Tuesday, 4 November 2008
A Christmas Wreath
After doing the altered curtain rings last week I thought I would like to try doing one that looked like a christmas wreath. My biggest problem was how to do the greenery, I have a holly die but the leave would be too big, I thought I would have to do lots of tiny die cut leaves instead.
This morning I was doing my daily browse on my favorite blogs when I saw Dan had posted a template for holly leaves and a wreath..BINGO problem solved.
I saved the file, printed a page off at 50%. I used some silk printing paper that I got from C&C earlier this year. To colour the the leaves in I used a combination of ink pads, adirondack lettuce and versamagic dew drop in Ocean Depth, I blended the 2 together with a foam pad and 2 my suprise it looked ok.
I then cut out the leaves (while watching the crime and investigation channel).
I wrapped a curtain ring in gold organze ribbon and stick on the leaves using silcone glue (after shpaing them a little). When they dried I stuck on some small red dots for berries and then stuck tiny red gems on them, I finished the wreath with ribbon and some stickles to add a little sparkle.
So thanks goes once again to the marvellously talented Dan and of course Linda E whose blog gave me the inspiration to use the curtain rings.