Friday, November 15, 2013

Dandelion Holiday Wreath

Are you ready for this?  This turned out much better than I expected. I LOVE it!!!!! I happen to purchase this holiday wreath from a recent Asian Craft Fair - I knew I was going to slight alter it.  The original 9" wreath is made by "Wong Creations", a local Crafter. It already had the pleated Lucky Red Envelope Fans and Fabric Fun Foam Fortune Cookies.  I added some "snow" (using brush correction fluid that can be found at Daiso - a Japanese Store in my local area).  Then I added some Dandelion Design images using the following stamp sets:
CL-8 Friends Set, CL-11 Keiko Set
MC-8 Christmas Flowers, MC-10 Sweet Wishes, MC-12 Christmas Things, MC-24 Tea Time, MC-25 Hi There
I love how all the characters are about the same size so they fit so perfectly on the wreath
Copic colors used for all the images: E21, E43, E15, R20 V04, V09, V12, V99, Y11, Y38,  R21, R24, R29, R32, R39, R85, BV02, BV04.  Here's one of the Dandelion images with a present in her hand. Her dress hand decorated using Copics and touches of Sakura Crystal gel pen used for some sparkle. Her present is using Stickles Star Dust.
Here's another images using yellows for her dress and highlights in Sakura Crystal gel pen. Her candy cane has Stickles Star Dust. See the poinsettia?  All the centers of the poinsettias are using Viva Gold pen.
This Dandelion girls is in pink colors - her dress pattern is made using Copic colors.  Her hat has the Stickles Star Dust. Sakura Crystal gel pen also used on her dress, too
 A BOY!!!! Yes, and he has his favorite friend: a dog with him.  He is in Lavender  with some patterns on his clothing using Copic pens. His hat , like the others, has Stickles Star Dust.
And, here are "best buds" - some Sakura Crystal gel pen used for their clothing and hair accessories. Clothing made using Copics markers.
 A closer look at the areas using Stickles Star Dust:
 the candy cane:
 the present:
All the images and poinsettias were attached using a wire, curled around a pencil, using a foam to secure one end of the wire to the image, then wrapping the wire around the wreath extensions. It worked out well. It was much better than using a hot glue gun.
Hope you enjoyed this altered wreath..................for lots of inspiration, check out Dandelion's blog found here.


Joy said...

This so beautiful, Patti! I LOVE your wreath, too! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Thanksgiving!

Jan said...

I love all of your projects, but this is my favorite!

Gwen said...

So absolutely beautiful! You are simply amazing Patti!

Lynn said...

Patti it is awesome!

Jan Castle said...

A real work of genius!!!! Love it Patti!
Paper Hugs,
Jan Castle

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

WOWSER!!!! Can't get over how BEAUTIFUL and AWESOME your wreath is. You're so clever!!!

koala said...

What a fantastic job, Patti !!!
Those Kimono girls and boy, I LOVE them all !!! And amazing coloring as always !!!
In Japan, we have big cerebration for new year's day !!! and nice to wear the kimono like that. That could be a very nice new year's decoration, too !!!

Jenny said...

This is so cute!!!!