Monday, 15 November 2010
I think I'm spoiling you today! Or should that be that I'm spoiling myself today?? Either way, here's post number 2. I've been doing this a little bit here and there over a few days and it's been a brilliant way to unwind :D
I was originally inspired by a project in the december issue of Craft Stamper which just fired my imagination. It bears very little resemblence to the one in CS, but that's what inspiration's all about in a way isn't it? The base circle has been cut from a pale lemon pearlescent card although I'm not too sure how well it shows in the photo (it might show better if you click on it to enlarge it) and it's made a very pretty backdrop for everything I've added to it. We have a lot going on just now, so to save some time I used the precoloured poinsettias and coloured 2 of the holly leaves digitally so that I could copy and paste as many as I wanted. The poinsettia sheet is available as both a standard digi stamp and a pre-coloured sheet and the holly wreath sheet is availble just as a standard digi stamp at the moment. (Edit: there is also a pre-coloured holly wreath sheet available now.) I wanted some lush looking gold among it all so I printed the 3D short petal flower onto the back of some gold mirri card and created the centres and lines with an embossing tool before cutting them out. I had a lovely time sitting in front of the TV cutting out all the pieces I needed. Both the 3D flowers and the poinsettias have two layers. The holly berries are my homemade 'card candy' from red mirri card. I also added some Marianne Designs flourishes and some homemade gold mirri 'card candy' too.
I'm really pleased with how this one has turned out and will probably make another when I get chance. The dimension on this project is really effective. Unfortunately the photo doesn't show it at it's best but at least you can get the gist.
I'm entering my wreath into these challenges: