Monday, September 16, 2013

Digital Delights Hostess Monday

Good Morning!  Yep, I am hosting today for you at Digital Delights by Looby Lou.  I am so excited about this post because I love love love what I made to share with you today.  It took me an entire afternoon, but I am so pleased with the results.

I made an Autumn Wreath featuring Tiny the Turkey.

So here's the wreath up close.  I made every part of this wreath.  I began with cutting out a large circle from chipboard and then cutting out the center.  Then I covered it with green card stock.  While that was drying my Cuttlebug and I went to work cutting out leaves.  I used Spellbinder Foliage dies and moss, rust and brown card stock.  Then I inked up each one to add a bit of shading and richness.

You all remember when Cuttlebug first came out on the market and we were all excited about getting everything Cuttlebug we could get our hands on?  Yeah, well, I have some dies that I simply had to have but didn't know how to think dimensionally with them so they stayed in a box.  I know more now, so I pulled those out and went to work on creating Brown-eyed Susans.  (I know they're called Black-eyed Susans but that's so dumb, their centers are brown - not black!)  They are created from two types of flowers, ones with rounded petals and another with squared petals.  They're cute aren't they?!

Then I printed Tiny the Turkey (colored) on ivory card stock and then glued it to another piece of card stock.  I wanted him to be very sturdy.  Oh, before I did that, I did use the .png format of the sentiment so it can layer on the sign.  After the glue dried, I cut the image out and glued him onto the project.

All that was needed was some pretty ribbon and a bow.  And voila!  I have a sweet little Fall Wreath to hang on a door or a small wall.  I am pretty happy with this project.  I hope it inspires you to start decorating for this time of year.  This is the only way I get the colors of Fall - we don't see much color in Florida.

Have a great Monday.

2 Encouraging Thoughts:

Cynthia said...

This is lovely Melissa. You wreath is so warm and inviting. I love that ribbon. Those flowers are one of my favorites. I have that little turkey too, only the line drawing. He is precious. Wonderful project.

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely awesome! So much fun dimension & just WOW - every piece of it made by you. Love it!

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