Welcome to another week and we are just a few days from Christmas now! To celebrate I created this Merry Christmas wall hanging, I saw this on a blog as I was browsing through the internet. I wish I could give credit to the site where I originally saw an altered record but I remember thinking that it would be a super fun project to make. The most complicated aspect of this project was in making all the flowers... well more time consuming then complicated really as they are quite simple to make but WOW are they ever pretty! Here is the completed project.
This project came together really quickly as the most time consuming portion of the project was creating the flowers... although creating flowers is my favorite part and being able to cut out the layers and petals with the dies takes alot of the tediousness out of creating your own flowers at home! I think I went a little nuts on the close-ups but the flowers turned out so pretty... who knew that puffy paint finishes off homemade flowers so nicely. Here are the close-ups.
The centers of the poinsettia flowers were diamond type gems I used my copic R59 to die the gems. I think they look as though they were manufactured this way!
When creating the roses I turn the center the opposit way so that when I create the bud the stamping shows. It makes all the difference. The carnations centers are 4 smaller flowers folded in fourths and glued in the center of the larger petals. I think this gives a fairly realistic carnation.
Well here is the project once again... What do you think?
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!