Friday 4 November 2011

Another card and a wreath!!

I have had fun making another card for the texture challenge over at the Lily Pad blog, The flower is made by cutting out the back petals with my Big Shot and the Flower Layers die, I then ran it through my herringbone embossing folder and coloured. The center is just made using the rolling method and some orange patterned PP.

Just another angle to show the flower more closely.

I was lucky enough to win a place on Latrices' online "Handmade Holidays" course and one of the projects is a "Holiday Wreath"  Now the only twig rings I could find were really expensive so I decided to make my own.
I went for a lovely walk over the common and cut some bendy twigs which I then wove into a ring and secured with a little wire and some gardeners twine.

I then added some fabric poinsettias, berries, fir cones and cinnamon sticks, winding wires in to secure and then adding a drop of glue with my glue gun.

I am really pleased with the end result and at a fraction of the cost of a shop wreath!!

Looking forward to a relaxing weekend, hope you have a great one too.


Lisa said...

I LOVE the fact that you actually went out and got your own twigs and formed them into your wreath! So fantastic! That really makes it special if it's going to be a gift :) It turned out beautifully, Sally!

Deirdre said...

Oh wow Sally this wreath is just stunning. Love it.

Dawn T said...

Pretty card but that wreath is totally stunning Sally. How clever to make your own base

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sally

This wreath is totally totally gorgeous - and how clever that you created the wreath yourself too!!

I've decorated a wreath (shop bought one though!) which is white I'm debating whether to take it to my craft stall on Saturday or to keep it myself! Either way I'll probably do a post of it at some point!

Take care Sally - off to comment on some of your other lovely creations I've just seen.