Monday, October 12, 2015

Day 12 of 31: Wreath

Welcome back! Today I have a non-paper craft. Hooray! I really haven't been able to do much beyond cards this year...and with the remaining month I am going to attempt to squeeze in a few more non-card projects.  I needed a new wreath for my front door, and when I was at Michaels recently, I fell in love with these Nightmare Before Christmas-like swirly stems. I just had to have them, and a wreath was a good place to use them, I thought.

How cool are those spirals? They are squishy and totally pose-able. I also found some great black leaves with purple glitter, brown glitter spiky things, and some feathered stems with black glittered spheres. I also found a great styrofoam skull. I chopped off the back of it so it laid on the wreath better.

For my stamped piece, I had a little wood tombstone that I painted with shades of gray, then I stamped one of Andy Skinner's Industrial stamps (I used Scratch), and then a couple of Inkadinkado stamps and I heat embossed them.

Then I simply tucked it in by the skull for a finishing touch. Ta-da! I completed wreath. Brings me back to my days as a floral designer. I did that for a number of years. Anywho....

That's it for me today. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a spooktacular day!

18 comments:

Carol said...

Fab project - love your wreath x

Carol said...

Fab project love your wreath x

Tina henderson said...

fantastic project and love all the texture x

DonnaMundinger said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous details. Love those tendrils! xxD

Sari / Granne said...

Brilliant decoration, so full of fab details.

Pam Hornschu said...

This is spooktacular, Alison!

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Love the wreath! It is both spooky and elegant.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Oooooo LOVE IT!!! I was in Michaels the other day and didn't see those swirls, lucky you to find them!!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

the spirals almost look like rams horns.
Wonderful wreath.
I'd love to have that for my front door.
thanks for sharing.

valscraftings said...

Cool wreath, love it!

Nan Bourdeu said...

Wonderful wreath..love those spirals too...easy to see how they inspired you xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Love your wreath - never made one for Halloween - maybe that should be my next project....

Susan Salyer said...

How beautiful..love the swirls too..awesome job making this...trick or treaters will love it.

Lyneen J said...

WAHT A FANTABULOUS WREATH... I would love to hang this on my door!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Rebecca pettit said...

I swooned over all of the things at Michales too. Love the make darling

Kat Coppleman said...

This is gorgeous Alison!! I love it!

ldfdesign said...

I worked at a flower shop too!!! I only did floral design on the heavy days though. I love your wreath!!! Those spirals are badass!!! I miss you too!!!! Loving your work!!!!

L J Dogsmom said...

Only the bravest souls will knock on your door.