Sunday, October 14, 2012

Life Encircled

"Our seasons recur with Bob and I recording the beauty of our surroundings and the fun times we enjoy with each other.  October 2012"

The Harvest Wreath instructions appear in this month's issue of Scrapbooking & Beyond.
1) Cut cardstock into 1 1/2" X 2" and 2 1/2" X 3" rectangles.
2) Soak the rectangles in a bowl of water for a few minutes.
3) Crumple and gently wring rectangles. 
4) Lay flat on paper towels to dry completely overnight.
5) When rectagles are dry, cut assorted-size leaf shapes.
6) Dab sponge into brown ink, then antique surface and outside edges of each leaf.
7) Arrange leaves onto wreath form.

This took several hours to complete, but I was able to watch a NASCAR race and Sunday Morning while I was crafting.  The pictures were taken yesterday at the Cooper's Rock Trout Pond and Reservoir near our home.

14 comments:

Amy said...

Love this wreath! Will have to tuck the idea away for future reference. ;-)

Keren Tamir said...

wow this wreath is stunning Cindy!!

KellyCreates said...

That wreath is amazing, Cindy! Definitely worth the effort and time :)

Connie Mercer said...

such an awesome design~ love it!!! beautiful work cindy!!!

Margo said...

Very nice LO with lovely pictures !
Hugs
Margo

Tamika said...

Cindy I love the leaf wreath!

Tracey Sabella said...

So gorgeous!! Love the beautiful wreath from the lovely leaves!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Adriana - DRIARTE said...

Gorgeous page!! Fabulous details as always!!

Briana Johnson said...

Cindy. this is a seriously awesome technique! It reminds me of sewn sating leaves or something and then they way you placed them around the photo like a wreath - that is art!

Sharon Fritchey said...

I love this page, Cindy! Especially your amazing wreath and wonderful photos and journaling!

Heather Landry said...

Those leaves are incredibly gorgeous. I love the idea of making a wreath on your layout!

Heather McMahon said...

Oh I love the journaling! What beautiful, heartfelt words! Of course the layout is gorgeous as well!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

I am going to scraplift this awesome page when I find the right pictures :)))

Adrienne said...

Love it Cindy!!!!! Beautiful wreath!