Monday, November 22, 2010

Got a minute.....

Tis the be creative!! I have to tell you I've been cranking out the Christmas goodies!! Think I like this season?? And so have the Design Team over at SIMON SAYS STAMP!! The challenge this week is.......DISTRESS INK!!

I used the Fantabulous Night Divine by Creative Imaginations/IOD, Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die, Forest Moss and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Stickles, Tiny Attacher, Ink Blending Tool, Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium, Petaloo Berry Picks, vintage buttons, jingle bells, grapevine wreath and Christmas gold netting.

Now, you may want to grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa as this post is a bit long, but it does go by quickly....cause I want you to be able to create this little goodie tooo!!

So, grab your supplies and let's get creating!!

You will need to cut pieces of paper 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" of three different patterned papers,
5 green, 4 of one red and 5 of another.

Ink the edges of the green leaves with Forest Moss Distress Ink or the ink of your choice.

Trim off the bottom of the 4 like leaves.

Ink the edges of all the red leaves with Aged Mahogany.

Next Stickle the edges of the leaves, Fired Brick on red leaves Peeled Paint of green leaves.

Fold over the bottom edge of the leaf and staple.

Repeat the above process with all leaves.

Sorry, this photo is blurry (didn't find out till too late!) 
Arrange/adhere the green petals on a circle by placing a dab of Multi Medium 
on the back of each leaf petal.

Continue the same process with 5 red leaf petals.

Finish with the final 4 leaf/petals and finish off with a vintage button.

Arrange the flowers on the a grapevine wreath. 
Accent with Berry Picks, gold ribbon, and jingle bells.

(so much prettier outside)

Hope you've enjoyed my rather lengthy tutorial....Now go create!!
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Jennie said...

Lynne, just gorgeous, and am loving your Poinsettia tutorial too :))
Hugs x

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous Lynne! Thanks for the directions!

Lori said...

Awesome, gorgeous project Lynne, and I love your tutorials, always well written and photographed, thanks for sharing!

Vicky Alberto said...

Spectacular, TFS!

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This wreath is STUNNINGLY beautiful and the tutorial is very inspiring!!


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Netty said...

Gorgeous wreath and great tutorial. Annette

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!! Love this heaps Lynne... you are so creative!! Thanks for sharing and for you inspirations x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, this is simply fabulous, thank you so much for the tutorial too, love it:0) xx

Lori said...

Beautiful wreath and great tutorial!

Karen Wilson said...

These paper poinsettias are some of the most gorgeous flowers I have ever seen!!!

Sabr said...

Absolutely beautiful! You worked so hard and it turned out perfectly!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This wreath is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make those gorgeous Poinsettias.

IsaNorris said...

This is truly stunning!!

debbiefitz said...

Lynne, the wreath is just amazing! You always inspire me. :0)

pamala said...

Beautiful! Love it!!! :)

julietk said...

Gorgeous :-)