Wednesday, August 24, 2011

whimsical wednesdays

happy wednesday :)  this week at WW our fun challenge is word inspired . be sure to pop on over to the ww blog and see what word inspires you and what the rest of the uber talented dt have created. dont they just knock your socks off! they do me.
we have a great sponsor for this week ..barb at bugbites is offering up her new stamp set called all year round how generous of her! thank you barb :)


i chose the word love, yep you know im quite the sappy creature. stupid me ;)  so..... what i did was make a grapevine entwined hearts  wreath thingy . ok the vines were already shaped into hearts i just shoved the little one into the bigger ones innerds :) but i did decorate them :)

 first i wrapped some nutmeg colored lace  around the large wreath. for the word love i used my  cricut and sweethearts cartridge.  paper is tim holtz i used colorbox fluid chalk then spritzed it with homemade glitzyspritz in spun sugar. to keep the word in place i looped the swirly ends under the lace.
                    oh and see the pretty crocheted flowers my friend and old design team leader leah made those sweet things i just added buttons :) 

 the butterflies are cuttlebug. i didnt emboss them i thought they were pretty enuff just with the fab paper. i did use colorbox fluid chalk on the edges then the pink one i used the cutest boy ever (tim holtz) distress stickles in spun sugar.

the brown paper flower i made using kraft colored wrapping paper . i punched circles then dampened the paper  twisted them up then let them dry, with the help  my heat gun of course im too impatient to wait most of the time.
then i gently pulled them apart, stacked them and pierced a hole through the centers. added a teensy brad that you cant see. fiddled with the petals til it looked like i wanted it. thats it. oh i did add that glitzy spun sugarness to it too :) isnt that pink butterfly pretty :)

i computer generated the saying, oh there goes the sappy part of me rearing its stupid head ...how does one make that go away!?
 the ribbon in the corner is  paper wraphia ribbon (purchased from the kraft outlet, theres a link on my sidebar, great lil store for that kraft  goodiness :) i again used the glitzyspritz on it. added a couple of heart pins and some basic grey pearls.
hope ive inspired you with my project this week. again be sure to stop by ww get your word and share with us :)  thanks so much for visiting me today i really appreciate it and your kind words :) have a great rest of day :) xxxshelly

16 comments:

Glora said...

WOW- gorgeous!!!!! I love this project. The butterflies and flowers are the perfect embelishments too! Hugs- Glora

*Star said...

Fabulous project! The sentiment is wonderful and the butterflies are so pretty. Tfs and have a great day. :)

teachU14 said...

This is stunning! Absolutely beautiful! I love how the sentiment is placed along the upper left.

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GiGi said...

This is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! I love the flowers and the butterflies. The note is the icing on the top! Great job!

Karen H said...

This is so gorgeous! :o) You used the perfect embellishments to bring out the wreath's natural beauty, which I absolutely adore. The varying flowers are so lovely and the sentiment (and how you decorated it) is stunning. Love everything about this. :o) Excellent work!

Hugs and blessings! :o)

In Love with a Bug said...

OMG!!! This is so perfectly wonderful! I love the wreath and how you included LOVE and the quote! Beautiful vintage colors too! Melanie

Cindy said...

Your project is just FANTASTIC Skelly!I LOVE the sentiment and all the great details,So BEAUTIFUL my friend!!:)

Charlotte said...

Oh wow!! This is just beautiful in every way! LOVE IT!!!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

So gorgeous. Love that sentiment too. Such a lot of work and it is stunning. x

joni said...

Love your Love wreaths!!! They are so beautiful! And I love your sentiment...its perfect!!!
hugs,
joni

cardchick's world said...

gorgeous! gorgeous!! that whats so special about you....you let the sappy part show....

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Beautiful Shelly!! What a wonderful idea/direction to go with this challenge!! Keep the sappy part of you! It is great! That sentiment is so perfect!!
Great job with the challenge!
Amber

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Staying Crafty said...

This is lovely! The pink looks beautiful against the brown wreath :)

Stephanie said...

GORGEOUS! So much detail on this project Shelly. Love everything about it. Those little hand made flowers you made with the craft wrapping paper are so sweet. I adore everything butterflies, so I give a thumbs ups to you for adding them:) As always you have done an awesome job with this challenge!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous! and I absolutely love that saying. Been thinking about using it myself, lately. Fabulous details, Shelly. xxD

Tonya said...

I love how you transformed these wearths. They are amazing.