Friday, 28 March 2014

Easter Wreath {with JoFY Stamps by Deborah Wainwright}

Evening all Debs here. I'm delighted to be here with you tonight.

I have been on a crafting journey for about a year now; I'm into all kinds of crafty makes and enjoy learning new techniques. I particularly love to get messy with paint and ink. As spring is now upon us, I opted to make this pretty and welcoming wreath. 


So here is my contribution to spring, and in particular Easter, with this flower ring. I used fresco acrylic paints, and grunge flower die#1 as well as stamped and cut out  flowers from  JOFY 24. 

JoFY 24
I first wrapped a 10 inch polystyrene ring with burlap, lace and mixed threads to act as a base. I then cut out my flowers, changing some in size, and shape. I separated them into two piles. I then painted some of them with  Cheesecake, Zesty Zing and Yellow Submarine . As you can see in the photo, I layered the different shades of yellow into each flower. 




Then I began to paint the other pile of flowers in shades of pink, I used Dolly Mixture, Amethyst and Orchid.



Once the paint was dry, I spritzed the flowers with water to soften the paper, and rolled the petals backwards and squished them together to give a wrinkled look. I also scrunched some petals to give tattered appearance. I dried these with a heat tool and then assembled the flowers. I used some centre pieces but you could use a brad or stick a pearl in the centre to alter the  look. I then added some glitter to some of the petal layers. 



 I also stamped and cut out 3 butterflies from hot picks 1203.
HP 1203


The butterflies were painted in Claret and decorated with glitter stickles round the edge. Once everything was dry, I attached the flowers and butterflies with dressmaking pins with heads onto the ring. I added the chick to give an Easter feel but you could adapt the flowers to any season.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my project and I would love it if you felt inspired to make a flower ring too. 

Debs. 

A huge thank you to Debs from all at PaperArtsy HQ. I don't think I have ever seen such a pretty wreath, the flowers are just beautiful. Scrunching them while damp has made them look so delicate, they actually look like real dried flowers. The  butterflies are a great addition with that bold splash of colour. I can see this being adapted to every season and occasion. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 30th March 2014.

30 comments:

Jacqui Hall said...

Oooooooo sneaky!!! You kept that quiet. It's gorgeous by the way

Helen said...

Wow!! and I thought Leandra had lots of flowers to cut out for Paris... This is gorgeous, I love the colours you picked for your flowers, and the butterflies look fantastic.

Deborah Moore said...

Very striking with those colours

Jo said...

Deb, that's lovely, the colours really pop. And there's me chucking my glitter out today from my crafting clearup! Jo xx

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

Lovely Spring colours to lift the spirits. Clever mixing the Timmy die and Fussy cut stamped ones.

Jay said...

What a wonderful bright project. I love to see things that are not tags or page once in a while and this definitely a great spring project well done.

Hazel Agnew said...

Sorry its taken so long for me to comment Deborah but my iPad has broken. Huge congrats for being a guest designer…so proud of you. love the flower ring, its absolutely stunning. have already copied your spray water technique from previous posts. Colours are unique and overall effect is amazing. grinning!! xx

Gina Shillitani said...

It looks like that took a lot of work! Good job!

Fliss said...

An amazing and absolutely beautiful creation Debs. The addition of the chick is so cute too.
Fliss x

isisimaginings.com said...

Deborah, that is so beautiful!!! The flowers are gorgeous.

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is just stunning, Deborah! You are so clever! I love the bright colours and the wonderful springtime mood: what a great idea! Sorry I'm so late in commenting. Tonight's been a bit hectic. Julie Ann xxx

massofhair said...

Hi Debs, so proud of you for being a GD, you definitely kept that very quiet lol !!!

Stunning wreath, can see how much care and attention you put into each flower. Enjoy projects other than cards/tags & canvases and journalling. Good to see variety and something one can actually use.

Great post, hope to see you here again! Would love to see you make something with Darcy's stamps next time. Looking forward to your next GD spot with the Paper Artsy family.

Well done Lovely:-) xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely exquisite, Debs. The colours and the crumpled effect make this one of the loveliest flower wreaths I have seen. A truly beautiful home decor piece,

Lucy x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh, What a gorgeous wreath! Flowers is pop and beautiful glossy finished. I love it. xx

pam thorburn said...

how lovely!! colours are gorgeous

craftimamma said...

Clever girl Debs! This is gorgeous, so very pretty and my favourite elements from the lace and ribbon to the flowers (love making flowers) and butterflies! I had to smile at Jo's comments about the glitter because we had the discussion on twitter about throwing it out (mine too) and it was the first thing I thought about when I saw your lovely creation, lol!

Congratulations on being Guest DT tonight.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

margaret said...

Love the flower wreath Debs done lots of ones for Christmas nut this is lovely congratulations!!! Margaret

Sarah Dunkley said...

Fabulous! Gorgeous wreath hunni! Great project. XxxX

Julie Bell said...

OMG this is amazing, it must have taken you ages, I have never seen a handmade wreath so beautiful, you could sell these xx

Sarah B said...

Only just seen this Deborah - congrats on your turn as a GD - how exciting. This wreath is fantastic, so bright and springlike xxx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debs! Congrats on your GD spot too!
Alison xxx

mamablitger said...

Fantastic wreath.. Oh I love it !! What a lot of work you did put into creating this pretty wreath !
Thank you for sharing !!
Hugs from SPAIN

JoFY said...

beautiful project! well done!! x

Carol Q said...

all I can say is WOW!!!

Lin said...

Debs this is gorgeous you clever girl..all that work you've obviously put into your wreath has paid off it's beautiful!!

Well done on being a GD xxx

Gillian .... said...

I adore what you have created Deborah, love the vibrant spring like colours, a definite pick me up project. x

jaimie gurney said...

Awww that's lovely m so pretty xxxx

butterfly said...

What a delight!
Alison x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning summer wreath. What a fantastic idea, I really love this and so need to have a go, it's so bright and cheerful. I love how you have built up the flower layers amazing :-) Kezzy xxx

keren said...

This is beautiful- love the scrunched flowers. Really inspiring x

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