Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Front Door Wreath

(Edited to add close up photos at the end).

Hello! Here is my final project for the Creative Crew challenges for September. This challenge was to create a home decor item using the Domestic Goddess Suite collection in the catalog. I love this DSP and the colors used in this collection, so I was excited about this project. This idea was not the first idea that I had. My original idea was to make some kind of artwork for our laundry room because the colors match perfectly. But once I started designing things on My Digital Studio it did NOT look good at all. So back to the drawing board. Since I just bought the Big Shot and Fun Flowers die for my birthday in August (Happy Birthday to me!!), I decided I wanted to do something with them and then the idea of the wreath was born. The Pool Party flowers are cut with the Fun Flowers die. I also cut another set of flowers using the Domestic Goddess DSP and layered them with the Pool Party flowers. (You can see this better in the close up photos below). The center of the flowers are the new In Color brads. The Basic Gray flowers are scallop circles that are folded into quarters and then attached to another scallop circle. The centers are also the In Color brads. The other flowers are scallop circles that are cut with the Domestic Goddess DSP. I cut the circle in a spiral and then rolled them to make the flowers. For the leaves, I cut one of the flowers from the Fun Flowers die and used the petal as a leaf and some of the other leaves are just free handed. The finishing touch is one of the large buttons (they are quite big!) from the Holiday Mini with some white taffeta ribbon. I had a lot of fun making this wreath and it came out pretty much how I wanted it to. I will definitely be doing this again in different colors for different seasons or holidays. I hope this inspires you to take part in the Creative Crew challenge and make your own home decor item!

Paper: Domestic Goddess DSP, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Spice cake buttons, White taffeta ribbon, fun flowers die, scallop circle die, in color brads, wreath