What a fun challenge from Cathy today - Lovely Wreaths! After spending too much time trying to make a presentable woven ribbon wreath, I turned to my stamps and determined that finally I was going to produce something with All Season Wreath that was worth turning into a card. This was the third attempt, if not the fourth.
I drew a circle in pencil and marked it into sixths with my compass and then used the SAMJ to stamp the twig stamp to form my wreath. I added red Liquid Pearls for the berries, and some Stickles. Then when it was dry I sponged a bit around the edges and wondered where to go next....
Decided to make it a frame for the bird, so I stamped the bird in the centre, coloured the bird and sponged more heavily with the green and added blue in the centre, and white gel pen accents. It's layered on distressed brown Bazzill, decorated with Vintage Corners and put on a cream Bazzill Bling base. I think this will be my Christmas card for a bird-loving aunt who was widowed earlier this year.
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 GMT Views: 1413
Registered: December 15, 2006 Location: my heart remains in France Posts: 21940
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:09 AM
Wow, this is magnificent!! I love the weathered brown border and all the sponging!! Gorgeous Bazzill textures! Lovely colouring and liquid pearl accents!!
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Well...the third or the fourth times a charm! This is oh so lovely. I like the depth of color on it. The wreath turned out beautiful. They are kind of hard to get to be circle unless the whole stamp is a wreath and you did a lovely job. Never thought of dividing it up as you did. The corners add so much to it. The bird in the center is a great design element.
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 13891
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 5:33 AM
Oh my this is wonderful! I even showed it to my husband! :-) I really love the sponging and framing you've created around the wreath. The bird focal point was an inspired choice for sure! This goes into my favourites right now!
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 48105
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 6:11 AM
Oh WOW, how pretty Sabrina!!! I love the way you sponged around the edges and added those gorgeous corners!! I like too the way the blue is behind your bird. The berries and the snow are very nice touches. Glad you hung in there to produce this beauty!! I'm sure your aunt will love it. :>)
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39808
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 6:51 AM
Wow Sabrina, words can't describe just how beautiful this is! LOVE your birdie and how you colored it. It just glows. Your wreath is top notch wonderful, as is the dotted bg. Your frame is just perfect. WOW WOW WOW! TFS :0)
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