Sunday, 9 October 2011

Autumn Floral Wreath

Hello everyone, hope you're all having a good weekend in spite of the cold weather that has suddenly appeared after the mini heatwave.
It's time for the next challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this fortnight we want to see a lovely parade of Anything But A Card.
I have to confess I slightly struggled with this as I couldn't quite decide what to do until a good trawl through my treasured collection of Somerset Studio gallery magazines which always help the creative juices return.
I decided on a little wall hanging decoration in more of those glowing Autumn shades I can't get enough of at the moment. There's a photo of the finished decoration and underneath you'll find a few pics to hopefully show how the wreath came about, so here we go:




Both of the above papers were brayered with stripes of Distress inks going from light to dark. They were then stamped with the same inks and the Viva Decor My Paper World Letters and Embellishments clear stamp set.



I then used various punches (Woodware and Papermania) to punch out the flower parts and layered them up with foam tape - a little inking with darker Distress inks brought out the petal edges.


I made the leaves with a Woodware punch and scraps of inked and stamped decorated papers from my bits box. The flowers and leaves were then attached with foam tape to a ring card shape cut out with my trusty Creative Memories circle cutting set.
As you can see, it really isn't that difficult so I'm hoping you're all ready to strut your stuff!

I'm entering my wreath in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - Fall or Halloween
Glitter Geeks - Flower Power
Stampin For The Weekend - Colours of Autumn
Stamping With The Dragon - Fall Colours
Moving Along With The Times - Autumn Leaves
Scrapalicious - Hang It Up!
Paper Play - Autumnal Colours
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Have a great day,
Fliss xx

43 comments:

  1. A totally stunning floral wreath! Love the Autumn colors and so cool to see a tutorial on how you designed this beauty! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Fliss, it's amazing! You made a great job with colour and punches, thank you sharing your wonderful creation and the know how. Have a nice Sunday, Miriax

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  3. gorgeous wreath Fliss, love the stamping on the background paper adds another dimension
    hugs

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  4. Its gorgeous Fliss, love the rich colours
    Clairex

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  5. oh fliss hun this is simply brilliant just love,the flowers,and the colors are beautiful hugs cherylx

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  6. This is gorgeous Fliss, love the colours.
    Have good day.
    Irene xx

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  7. Wonderful wreath Fliss, gorgeous autumnal colours and I love the background stamping.

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  8. Fantastic hanging, love the wonderful autumn feeling.

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  9. Love the wreath, it is very pretty! Valerie

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  10. This is just one stunning hanging Fliss, such fabulous colours and the flowers and leaves are beautiful. Thanks for showing us how you made it, I always like to get inspiration from the make as well as the final product.
    Have a happy Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  11. Great idea & I love the colours you've used, autumn colours are so beautiful aren't they. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week!

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  12. gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

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  13. Gorgeous project Fliss ! I love how you've made the master sheets first before punching out your shapes. Sue C x

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  14. oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous
    I love the beautiful flowers and colours
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for my Autumn leaves challenge
    Lisa x

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  15. Hi Fliss
    I love the idea behind this and the colours. This would look gorgeous in any room of any home.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. Stunning, gorgeous colours and fabulous idea! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :)

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  17. Stunning project Fliss,love the colours,thanks for sharing this with us x

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  18. Stunning, love the vibrant colours, your flowers are gorgeous. Yvonne x

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  19. Oh wow, totally gorgeous. Thanks for the share. Kim

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  20. Gorgeous rich colours for the flowers, and I enjoyed the picture show of how it was made. A beautiful hanging.
    Avril xx

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  21. Fliss, This is a masterpiece! So creative. Best, Yvonne

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  22. OMG! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE This! I am hooked and will now have to go try it! :-) Thank you for sharing it with us at the Scrapalicious USA Challenge Blog!

    Jenni

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  23. Wow absolutely gorgeous
    Hugs louise xx

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  24. Just LOVE it!!! Just gorgeous.Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week @ Paperplay Challenges.

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  25. This garland is amazing! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  26. Fabulous Autumnal decoration Fliss - I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck :)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  27. Wow fab hanger, love the design and fab tutorial, thanks so much for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

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  28. Hi Felicity, This is such a beautiful Fall Wreath! I enjoyed seeing your tutorial too. It certainly looks like a lot of work!
    Take a bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "Fall or Halloween" Challenge!
    Hugs, Sheryl

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  29. well worth all the hard work, its a fabulous wall decoration ,thank you for joining us at this week glitter geek's flower power challenge, come back soon and good luck...x

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  30. FABULOUS project! Thanks for playing with us at ScrapaliciousUSA:) Hugs, Kassidy

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  31. WOW this is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Thanks for entering the ScrapaliciousUSA challenge!!

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  32. Wow Fliss, this is gorgeous! It makes a lovely change from a card, too.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck :).

    Helen xx

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  33. what a great project
    thanks for taking part in our challenge @ Stamping With The Dragon x

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  34. Wow! Fantastic job - love the colors! So glad you joined us for the Fall Colors challenge at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

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  35. WOW this is stunning what a great creation, I adore it. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

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  36. I am a wreath type of person. Whenever someone goes out and makes their own wreath I applaud the effort. Your wreath is beautiful! I love your creativity. Great job! Thank you for joining us this week at Glitter Geeks. I hope that you join us again on our next challenge.

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  37. What a beautiful wreath love the colour combo, thanks for joining us at OSCC. Janet

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  38. So well done! Very creative..

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  39. Very very artistic Fliss and well worth the effort of making it a wonderful piece of art.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  40. Fliss, I love, love, love your wreath and the gorgeous autumnal colours!!! Hugs, Joanna xx

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  41. This is lovely Felicity and thank you for the little tutorial

    Thanks for joining us @ Stamping with the dragon xx

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Fliss xx