Tuesday 3 November 2015

Tilted Wreath

Christmas mojo has been in short supply around here of late.  There are a couple of Christmas challenges that I turn to for inspiration as well as the regular sketch and colour challenges, but I was still drawing a blank or so I thought.  This card started off as an attempt at the Fusion sketch - I knew I wanted to use a wreath and set about making a few using this MFT Spring Wreath die which I've had for ages though this is the first time I've used it.  I had no idea it was so delicate or I would definitely have used it before.   I ended up using the Memorybox Plush bow as I just love it even though it's a fiddly little thing to make up.  I coated it with glossy accents and sprinkled it with glitter.  I toyed with the idea of adhering little gems but a friend of mine showed me a product she had used for drawing on t-shirts - a Maribu Glitter Liner.

As I was playing with the positioning, I thought the bow looked better slightly off kilter.  It took me some time to realise that it was because I had been influenced sub-consciously by the current Christmas Visions Muse.   Even before I went back to look at Birgit's card, I knew I wanted a large scrolly sentiment embossed in red underneath, which is why I was struggling with the Fusion sketch.   It was the draped red scarf that had gotten into my brain without me even realising.  I guess this is how a muse is supposed to work, affecting the sub-conscious or as Darnell refers to it - Hammy the Hamster.

Here's the whole card - very CAS, with traditional Christmas colours using this gorgeous sentiment from WMS 'Tis the Season.  The wreaths are all made up for another 5 so I'm feeling a little less panicky now.

I'm just in time for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge, so I'll be entering there as well.

Thanks for stopping by, especially if you take the time to comment,


  1. That sentiment captures the vintage feel perfectly and I love the classic wreath! So glad you joined us at MCV this week, Kate!

  2. Beautiful card! Love that pretty wreath! Wonderful CAS design!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  3. This is a wonderful Christmas wreath! And of course, it shall sparkle on it:) I'm so happy that you found some inspiration from my card to make this lovely creation. Love that sentiment too. Thank you so much for joining MCV this week - Birgit

  4. Oh love the scripty(if that's a word!)sentiment under that really delicate wreath ...beautiful!x

  5. Oh love the scripty(if that's a word!)sentiment under that really delicate wreath ...beautiful!x

  6. Oh love the scripty(if that's a word!)sentiment under that really delicate wreath ...beautiful!x

  7. Great card, love the sentiment, perfect for the space and size of the wreath. Thanks for commenting on my blog, and in answer to your question, yes the door opens, but haven't put a sentiment in yet, until I decide to use it.
    Cindy DT Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

  8. Beautiful card, love hearing about your muse too :)


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