Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Season to Season Wreath Project Kit

Well, there was excitement at my Crafty Palace (aka the spare room) this past week as I got all my pre-order goodies I ordered from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2015.  I could have spent my life savings on everything I wanted from this catalogue (ok, ok, my Husband’s life savings – I have already spent mine!), but I managed to restrain myself.  I ordered the bits and pieces I could see my friends doing in the workshops - I hope they agree with me (See my calendar for full details).

My extravagant piece was the Season to Season Wreath Project Kit and the matching Cheer All Year stamp set.  This is beautiful concept, create a wreath and then change the banners to suit the season.  This is not only a considered financial investment, but time commitment as well.  Of course, that depends on what you want to do with it.  I gently coloured the leaves and added stamped images into the leaves to add some interest and colour.  However, if you follow the instructions directly I guess you could complete it in a day.

I have never done a project like this before, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and found I could add my own creativity to it and make it how I imagined in my head.  I've always shied away from kits because of their rigidity, I like the freedom to create and change things as I go along.  If you have ever felt this way, then I can assure you, you will be able to create with this.  For example, I don’t particularly celebrate Hallowe’en, so I am going to create a Happy Birthday banner instead.

I also want to say you get plenty of bits and pieces, I was worried that there may not be enough leaves to make the wreath look ‘full’, but there are plenty.  They paper is like newspaper, so absorbs the ink and dulls the colours a little, the Cherry Cobbler red looked a bit more pink then red.  However I was being very light with the distressing the edges.  But you can always test the colour of the ink on the waste paper.  There is a lot of waste paper and I used this create more embellishments for the wreath.

Following on my success with this project I have decided to run a class using the ‘Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit’ as I think there are lots of things that can be done with the elements, as well as creating tags.  Come along and find out.

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