Saturday, December 18, 2010

Frosty Flowers and Butterflies Wreath

Frosty Flowers and Butterflies Wreath
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Large Flower, Antique Engravings.

The idea for this wreath popped into my mind because of all the snowy\frosty weather we’ve had recently and Barb’s challenge to make a Christmas project using non traditional flowers. For Barb’s 90 minute challenge I used my all time favourite stamp, Large Flower by Hero Arts. Here is the card I made for that 90 minute scramble. I’ve used it again on this project as well as my second favourite stamp set from Hero Arts this year - Antique Engravings. It’s one of those stamp sets I reach for again and again.

Frosty Flowers and Butterflies Wreath Close Up

To start with I cut a ring shape out of a cereal box and covered it with strips of white lining fabric. The flowers and butterflies were white embossed on vellum and I added some diamond stickles to them. I added blue glitter to red foil snowflakes and then added blue gems to the butterflies.

Frosty Flowers and Butterflies Wreath Close Up

I'm submitting the wreath into these challenges -

Hero Arts Challenge - part of this month's challenge is to add shine to a project.

Moxie Fab World - Glitter is Glam Challenge.

Allsorts - Anything Goes

Top Tip Challenges - Christmas Inspired Challenge

Scrappy Frogs Challenge
- Holiday Decor

This year is the first time I’ve ever seen our local canal freeze over and there is supposed to be more cold weather and snow on the way. It looks like we might have a white Christmas after all!







38 comments:

Vera Rhuhay said...

Wow...so gorgeous,Heather! Love...love your creations so much!
and thanks for sharing the snowy season in your country :)

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Heather, love your beautiful wreath, so pretty in these icy colours. We have had more snow today and it looks so pretty outside, great photos of your canal!
Hugs
Sally

Karen said...

What a lovely wreath! I have both those stamps, and have never thought of combining them, and certainly not to make this frosty, sparkly, wonderful concoction. Beautiful!

Trinh said...

That wreath is gorgeous, Heather! I've said it before but I'll say it again - I love what you do with that flower. And your pics are beautiful! Love looking at all that snow & ice.

Lin said...

Heather, this is amazing! Absolutely heavenly! LOOOOVE what you do with this beautiful stamp! And thanks for sharing pictures of Ireland again - love seeing it in any weather!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Beautiful wreath, Heather!

Barb said...

Heather, this is the most beautiful wreath I've EVER SEEN! I love the gorgeous flowers and butterflies! Adding the sparkly blue elements make it even more elegant! Fabulous project! Love your snowy photos too! Sounds like your weather is very similar to ours. Stay warm!

Patricia said...

so cute project i love it =P

Rosemary said...

wow heather!! this is a complete jaw dropper!! so gorgeous! the vellum you use looks so perfectly white!

Virginia L. said...

Amazing creation from the vellum flowers, Heather! Thanks for sharing these lovely wintery scene in your area!

Anne said...

This is just to die for gorgeous Heather! I love it when you play with those vellum flowers- an amazing creation!

scrapperjulia said...

This is so beautiful! Very Creative!

Dawn said...

LOVE your wreath. It is stunning. You are so clever Heather. and all that cold weather. I was talking my my SIL in London this morning ( Sat evening her time) and she said that there had been more snow in London and it was looking like a white Christmas. Hope it is, but doesn't disrupt any plans for your holiday.

scrappin.bari said...

What a gorgeous wreath, Heather! Hope you're surviving all the snow and ice!!

Nancy said...

Oh Heather, this wreath is such a stunner...I'm bookmarking this post so I can attempt to make one too. Thanks for sharing this fabulous inspiration!
Heather + vellum flowers = gorgeous-ness!
bless you...enjoy your wonderful white Christmas!

Jennifer said...

Stunning Heather! You always do wonderful things with these flowers and vellum :) Loved reading your post.
JeniferAnn

Tiffany said...

So cool and refreshing, such a beauty!

brenda said...

Hi there

What a really srunning creation, it's absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for joining in my 'Free and Easy'. theme this fortnight at Allsorts and good luck.

B x
Have you entered my candy

Victoria said...

beautiful wreath
Victoria - Angeldrummer

ps there is a fantastic candy on my blog if you are interested.

blog said...

Just gorgeous..love the white on vellum!

Sally Traidman
Hero Arts

Vee said...

This is a beautiful Christmas design. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday.
xx Vee

Nancy said...

Your wreath is so gorgeous, Heather! I keep looking at it again and again. Just amazing!

Simone said...

Oh WOW!!! This is so absolutely stunning! I love how you created this gorgeous wreath! Again, its sooo beautiful! :)

Anne said...

Wow this is amazing and beautiful, love it!
Thanks for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and Merry Christmas to you!
Hugs
Anne

Fleur said...

Oh my word this is absolutly gorgeous
fab pics too ~ we have no snow here!
A gorgeous card
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this fortnight, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Isha said...

I am speechless Heather....I can write only if can keep my eyes off the Wreath. Love love love it.

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous wreath Heather!

Michele Gross said...

Oh Wow! Absolutely stunningly gorgeous!! Wow, Wow, Wow!

Cristina said...

This is STUNNING. How amazingly creative, too!

jules said...

Hi I just had to pop on to say wow!!!!! it's stunning!!!!

cgl1539 said...

I just saw this on Allsorts as one of the top 10 and had to run over here and compliment you. Oh my wow this is gorgeous!!!

Yogi said...

that's a gorgeous wreath. Love the translucency of it. Looks like a great stamp set.

Cath said...

Hey Heather! Thanks for entering the Glitter is Glam challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)

Dee Tollaksen said...

Congrats on winning in Moxie Fab World, and congrats for coming up with such a gorgeous project! I will be copying this beauty!

jen said...

This is really stunning!!! Congrats on your Moxie WIN!

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is one of the most elegant and charming wreaths I have ever seen. Now you have me wanting that stamp now as well. Lol. Outstanding job sweetie. Hugs.

Patty said...

This wreath is just gorgeous! Absolutely breathtaking!

Agnieszka said...

This is so amazing, Heather! Congrats on your win, so well deserved!! :)

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