Saturday, November 24, 2012

Seasonal Wreath

I haven't purchased very many new products lately; not because there were none I liked.  I liked plenty.  The thing is, I already have so much, including some stuff I've never even used.  However, once I saw Tim Holtz's snowflake rosette dies I just couldn't resist. And as soon as I opened the packages I knew exactly what I would do with them first.

I wanted to create a wreath that could stay up throughout the winter, one that did not scream Christmas (no offense to anyone, but I don't celebrate the holiday), and in a color palette in keeping with the season (but no red and green).

Here's what I came up with:



I used both the regular sized and mini snowflake rosette dies, cut from some white on white scrapbook paper, and then lightly glittered.  The small non rosette snowflakes are also from Tim; they are his movers and shapers minis, and they were cut from some of the blue paper in his Vintage Shabby paper stack.  I rubbed some Stardust stickles on those.  The white "ornaments" are really some fake pearls from a broken necklace.  They too have a light coating of stickles.  Everything was put together and attached with a glue gun.  Yep, I went old school on this, and really, the glue gun is the best way to assemble the rosettes and get them to stick (with no drying time) to the wreath base.  Speaking of which, it is just a 10" paper plate with the inside cut out.  It was wrapped with some white lace so any section not completely covered with the rosettes and other embellishments would look pretty.


 
 
I think my next project with these wonderful dies will be the 2012 version of the snowman I made last year with the original rosette dies.  Remember this guy?  I love him!  Can't wait to give him a playmate.
 







20 comments:

Dorothy said...

Awesome wreath Eileen!! And that snowman is so cool!

Nancy said...

Love the wreath!!! I'll be borrowing this!
Can't wait to see your new anowperson!

teri said...

How pretty!

Patzee said...

Grrrr! Now I know why I should have picked up that die. Your wreath is beautiful! I love the wintery colors! Great job!

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your soft colors really make an impact as well!

goodling4 said...

You really know how to stack them up and lay them out, Eileen! very creative and I love the winter blues and whites together for the wreath and the addition of the pearls and the stickles. Beautiful!
Gina

Bethan said...

so very pretty!

andrea stamps said...

very very pretty!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhhh I've been thinking about getting the new snowflake die, after seeing your wreath now its on my must list! Your such an enabler! LOL
hugs Lynn

Angie Hall Haviland said...

What FUN....great pieces, Eileen!! :)

Elena said...

I wasnt going to buy that onenut I giess I have to now! Thats beautiful EIleen!!

Vic said...

Fabulous wreath!

Barb said...

Beautiful! I''ve been trying to talk myself OUT of buying a Big Shot, and you''re not helping!

Lisa H said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and really everything about it, lol.

Lee Hynes said...

they are both amazing like you!

Wanda H said...

Love the wreath, Eileen!!! I have the die and have only made one lonely rosette so far - perfect for the Christmas tree.

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Pam Austin said...

A very lovely wreath and great use of the die. And yes I think your snowman needs a pal!

craftyM said...

Beautiful wreath, but the snowman has melted my heart!!
Marita

Marjie Kemper said...

Your wreath is gorgeous, but that snowman is melting my heart! Missed him last year... thanks for sharing again!