Monday, 7 September 2015

Christmas Wreath

Hi everyone

Something a little different for me today!  No card, but a wreath I made last night. This was to distract from the fact that today my baby has grown up and gone off to primary school  It's his first day today and I'm sat here worrying about him... sob sob!

Here it is:

I die cut a large circle and used a smaller circle die to make a ring.  Using an old fosters beer box (it was hard work drinking the contents just to get the box!!) and some white card, I die cut the words 'Merry Christmas' using a x-cut letter set.  I then stuck the two card shapes together and painted them and the ring with gesso.  The letters were then stuck onto the ring as a base.

I then used Antique linen and frayed burlap distress inks on the ring and letters.  The Reindeer were painted and distressed the same.  Then using a bo bunny stamp with music notes I randomly stamped this across the whole thing, finally finishing the cardboard ring with cosmic shimmer glitter glue.

The greenery is die cut from a  Tim Holtz set, coloured with distress inks and stuck around with some fibres.  The poinsettias are a sweet dixie stamp set stamped onto a papermania snowflake paper using versamark.  Then heat embossed using gold glitter 'wow' embossing powder and hand cut out.

All of the die cuts were shaped and added, along with some moss and the reindeer's.  The pine cones are a die that you layer up, I did this and used Gesso to distress the edges. All finished with a bit more glitter and some gold berries!

I took me around 3 hours to make, but I love it!

I'd like to enter this into:
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with twist (Patterned paper, die cut, wet embossing, flowers, twine)
That craft place - Mixed media
We love 2 create - Anything goes mixed media
Brown Sugar - recycle something (the beer box!)
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas challenge - anything goes
Crafty time challenges - anything but a card

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  1. Hi Rachael, this is a fab project. I'm very proud of you making such a wonderful piece. I hope your little man has made it through his first day, though I think it's more traumatic for the the mums than the children. My girls are back in tomorrow for their first day. keep up the mixed media I hope to see a canvas on here very soon. Sue x

  2. Wow very organised getting ahead with Christmas. Your wreath is lovely and I love the reindeer nestled in the foliage and the poinsettias are gorgeous. This would make a lovely gift. Thanks so much for joining in with the We Love to Create Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Utterly exquisite! Gorgeous colours and composition. I love the mix of textures too. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place. Crafty hugs, Erin xx

  4. Hi
    great card
    thanks for joining us at CHCC2
    hugs Lisbeth

  5. This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Time Challenges!


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