Friday, 30 November 2012

Holiday Wreath

Decided to try and make a wreath out of some paper and a fern punch. I first started by punching a circle and then punching another circle on the center to create your wreath 'base'. You can't tell there are different shades of green here but I did ink various shades of green onto the already green cardstock. I then started gluing (using a tacky glue) around the base and tucking in ferns here and there. I thought it needed something sparkly so I twisted a small piece of tinfoil to make the ribbon and then added red Liquid Pearls as some berries. I love my new window die from Spellbinders (and Shabby Shutters!) and played around with adding the wreath to the window and to the bottom of the window box. I still think its a little too plain but its my first attempt so at least its something I can work on!
Its a snowy day here so its a good day to play in the craft cave. Hmmm....I think I just inspired myself to create a wintery scene behind the wreath. Gotta go put the Keurig on!
Have a happy craftin' day! I know I will.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Fun with tags

Oh what fun I had with this tag. There are so many fun things packed into one tiny tag! Tim Holtz new mirror paper and frosted paper make an appearance as well as some Dyan Reaveley Dylusions spray. This tag gets you messy and I love it! I had to wear latex gloves or it would have looked like I just murdered a project instead of created one. This is an upcoming project during my many classes of the season at Shabby Shutters. Which class you ask? Well, you'll just have to wait and see!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Oh Christmas tree(s)....

A whole new world of trees for me! After meeting with the Shabby Shutters peeps we decided that instead of putting a fake tree up we were going to make our trees from paper products. My mind started wheeling around and this is what I whipped up for the first round of trees.

The products I used?

From left to right:
1. Coffee filters
2. Shabby Shutters paper bags (fringed around the tree)
3. Various shades of green paper and a flower punch
4. Dryer Sheets (Thanks for the inspiration Michelle!)
5. Shabby Shutters paper bags (twisted around the tree)

Still a fireplace and some stocking to be made out of paper...stay tuned for those creations!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Cards of the Season

Tim Holtz launched some more die-cuts...just what I need! I gobbled up this tattered poinsettia and went to work creating with it. Can I just say, 'I love it'! This particular poinsettia card will be a card class at Shabby Shutters in Antigonish. Isn't it awesome?