Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My Muse

The Frilly and Funkie Challenge this week is Follow your Muse. The only problem is my creative muse has been a bit absent lately. It has been a struggle to get into the groove of creating. Challenges, swaps, and my wonderful artsy friends have slowly gotten me back into my little studio. I was inspired this week by a Button Fairy swap on the All Things Tim Yahoo Group. I had never heard of Button Fairies before and so I did a quick Internet search. Come to find out they are very popular and so very cute. I was instantly feeling creative.

I used an image from the Graphic Fairy for my fairy. I added some color to the roses in her hair with my Barn Door Distress Ink and a water brush.

The fairy is holding a magic wand made out of a memo pin. I simply wrapped the base of the pin with ribbon, used Glossy Accents and glitter to fill in the circle, and added 2 crinoline Tattered Floral flowers died with Barn Door Distress Stain.

The base of the wings are cut out of Grunge Paper using the Fanciful Flight Die. I used the Shattered Stain Technique from Tim Holtz to add texture and color to them. The top of the wings are cut out of Wendi Vecchi's Modeling film. I love how you can mold the film. I added Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter and inked them with Pitch Black and Gold Alcohol Ink. I really like how they sparkle.

The buttons all started out as plain old clear buttons. I used various colors of blue Alcohol ink to stain them.

Thank you for stopping by and thank you to The Frilly and Funkie Blog and the All Things Tim Group for giving me some inspiration this week. I hope my little Button Fairy gives you some inspiration.


  1. Wow, Stacy!! Your attention to all the little details always leaves me in awe. Your fairies are so cute! So glad you're getting back into your creative groove!

  2. Stacy these are wonderful!! I believe I will have to google these and try some! Love them!
    Karen B - AFTCM

  3. what a great idea to change the colors of the buttons!! Love these little fairies, they are very cute and very Tim with the wings


  4. I too hadn't heard of button fairies. They are so cute and would be addictive if started. Don't know if I can resist making some. i need to take a break from beading...
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Just love these fairies. Thanks for sharing. Janice MOntreuil