I love me a pretty door especially if it has a unique wreath on it. One of my customers has the coolest door ever. In fact, I took a photo of it and he used it on his wedding invitations. How cool is that!....my card...
Stopped by Ace Hardware in between pools today and bought me some wire. I wrapped it around a pencil, slid it off, flatten the circles then shaped it into a circle to use are a wreath. It looked really cool.
When I got home, I made a larger one and embellished it. I punched circles out of a gelli print I had put on a telephone bk page then glued them to the wire. Once I was satisfied with the circles I put on more glue then sprinkled with fine glitter.
Went outside and picked a few leaves from the tree. I saw a You Tube where a lady put Mod Podge on the front and back of the leaves and they stay shiny for a long time. So I Mod Podged my leaves, let them dry then put them on my wreath. Set aside.
Cut out some cardboard for my door, gessoed it, then put ink pad to it so it would look distressed. Drew on the little squares for an interesting design. Set aside.
On my kraft card, I scored lines to look like a house, then again put ink pad right to it so it added the color.
Made a doorknob by gluing several circles together putting a gelli print one on top.
Put the wreath on the door with a brad. Glued on the doorknob then put the door on the house/card. Splattered white paint with a toothbrush to make it look like snow.
Well I sure had some fun today. Hope you have fun reading what I did. hehe Have a great evening all. TFL :0)
Hi Sis!....post your card!!!!
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013 GMT Views: 925
Registered: August 7, 2007 Location: North Carolina Posts: 28160
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 2:44 PM
OMgoodness Cathy you are just so clever!!! I LOVE your wire wreath and the leaves was sheer genius! Love the glitter! Love the door you created and the house it's on! I think that pretty much says I love your card!!!
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:23 PM
Okay, you win for most creative! Your wreath is so cool! You have this grunge/ mod feel and for sure excellent use of mixed media!!! I love that you used real leaves!!! Thanks for the tip about the Mod Podge too! Fantastic wreath card Cathy!!!
ps I don't care for real snow, but I really like yours on your card!!!
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 65279
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:26 PM
It sure does sound like you had a BIG FUN DAY creating(with a little shopping too). : ) Fabulous door and the wreath...well, just astounding with the wire swirls. You find inspiration everywhere, Cathy. Thanks about the tip for Mod Podge/leaves(altho' most of ours are gone now).
Registered: November 7, 2006 Location: Willamette Valley Oregon Posts: 23622
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:44 PM
LOOOOOVE this one!!!!! And wow it looks like candied citrus on that wreath. What a wonderful story about photographing the dudes door. This creation has your unique style all over it and nary a critter anywhere!
You are an ARTist of the highest order, Mut
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 26453
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 4:22 PM
I had the same impression that Susan did about the candied fruits..your wreath looks really sweet and sugary and so wonderfully unique! Love the door and those Mod Podged leaves..I'll have to remember that for next year..alas the leaves are gone here...
Registered: May 31, 2009 Location: East Tennessee enjoying the mountain views Posts: 32207
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 5:32 PM
fun card Cathy.... At first site of your thumbnail, I thought your wreath was made of orange and lemon slices, kinda like the jelly type candy rings... It gave me a craving for some... Your wreath still remind me of them.... awesome gelli print and love the glitter...love your distressed door too.... Your cards always make me :)