Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2012 Artisan Design Team Projects for September - Part 1

Smiley from millan.netI was sooo thrilled when our monthly Artisan "box of goodies" arrived from Stampin' Up and it was chock full of wonderful things for fall. For anyone who has read my blog for a while you KNOW how much I love this time of year ... the colors, the smells, the FOOD (I am a soup junkie!), and the holidays (Halloween is my FAVE ... and Thanksgiving is pretty awesome as well!). So coming up with ideas was both challenging and fun ...


Which brings me to this wreath ... in theory this was gonna be a lot less time-consuming (as are so many of the projects I start!). By the time I got done with it yesterday (the day I had PLANNED to post it!!), there was no good light left outside so that I could take some decent photos, so I had to wait for the sun to come sufficiently UP this morning so I could share this with ya!!

This wreath is mounted on one of those wire frame wreath forms that you can get at your favorite big-box-crafty-type store. (To be honest, I was happily surprised that it was just less than $3!). The bigger cones in the back "row" are made from 4" squares (with the bottom tips wrapped around the wire from back to front), and the smaller cones are 3" squares wrapped around the other wire from front to back. Actually, those wire frame wreath forms have FOUR "rings" ... you attach the cones to the two innermost rings. I attached the ribbon for hanging to the outermost ring and the apples and buttons are attached to the innermost ring. Make-a sense??

Although very time consuming, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out (and, I suspect, I will quit getting teased by my friends for still having my heart wreath from February hanging on my front door ... hey!! I LIKE my heart wreath!!)

Tune in tomorrow to see what else I created this month with my box of goodies!!

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved
Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder, Naturals Designer Buttons, Cannery Framelits, Wheat Stalks, Wire Frame Wreath Form
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16 comments:

Vicki Garrett said...

Gorgeous! You are one talented lady!

Hugs to you!

Vicki

Liz Shultz said...

Your wreath is breath-takingly beautiful Wendy! I am in awe!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Wow Wendy! Just wow!!!!!!

Sarah Sagert said...

Wendy! This is beautiful!! I love the added touch of wheat. I too love fall and this wreath is perfect ;)

Cheryl said...

I think you have out done yourself! ok...for a few days until you come up with some other amazing thing to make.

Looks great

~Erica~ said...

This is so AWESOME!!!!! And, the wheat just takes it over the top! You are so creative!! Love it Wendy, Great job! :-)
PS- I adore what you've done with the logo!! Guess I need to fancy mine up too....Hmmmm...;-)

Krista said...

Pretty amazing...your hard work paid off and resulting in a stunning project!!!

Christyne - Stampin' UP!® Demonstrator said...

Oh WOW! Wendy! This is just GORGEOUS!!! Well done!

Kards by Kadie said...

Hi Wendy! I have never wanted to make a wreath for my front door until I saw your post today....I'M SERIOUSLY IN! What a gorgeous wreath you have created and can't wait to give this one a try. Many THANKS for your inspiration and your AMAZING and FUN blog to visit.

xrciznuts said...

Well, you did it again! YOU are the most talented! Well done!
Kim Smith

Pam said...

Wow that's nothing short of AMAZING!!
I cannot imagine the time you put into this....soooo cute.....but.....
huh? Could you write in non-Artisan-ese???? I expected some changes in you after being named an "Artisan" but I didn't think you'd change your whole language,,,,who knew?!?

Becca said...

OK- that is adorable. I would be interested to know what adhesive you used to keep the cones intact! I have used SNAIL in the past and it eventually came apart. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Carriveau said...

Fabulous wreath that needs to stay on your door for a good long while...well, get your Holiday wreath up for awhile....! You did a marvelous job!!!

Karen Andrews said...

Very cute! Love your designs!

vdoyle8 said...

Gorgeous! Love the little apples and the buttons - you have a talent for using the perfect finishing touches!!

scrappingnana said...

This beautiful. Love the colors and design. TFS