Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bountiful Blessings Wreath

I love beautiful wreaths....Autumn ones, Christmas ones.  To me a beautiful wreath is such a festive decoration.  I received some beautiful new sets from There She Goes which included this beautiful Bountiful Blessings set.  Perfect for autumn, and for American Thanksgiving coming up here shortly, so earlier this week I made a quick card with it.  


I've colored this beautiful wreath up with Copic Markers to match a number of papers I put together from several packs, Basic Grey Indian Summer, Memento Tinsel and another pack I can't remember.  I used the Mojo sketch from this week as well.  I thought the large circle was a great match for the wreath.  


I've woven some narrow satin ribbon through the two Lacey Circles which always looks so nice, and added some leaf accents around the sentiment.  Simple yet elegant.

Well, gang....as I write this Wednesday night, I'm exhausted.  Today I presented at an Administrators Symposium, was at the hospital and then did the kids after school thing and then to church tonight - though I just dropped our daughter off and came home.   The week has taken it's toll on me so I'll be taking a couple of days off I think.  I tried to be creative tonight and my brain is fried.  Nothings working.  My Dad is so far not getting a pacemaker, they want to try a new medication on him first, if it works it would eliminate him having to have surgery.  So he's there a few more days at least.


Recipe:  Stamps:  There She Goes - Bountiful Blessings;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Flourishes Classic Ivory, Basic Grey Indian Summer, Memory Box Tinsel;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Large Oval Punch, Copic Markers  B0000, R39, R59, RV69, YG93, YG95, YG99, YR12, YR14, YR24, E25, Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Gold Organza Ribbon, Antique Brads.  Sewing Machine.  

17 comments:

Jerri Jimenez said...

A very beautiful card Christine! I hope things slow down a bit for and you can take a few days to relax! {{{hugs}}}

Crystal said...

WOW this is AWESOME, I LOVE the rich colors and your ribbon treatment!! AWESOME!

Emily Keaton said...

Sounds like things have been rough for you. I hope that you are able to find some time for yourself and be renewed. You deserve it!! This autumn wreath is just spectacular. You couldn't have picked better colors for it :)

Marisa said...

Love how you used the mojo sketch!! Your wreath is fabulously coloured and I love the ribbon treatment through the loops of the nestie! Lovely touch with the leaves by the sentiment panel.

Hoping they can get things sorted out for your dad quickly (((hugs)))

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Christine, Your card is beautiful, I love how you used the ribbon.

I hope the meds work for your dad. I will keep you all in my prayers. Try to get some rest sweetie.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Shari said...

Beautiful! Love the ribbon weaving you did.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!!

Joanna said...

The wreath is absolutely stunning!
The colors and the coloring are
beautiful. Thanks for sharing your
art!

Pam Kozel said...

Didn't realize at first what you had done with the ribbon - awesome idea!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how stunning!! I just love the wreathe and your coloring is fab!! The lacing is gorgeous!!
hugs,
Chris

Francie G. said...

So very beautiful, Christine! So many wonderful details! Beautifully colored!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful, Christine! Love the wreath and the way you laced up the edge. I hope your Dad is doing okay. Been thinking about you.

Renkata said...

So gorgeous card. Great colours.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS my friend! LOVE your coloring and the way you wove the ribbon through the nestie! Just AWESOME!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card christine, love that idea with that ribbon.

greetings karin

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, I too love wreaths and your lacing of the ribbon is so neat!

Rose Ann said...

Your wreath is just gorgeous, Christine...and I love how you've laced your ribbon!! So unique, and so beautiful!!