Saturday, 22 November 2008

the holly and the stickles




this is one of the little projects I wanted started and finished I used the cricut christmas cheer cartridge and cut two different sizes of holly and berries and then creased the holly . Then decided to add stickles to random edges of the leaves,this was done when I should have been asleep so these layed at my bedside overnight to dry. Then I just threw everything in a box and leaves were layered up at random on to the circle I had covered,starting from the outer edge working in, I used silicone glue to give it a 3D dimension,but you could achieve this using different sizes of foam pads or depth of glue. Then the berries got a covering of candy cane red stickles and again these were just applied at random and the ribbon finished it off

TIP: punch your hole for hanging before you start layering up I did it with the cropadile and used an eylet and ran the chiffon ribbon through for hanging so much easier than doing it afterwards!!!


I`m still wondering if to give this a coat of modge podge or other sealer..... Well I have finished another little thing I was giving a test run

and must say it worked so simple and fast that I just went with the flow and happy how this one turned out also, will show later and well thats 2 down and how many to go!! trouble is the faster I clear the more I think to try....... I have not been to good last few days some Virus going about decided to hit me,but today I feel a little better

Well we are promised some of the white stuff this weekend and when I was out tonight with my DS ,we saw some of the white stuff they promised, it is so chilly and tomorrow I have no plans at going out at all

have a good weekend............












9 comments:

Vicki said...

Love your holly wreath! Don't you just love Stickles? This would make a great picture frame too! Can't wait to see your other project. I'm so glad you are feeling better!

Heather Robinson said...

I am flabbergasted at the amount of detail in tis wreath. It is beautiful. Lots of texture, colour and layers. Bravo!

Fink said...

Sorry I have not been by! I love love love the wreath! It looks like it took so much work! Did it? It is so pretty!

Maricel Fabi said...

This is adorable!

Country Liv . . . said...

Hi Rose! Oh girl, you do fabulous work! what patience you have to glue all those leaves down. Be sure and pack this away very carefully so you can display it on the holidays for the rest of your life-it's beautiful.
Happy weekend to you too! Thanks for being my friend.
Love,
Liv

Vicki C said...

Oh this is fantastic Rose! Wow.. the detail is amazing! Very cool!

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Beth said...

Rose, your attention to detail, & lots of it, just leaves me in awe! Vicki's right, it would make a great frame!

Stampin' Meg said...

What a fabulous project!