Oxides, the “mulberry type” roses were sprayed with a couple of different sprays, Heidi Swapp’s “Tinsel” Color Shine, & some Tim Holtz “Hickory Smoke” watered down and mixed with some “Pewter” Perfect Pearls!
      A closer look at the Beautiful Board Moon Fairy from ReneaBouqet with more Silver Glass Microbeads to accent! The moon was coated in a lot of different products until I got what I wanted! Some of those porducts no longer show up, but I guess they helped add to the texture. However, the final coat was Prima’s “Old Silver” Metallique Wax.

      In both of the above photos, and the three below, you can see where I added some Black Shard Glitter Glass from ReneaBouquet! The texture paste used with Tim Holtz’s Honeycomb stencil is “Foiled Again,” by Shimmerz. (At the time of this writing, the Shimmerz website was not loading for me, sorry I couldn’t add links directly to the products.)

       Product List:

    • Shimmerz Paints
      • Paint: Coal
      • Dazzlerz: Foiled Again
    • Tim Holtz 
      • Distress Oxides: Wilted Violet & Seedless Preserves
      • Distress Spray Stain: Hickory Smoke
      • Honeycomb Stencil
    • Ranger
      • Texture Paste
      • Black Archival Ink
      • Perfect Pearls: Pewter
      • Mini Mister 
      • Glossy Accents
    • Wendi Vecci
      • Watering Can Embossing Powder
    • Prima
      • 3D Gloss Gel
      • Wood Embellishments: “Leaves & Mushrooms”
      • Decadent Pies Watercolor Set
      • Opal Magic Wax: Royal Robes & Turquoise Satin
      • Metallique Wax: Old Silver & Brushed Iron
    • Carta Bella “Lattice” Stencil
    • Echo Park “Mini Leaves” Stencil
    • Heidi Swapp Color Shine: Tinsel
    • Silver wire
    • Black Acrylic Paint
    • “Mulberry” roses
    • We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile
    • WOW Embossing Powder: Cloud 9
    • Even though they don’t exactly stand out, the “flat” flowers are composed of:
      • Penny Black: tiger-lilly
      • Designs By Ryn – “Flowers”
      • Tim Holtz “Flower Garden”