Friday 29 October 2021

Holly and Bow Wreath

Hi everyone.  I have a card today for the Rudolph Days Challenge which runs from the 25th to the end of each month, and believe it or not there is only one more this year.  I got a Tattered Lace Holly Wreath and Bow die as a magazine gift and this is it's first outing.  Mo is also running the challenge this time in memory of a lovely lady called Kath of Plain and Simple Blog and there is an extra prize on offer for adding some paper piecing which was a technique which Kath loved, and I have used some snowflake dp for the top layer of my wreath.

I decided to make it dimensional so I cut it twice from black card and then once from the snowflake dp which looked black but against black is more of a grey colour.  Then did one in red and also the bow in red, all of which were snippets from my bits box.  I then cut a stitched mat in silver card, another snippet,  and adhered it to the white square card, and layered the two black layers one over the other, and cut up the top snowflake layer into several pieces and layered those up on top using silcone gel on each layer, which has given some nice dimension.  I thought there would be more shape and movement in the top layer by cutting it but not sure that this made much difference.  I finished by added the red berries cutting in between to make them look more individual and then gave them a coat of Anita's Clear Gloss, and also added the bow and gave that some of the gloss too.  Lastly I cut a sentiment from red card backed with Stick It and added that to finish.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge  - No. 414 Where we use up our snippets of card and paper etc.
Happy Little Stampers October Challenge - Anything Goes With Dies.
Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (no option).
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 104 Anything Goes.
Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge - October - Something that starts with 'S' or 'T' (mine is 'S' for Snowflakes which are on the paper I have used for the top layer of my wreath.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 39 October - Anything Christmas Goes.
NBUS Challenge - Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge - No. 2 Using Inspiration Board.


Liz said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Pat. The wreath is so pretty. xx

Aquarius said...

That's a lovely wreath - just right for Christmas

Sarn said...

Hi Pat

Love the look of this Rudolph Day creation using lots of snippets.

Hope you’ll come along to the Hallowe’en Party at the Playground this weekend - it’s fancy dress btw!!!!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Darnell said...

Your wreath is stunning and the layering is just amazing, Pat! I love the shine, too! Kath would have loved it. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful wreath, love the card
thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
Barb Housner (DT)

Loll said...

Beautiful wreath Pat!! Love the colours you've used too. Such a lovely card. xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful wreath Pat. Thank you for joining in at Rudolph Days this month.

Sue xx

Darlene said...

Oh Pat this is so, so pretty! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

P.S. This also fits the brand new PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. I hope you'll come check it out!

Marjan said...

That was a lot of cutting, Pat but the result is fabulous! Beautiful layering that creates a lovely wreath.I love the silver backhround and the whole card I find very elegant!

Darlene said...

Me again! I'm SO HAPPY you've come to join in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

Please stop in for a visit!

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Pat, it's stylish and I love the simple design, a beautiful wreath too, Kate x

Diane said...

Pretty and elegant! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

Lia said...

Pat, you made a very pretty wreath. The colors make it so elegant!
Lia DT Peace on Earth

Mac Mable said...

The layering adds wonderful dimension and the colour combination is fabulous Pat. The snowflake designer paper looks so pretty and this is such a beautiful wreath card x.

Di said...

Gorgeous card Pat and beautifully executed - loving the shine as well! Love it!


Di xx

Viv said...

A fab colour combo Pat - and great layering. A lovely design and a super card! x

Lia said...

You made a very pretty wreath on your card!

Ros Crawford said...

I love evry little bit of this... The wreath the colours. Just beautiful!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
*Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper