Sunday, November 10, 2013

EclecticEllapu Challenge #55 - Anything But a Card

Hello Crafters!
We have another challenge from the purple team this week at Eclectic Ellapu. Andria has chosen for us all to make "Anything But a Card" this time around. Great theme. I am anxious to start posting Christmas projects and that will come pretty soon. But, for now, I have chosen this week for my last (I think) Fall project for this year. This is also a perfect project for My Sheri Crafts theme of Fall/Thanksgiving for this week.


I needed a wreath for my front door and fell in love with the burlap ribbon that I saw at Hobby Lobby and Micheal's. So, I picked some up along with a wire frame and started cutting the burlap down to the size I wanted. I didn't want to do the usual looping through for my wreath. I wanted the edges to be "raw" to add a more rustic feel to the overall project. I used hot glue to attach the ribbon strips and alternated the colors. the light colored ribbon here is cream not white. I need to work on my photo exposures.



 Now, I have to tell you. This was a pretty messy step because the burlap needed to be trimmed after it was all glued on. I had burlap fibers flying everywhere (picture an Edward Scissor Hands screenshot here - lol). I still have bits and pieces of it all over the floor in my craft room. Oh, BTW, I had to remove the wires from the ribbon too so my scissors would go through. It just killed me to have throw the wire away but, I couldn't find a good enough excuse to keep it so in the trash it went.

Next I made my layered accordion fold paper flowers. The large ones were 1-1/2" x 12" scored every 1/4" and the small ones were 1" x 12" scored every 1/2".  The buttons in the center were from my button box. I couldn't decide whether to make them all the same or not so, I ended up with the same style button in two different colors. I, again sticking to my commitment of using up my stash, used papers I had on my shelf. I used  hot  glue  to attach the flowers and buttons to each other and the burlap on the wreath.


The bow was made with some silky brown ribbon that has been in my ribbon rack for at least 2-3 years. I know, it's sad. That's why I am using my stash. Anyway, I added some pretty rust colored organdy ribbon and some striped ribbon for contrast in color and texture in the ribbons and contrast to the roughness of the burlap. I found an extra large brown button and added a little bling to the center, after all there was a dip in the middle just made for it.


Truly eclectic, don't you think?

I'm pretty happy with the way this project turned out. Hope you like it and are inspired to use different textures in your projects.

Now that you have seen my project, I hope you will stop over at Eclectic Ellapu and check out the other wonderful projects that the DT have made to inspire you. The challenge has begun so link up today!

Happy Crafting!

25 comments:

  1. This is brilliant. I would never think to make something like this lol. Love the Autumn colours :) - Purple

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  2. Fabulous project Patricia.
    Thank you for the photography tip too! :)

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  3. Great Wreath! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge. Monica (DT)

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  4. Hi Patti,
    This is amazing, how long did it take, sooo glad you have joined in with Suzy Bee's, how you doin, any more plasma donations .......
    Hugs
    Suzy
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  5. This is absolutely Gorgeous!!!! I bet it took a while to make...
    Thanks for joining us at Suzy Bee's..
    Hugs
    Lisa

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  6. Gorgeous rustic wreath! Great job. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ November challenge!

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  7. Awesome project! I love the wreath. Thanks for joining Suzy Bee's! Good luck! Hope to see you next week.

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  8. Fabulous wreath with the colour which is so beautiful. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    Lady Anne's Challenge's
    Lady Anne's Blog

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  9. Wow this is fantastic. Lovely wreath.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle

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  10. Omgosh!! This is GORGEOUS! Did this take awhile? It's stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Suzy Bee's!!!!!!

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  11. Wonderful project love the colours and textures. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration's with our sentiment/anything goes challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

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  12. Amazing project. Love the autumn colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

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  13. What a beautiful fall wreath! Wonderful use of the burlap! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

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  14. What an amazing creation. I just loved reading all the details and was laughing at the Edward Scissorhands story! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.
    Lynn, DT BSCB
    http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.br/

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  15. What a gorgeous creation - thanks for sharing this for Suzy Bee's Blooming challenge 2 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  16. Amazing card, so love the colours, great makes all of them . Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challendges.

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  17. Had to post on this one. I just love the look of it. I can see Edward Scissorhands at work lol. You did a great job and thank you for joining in with us at my sheri crafts this week.

    Sue

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  18. Oh wow, what a gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining us for the Wags n Whiskers Challenge. hugs, Kimberly

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  19. this is a very striking project, thanks for joining us this month at Anonymous Stamps

    Ziggy DT

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  20. Awesome wreath! Love it!!!! Thank you for playing with us at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge! **Cheryl** Glitter N Sparkle DT

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  21. Wow, this is beautiful! Love how you created the flowers - and your gorgeous ribbon bow! So glad you joined us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Autumn Colours challenge. Best wishes in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

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  22. I love your fall wreath and how you have made it too. I made a Christmss wreath once for my front door and within 2 hrs it was nicked!. I was upset that it had been taken but pleased that someone wanted it enough to steal it!! thank you for entering into Craft My Life Challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (DT.)

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  23. Love this wreath!

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

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  24. wow this is gorgeous. Goodluck and thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley Challenges

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