Wednesday, 19 June 2013

From One Extreme to Another

Hi Everyone,

It's Kath here from the Craftwork Cards UK Design Team and I'm sharing my creations made for the Create a Wreath Blog Hop. You'll have arrived here from Barb Craft's post using the beautiful Bohemian Create a Wreath Kit on the USA Blog.

I've made two wreaths using this gorgeous Mr and Mrs kit.

The first one is relatively simple - a less is more creation:

I covered the chipboard heart with the patterned papers included in the kit and used a piece of Cut and Dry Foam with Black Soot Distress Ink to colour the edges. I attached the small flowers with a glue pen and added Candi to the centres. I'd normally bend the petals upwards but the flowers are covering the holes through which you can attach ribbon so I couldn't do that this time.

The focal point of the wreath is a layered bloom made up of four flowers from the kit and I added a pearl to the centre of the spiral flower. Here's a close up:

For my second wreath I wanted to show you how you can completely change the look of the kits by colouring the die cuts. Each kit contains enough die cuts to create two wreaths but I got a bit carried away here and used almost a full kit's worth of flowers to create one wreath - less is more went out of the window on this one!

I sprayed the backs of all of the flowers with a Purple Pansy Glimmer Mist spray and when I had layered them together I used an Ink Duster to colour them with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. To add some shimmer and sparkle I sprayed the finished wreath with Silver Spray and Sparkle.

Here are some close ups of the individual blooms:

If you are in the UK and want to buy a Create a Wreath kit, they are available from craft shops or on-line here.
If you would like the chance to win a Create a Wreath kit don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post. Each day we will randomly choose a winner and a lovely Create A Wreath Kit will be on its way to you! I'd love to know what you think of my creations.

Tomorrow remember to hop over to the USA Blog and see what Stacey has made with the Vintage Chic Create a Wreath Kit.

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

Kath xx