Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DCWV/May Arts Craft Challenge Entry

Well, the day is finally here.  I can share with you my entry for the May Arts/DCWV Craft Challenge. To recap, we were asked to submit a project idea using DCWV Snapshot Stack and some lovely May Arts ribbons.  Then Erin of DCWV and Betheny of  May Arts selected 25 of the ideas  and sent us all the products to create our project idea.  Mine was one of the ideas chosen ! !

The DCWV Snapshot Stack papers had so many great patterns and elements that I was inspired to create a "Family Photo Wreath". With the recent addition of another granddaughter to our family,  I decided to focus on celebrating the grandchildren in our lives.     
 To make the " wreath base", I covered a flat pressboard circle I purchased at a local craft store with strips of the Typeface patterned paper from the stack.  

To create each "photo spot" , I cut out the glittery Polaroid Images and matted them on the glittery Red Paper from the Snapshot Stack. Using some of the  gorgeous black lace ribbon from MayArts, I added a strip to the bottom of each "photo spot" to add more texture. Next I cut some of the elements from the paper stack page and added a little heart and a photo turn to each with a brad and a "name banner" made from printing on the Green patterned paper.  I covered the back of clear buttons with different pattern paper punch cuts, pierced the holes and tied the MayArts Twine into a bow on each and used foam dots to adhere to each  "photo spot".

I added photos and also a heartfelt saying about grandchildren printed on paper from the stack to finish off those pieces. 
I made additonal embellishments for the wreath using 2 sizes of scalloped circle punches and either the MayArts Yellow Chevron Ribbon or the Black Lace Ribbon and more of the paper backed clear buttons tied with the twine bows.

The "FAMILY" embellishment was created taking the FilmStrip Paper image, lightly misting it with water on the backside and bending it to form gentle curves so it looks like it is unfurling. I then die cut letters out of the glittery Red Paper from the stack and adhered all to the wreath base. 
The "Banner" was made by taking various elements from the paper stack and building each banner piece including making banner pieces from the Yellow Chevron ribbon and hanging all from more of the MayArts Twine.

And in my opinion, you can't have a wreath without a big fluffy bow, so I used the beautiful May Arts Sheer Ribbon  and layered it with some of the  Yellow Chevron and Black Lace Ribbons for more interest and topped it all off with another handmade embellishment from the patterned paper and paper backed clear buttons and twine and Yellow Chevron Ribbon.  
I also made a wreath hanger from the Yellow Chevron ribbon and taped it to the back of the wreath.  This was a fun project to make and now I have a lovely home d├ęcor project to honor the happiness our grandchildren bring us.
Thank you DCWV and May Arts for giving me a chance to make this project idea a reality!  On Friday, June 15th we find out who wins prizes for their designs on the DCWV BlogI'd appreciate it if you would drop by the DCWV Blog and leave a comment about my project.  


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