Thursday 23 December 2021

Floral Seasonal Wreath

Hi all.  I have made another card using the stamps from Creative Stamping Magazine issue 101.  There are so many pretty leaves and flowers and these were different stamps to my last circular design as these were all open shapes which I have coloured using some ancient Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pens with  a waterbrush for a lovely sparkly finish and I also used some dimensional pearl drops on the red and white berries.

I started by stamping the large flower and leaf branch and then added another smaller mistletoe branch and finished the wreath with a partial circle edge stamp to join it up, all stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and then I coloured with my Sakura Pens and water to spread the colour and soften the effect whilst giving the whole thing some wonderful shimmer, unfortunately not visible here.  I didn't know until recently that you could use water with these pens but it worked a treat.  I finished by cutting it into a square to comfortably fit on a 6" square card and matted it on to gold mirri card.  I then added some 3D pearl drops in red and white opal to the different berries, and added a sentiment to the centre of the wreath using WOW Metallic Gold Embossing Powder.

Thank you for coming to visit today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations Challenge - December - Choose a Theme and Stamp It.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Christmas. 
We Love Stamping Challenge - December - Anything Stamped/CAS Option.
Uniko Challenge - No. 68 Celebrate (Optional: Reds and Greens).
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (Optional: Toys).
Happy Little Stampers December Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Country View Challenges - Christmas Anything Goes.


Kath said...

A beautiful floral wreath Pat.
Kath x

Viv said...

Love this Pat. Pretty colours and beautifully watercoloured.
I bought this mag because of these stamps as I thought they would be really useful. I've used them too but can't show it ----- yet!
Wishing you a lovely Christmas and a good New Year. xx

Aquarius said...

A lovely delicate wreath and it must look really good with the shimmer effect

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! The wreath looks so elegant and beautifully coloured 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges! Hugs Jo x

Liz said...

This is really beautiful Pat, I love the wreath design. Thanks for the tip about using water with Sakura pens, I didn't realise they could be used with water. xx

LesleyG said...

Love how you constructed and decorated this beautiful wreath Pat. I’ve got some of those ancient pens too, they still work a treat. Happy Christmas xxx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Both of your wreath cards are just gorgeous - you are a great floral arranger! Merry Christmas, xoxo

Kathyk said...

This is lovely, Pat, a really fab make - love the sketchiness of the circle

Wishing you, your family and your readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy (and HEALTHY) New Year


brenda said...

A beautiful seasonal creation Pat, thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping.

Wishing you a Happy Christmas, stay safe and well and thanks also for your support of the challenges in 2021.

B x

Marjan said...

A lovely, elegant and delicate wreath you created, Pat! The Sakura pens colours look great, didn't know also that you could use them with water! The pearl drops and gold mat are the finishing touches. Wish you a lovely Christmas!

Zoechaos said...

That set of stamps from Creative Stamping is wonderful, I love how you used them here with this lovely CAS card. Thank you for sharing with us at We Love Stamping, good luck xx

MortiCraft said...

Beautiful Christmas wreath card. I do like a wreath on a card! Thanks for playing along with Uniko. X

cuilliesocks said...

Such a gorgeous card Pat, I love your wreath and the soft pastel shades you've used, it's a very elegant card.
Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for Health and Happiness in 2022, Kate x

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card, the wreath looks so pretty.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

Chris said...

A beautiful card, your stamped wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Mac Mable said...

So delicate and so very pretty and what a beautiful card. Thank you for the tip about using water with the sakura pens Pat x. Here's to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2022....Sending hugs Pat and thank you for your blog friendship x.

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. I like the colors and the image. So elegant. Thanks for sharing over at Happy little Stampers watercolor.

Cathy said...

You've coloured this floral wreath beautifully Pat, such a pretty card, thankyou too for joining in at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

Loll said...

Your Christmas wreath is gorgeous Pat! Love the dimension from the pearls. Great work! I didn't know that you could add water to the jelly roll pens. Interesting! I'm hoping to buy a set for myself. I had one years ago, but they all dried up and I didn't use them much. But I can see them being used in a new way with the techniques that are current. Happy New Year! xx

Hannelie said...

Hi Pat!

I love this elegant CAS beauty!
Thank you so much for joining us at Uniko!

foleysfriend said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thank you for sharing about using water with Sakura gelly roll pens - I had no idea. The effect is lovely. Love the dimension you added with the pearl dots. Apologies for the late comment. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolor Challenge.

sue n.

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Pat, that'S a beautiful CAS card! Love the delicate and elegant wreath!
Thanks for sharing your creation with us in the Uniko Challenge #68.

Best wishes from Wiebke