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Spring Fairy Crystal Ball

Hi guys!
Today I have for you a pretty little Spring Crystal Ball. 
Don't we all need a crystal ball sometimes?
Well, here is yours.
In keeping with all things "Greenery", the Pantone color of the year
This project is dripping with beautiful hues of green.
Here is a sneak peak...
Here are just some of the goodies I will use to complete this fairy themed crystal ball.
 You can see below the beautiful green and purple fairy
I have fussy cut to be the center of my crystal ball.
Leaving a "tail" ensures that you can insert the image into the globe and have a means to manipulate the image.
 These pretty pink flowers were dusted with a bit of green ink and glittery shimmer mist.
 The white Petaloo DIY flowers were also inked in green and given a shimmer mist.
These items will be attached with hot glue and
in come cases Tacky Glue.
Overhead close up of pink and green dyed paper flowers.
 Close up of Petaloo DIY Green dyed flowers
and layers of ribbons and fibers...
 She looks like she is blooming right up from the crystal below.
Beautiful from the front...
And, back...
I hope you enjoyed this fun little Spring Crystal Ball. 
I know just who I am giving this sweet garden Fairy too.
Mother's Day is coming...
Wink Wink 
Please check back daily to see the creative ways the Altered Pages Design Team incorporates "Greenery" into our art for you!
Thanks for spending some time with me today,


Supply list...
Fairies 128 collage
Ciseaux Broder Antique scissors
Ciseaux Broder Eiffel scissors
Shimmer Spritz
Maya Road Mist - green\
Just Leaves 10 pack
Petaloo Dyeable Flowers
Seam Binding - Dyeable Ribbon
Assorted ribbon & lace packs
Aleens Specialty Glues
Clear Acrylic Globe
Glass candle stick

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