Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

Hello! This month the Papertrey blog hop is all about creating or stamping wreaths. You can read all about it on Nicole's blog here.
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I have a couple wreath stamp sets from Papertrey - "Wreath for all Seasons" and the "Birds and Blooms" Anniversary set, but I decided to create my wreath using the tiny little leaves in Mini Blooms.



 I began gluing each tiny little leaf to the base, and built up the layers. I debated whether to add berries to the wreath, and finally decided to use red sequins. I dyed some seam binding with a Copic marker for the bow, and added a little Tiny Tag cut out of wood veneer with a sentiment from Mixed Messages.




 I love how it turned out - so much dimension. Not sure I would go to all the trouble of cutting, stamping, and adhering all those leaves again, but I'm glad I did this one. Hope you enjoy it and the rest of the blog!

15 comments:

  1. Love all the little leaves and the addition of sequins as berries!

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  2. All your hard work was worth it. This is absolutely gorgeous.

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  3. All your attention to detail paid off, Susan. Beautiful wreath and card!

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  4. Very pretty! That's a lot of leaves and they make a great wreath. The sequins are perfect.

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  5. Stunning - love the layers of leaves and the gorgeous red accents!

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  6. Wow..Stunning…Gorgeous….I love this Susan!

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  7. You're right, that is a lot of effort, but so worth it. Beautiful!

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  8. How pretty! I love the sequins too...adds a nice pop of color! :0)

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  9. LOVE IT! Now I want the Mini Bloom set even more.

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  10. Wow! It would be an honor to receive that card. What a lot of work. Beautiful!

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  11. What a great idea to use a circle wreath base! It helps raise it off the card. The mini bloom leaves made a great wreath, and I love the text background.

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  12. Don't you want to mass produce this?! All those shades of green bring such depth to the wreath. Love it.

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  13. This is absolutely stunning. What a labor of love--but totally worth it.

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