Friday, 3 October 2014

Shabby Poinsettia And Holly Berry Wreath




Hi there lovely friends xoxo

Here's a quickie post of a Christmas Wreath I've just finished.





Paints used on the holly are the fabulous DecoArt Americana chalkboard paint, they dry leaving  a lush matte dusty effect.





I used Tim Holtz Poinsettia Bigz die and Movers and Shapers die.
Sanded the die cuts over the top of a piece of cardboard packaging - gives an undulated sanded pattern.
Dylusions White Linen spray is amazing for lightly dusting/spraying over your built up Poinsettias - gives a snow kissed appearance.  For sparkle add the Glamour dust - I sealed the glamour dust with Mod Podge Clear Acrylic sealer, this sealer does as it says - stops matte, thus the shabby dusty look remains x




The bells ate touched up with a touch of 'classic' Treasure Gold and Treasure Pewter, I also dust this over the Poinsettias using a large and firm bristled paint brush.




The diameter of the wreath is 12"



Lengths of Calico (approx 1.5" by 7") ate knotted onto the wire.




Cover the hanging loop too.






Hope you all have a lovely weekend, thanks for popping by.....
Hugs
Kassa xoxo

21 comments:

  1. Wowsers Karen! i am lost for words!!!! The amount of work in this wreath and the detail is incredible. I love just the wreath with the cotton calico ties! but the flowers are just stunning. I love the way you have got such a shabby look - will hopefully give that a try! Just fabulous xxxx

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  2. Karen it is to DIE for. truly stunning work. I totally adore it. x

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  3. really, really beautiful how you used the Poinsettia die in the wreath. Love the colors and fabric...just stunning work.

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  4. This is stunning! Simply stunning. I need one! x

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  5. Wow Karen your wreath is gorgeous! Love how you've used knotted calico as your base. The sanded flowers are fabulous too! Sue C x

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  6. Wow Kassa, this is another stunner! Adore it, it's simply beautiful. Love the bells in the middle of the poinsettia and the Christmas words are fab xxxx

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  7. Absolutely amazing work Kassa, like others said, the wreath by itself is wonderful, but the poinsettias, - amazing!!! Such fantastic effects with the paints, brilliant!!!

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  8. Oh for goodness sake Karen, us mere mortals can but stand and stare with jaws on floors at this incredible creation! Talk about taking it to another level, you've gone passed the Moon with this one! I love the sanded poinsettias and the wooden holly in particular. Jenny x

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  9. Stunning hun....I really want one

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  10. This is stunning ...... I love the poinsettias with that snowy effect, just brilliant!! As always, an amazing work of art .... made with love! Hugs Linda xx

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  11. Wonderful Kassa ! Love it !
    Corrie x

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  12. Gosh!!! Wow!!!! I just adore this! I shall keep coming back to look at this wonderful creation. Kassa you have excelled yourself here. Andrea xxxx

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  13. Stunning Karen, I just adore this and would love it hanging in my house. Pretty please? Lol xxx

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  14. OMG A.M.A.Z.I.N.G AND S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G, LOVE the use of the ate, What a fabulous idea and looks AMAZING., Your blooms are blooming stunning, The bells are super cute and I love the soft colours, You are the Queen of wreaths, I love seeing your work, You are so FABULOUS XXXXXX

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  15. Your wreath is absolutely stunning hun! I love the chalky shabby chic blooms. So pretty! xx

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  16. It looks faded and shabby, which I love! The color is so soft, it is just stunning!

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  17. The most beautiful crafty wreath I've ever seen, without a doubt! Stunning flowers, and a glorious frosted look - completely amazing, Karen!
    Alison xx

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  18. Fantastic!!!!! I love it! lovely frosted winter wreath!!! Andrea xxxx

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  19. Oh my! The bells are an inspired idea, and rubbing onto cardboard. What beautiful and individual work.

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