Monday 5 November 2018

Thankful Wreath

Good afternoon peeps.
It's time for a brand new challenge over at STAMPlorations. Over at the CUTplorations DT we have been getting in the Thanksgiving mood.
Here is my take on this month's inspiration photo.

As you can see I went pretty literal with my interpretation.

I started by taking my homemade wreath maker and a square of cream textured card and placed it in my guide in the MISTI. You can see how to make one here.
Using some of the smaller stamps from STAMPlorations, the gorgeous Frames and Flowers set.
I started by stamping the leaf sprays in orange DOx, then the small flowers, using a mister to wet the stamps before stamping to get a faux watercolour effect. Before they were fully dry I went back in to over stamp to get a sharper look. I continued to add flowers and leaves until the wreath was filled.

On a panel of scrap card, I smooshed some of the same colours and when dry die cut the THANKFUL word die. Before adding this to the finished wreath panel, I splattered some of the colour over to add a little bit of extra texture. The orange mount was just a piece of card inked with matching orange DOx ink.

OK, that's all from me but for more inspiration and all the challenge Ts and Cs click here and go to the CUTplorations blog.

I'm joining in over at:-


Went with the wreath in the picture


  1. There's nothing wrong with literal! Beautiful example of stamping in the round and I like the way you've used the same colours for the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players.

  2. What a gorgeous wreath you created, Julie! Love the beautiful colors and the square card! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. Gorgeous colours Julie and the splattering is a great touch x

  4. A perfect capture of that inspiration graphic, Julie!

  5. What an amazing take on our Inspiration Photo Julie. Love your wreath and those gorgeous wee flowers and leaves. Stunning colours and splatters.

  6. Julie... what a fabulously sweet wreath! So love the colors... and your wonderful THANKFUL die cut! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Gorgeous fall wreath Jules. The colours are so gorgeous and love the die-cut sentiment across the center. Thanks for the link to making a wreath builder. xx

  8. Beautiful wreath and fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Love your autumn color palette, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion!

  9. I love the wreath and it works so well with the bold, yet whimsical, font of the thankful. Love the rich fall colors, too. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  10. Beautiful wreath in lovely warm, autumnal colors. I do like the splatter effect and the rather large sentiment that extends from one side to the other. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Inkspirational.

  11. Beautiful faux water color stampinG! I love the fall colors and the beautiful wreath that you created. Very artsy and pretty! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and I hope to see you joining our new challenge "Magical"!


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