Sunday, July 3, 2016

Thinking of You

Good Morning.  One of my favorite flowers is the Dogwood.  Today I thought it would be fun to add flowers to Susan's Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath with her pretty Dogwood flowers.

Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Round

I die cut two round Garden Notes Grapevine Wreaths out of dark green card stock, then used a dark brown marker to go over the branches.  To me, this gave the branches a realistic color.  I was not careful to make sure all the green was covered with the brown ink.  The two wreaths were glued together alternating branches to make it fuller.

Susan's Garden - Dogwood

This is the Dogwood die set.  I die cut twelve dogwoods using white card stock.  Spun Sugar Distress Ink was sponged lightly on the ends of the petals, then each petal shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit.  Once the flowers were completed, a dot of glue was added to the center of each flower and the brown Prills from Susan's Secret Garden Prills set were added to the glue.  The leaves were die cut using white card stock and colored with a Copic G21 green marker.  They were also shaped with the tools from the Tool Kit.

Four Leafy Branches were die cut and the leaves shaped.  They were cut in half and attached around the Grapevine Wreath.  The Dogwoods were attached around the wreath, using glue dots.  

CountryScapes Wisteria Vine

Once the dogwoods were attached to the wreath with their little leaves, I felt like I needed a little extra color so I used the CountryScapes Wisteria Vine die set and die cut several shades of little purple flowers.  They were shaped then added to the Leavy Branch.  These little purple flowers added just the extra little filler I thought it needed.

In the center of the wreath, I used the smallest Stitched Oval die to die cut a pinkish color oval, then used the smallest Dotted Scallop Oval die set to cut a lavender oval.  The sentiment I used is from Joset Designs General Sentiment Clear Stamps set.  In the upper corners, I die cut two corners using the Corners 1 die set.  To finish the card, a pink silk bow and a few pearls were added.

I love this pretty wreath!

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5 comments: said...

Selma, this is so beautiful! Well cone!

Eva Van Buuren said...

Oh Selma, what a Beauty.....what a treat for my eyes!!
You have made a gorgeous wreath with wonderful flowers and colors.
I love everything on this card.
You are such a huge Inspiration to me Selma, Thank you, Eva.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

As lovely as always, Selma. Happy 4th!

Anonymous said...

Selma – How did you tie that BEAUTFIUL bow? It is absolutely gorgeous – as well as the whole card.


Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Selma,
Oh how i love to see your works or art as each and every time your flowers come alive in front of us from the colouring to the detail work that you put into each and every flower however small it might be. What nimble fingers you must have flower to create these works of sheer beauty. Thank you for taking the time to show us your marvellous creation once more,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village, Clackmannanshire, Scotland)


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