Hey everyone and welcome to the final challenge of 2014 over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week is ~ ANYTHING GOES!
For my final piece of the year, I created a wreath as part of my home decor for the Christmas Holidays! Now, rather than having a traditional wreath featuring poinsettias, I decided to make mine slightly different and used Stacked Snowflakes to frame the Festive Gent in the centre. I was over the moon with how this project turned out and hope you will love it too....
I then die cut the Festive Gent, three times from chipboard and layered each of the pieces together to give me one solid die cut image, which I coated with a layer of Gesso before painting it with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.
Once the painted image is dry, add a layer of Multi Medium over the top and then sprinkle Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the entire image. Tap away the excess and set aside to dry completely whilst moving on to the next part. I just wish you could see how this sparkles at night when the light is shining on the glittery image ~ it's just wonderful!
Cut two strips of Tim Holtz's Eclectic Elements fabric and tie into a large bow. I then added some bells which I altered with alcohol inks, to give a rusty appearance and attached these with twine. Attach the bow over the top of the foliage arrangement using hot glue. In the photo below, you can see how I also added some Pine Twine to the foliage, curling it around a pencil and attaching it amongst the leaves and branches.
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Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead