***If you are looking for my Festive Friday's card, please scroll down***
welcome to another day of challenges over at Love to Crop. Amy sure has kept me busy the last couple of weeks. I was asked, just yesterday, if I could come up with a Fall project...oh boy. I, of course, couldn't say no because I had been thinking about this project for a while now anyway, but I worked until early this morning on this...and I am tired...but I do love how it turned out.
Okie-dokie -- This time around, Amy is challenging you to pull out those FALL COLORS and create whatever your heart desires!! She recently saw this yummy CAKE at her local Giant Eagle grocery store... It sure put HER in the mood to use FALL colors:
Your project doesn't have to be a fall project or a CAKE (but it can be if you like), you just have to incorporate fall colors into your project!! Feel free to make a card, layout, or other art project!! This week, she has FOUR talented friends to provide some inspiration for the challenge!! Make sure you pop over to her blog and check out the inspirations. When leaving a comment, be sure to mention that you're stopping over from Love To Crop! so that she can pick another lucky winner for a little something-something!! :) She gives out some super cute paper packets...I know, I've won one before...
So onto my creation:
I started with a chipboard circle cutout with my
E-Craft and wrapped it with raffia and lots of hot glue.
I created the hanger with the raffia also
I really like the look
Most of you know that I am a Penny Duncan
stalker...I just love her flower cuts and you can
find this Hibiscus cut here. She also has an
excellent video tutorial there...
Now I pretty much followed her directions to
a tee in making the flower, except I didn't have
the stamens she used and my misting didn't
turn out as vibrant as hers but I am still very
happy with the way my flowers turned out.
The stamens are from old silk flowers
that I had laying around.
Cup your flower and hot glue around it.
It was so late last night while I was finishing
this project that I did not cut the leaves for the
Hibiscus, but rather used some old silk leaves
that I also have in my stash. From being a flower
designer I have so much of this stuff it's amazing.
I just hot glued the handmade flowers to the leaves.
I added a sheer ribbon with pearls to the top
and added 2 stick pins.
Now the stick pins I did a little differently
this time. I added tiny silk flowers to the
stick pin also, these were the flowers
that the stamens came from.
Love how these turned out.
And here is my wreath. Sorry for the bad
picture, but it was 2:30 this morning when I
got it done and the lighting was bad and I was
tired...I think I mentioned that before...
Now remember to hop on over to Love to Crop with Amy
and create something with Fall colors to enter into her challenge.
- You may enter as many NEW projects as you would like as long as they fit in the challenge theme.
- Please include a link to www.lovetocrop.com so that others may play along.
I also linked this over at Craft Junkie Too TGIF...check out all the inspiration