Saturday, November 19, 2011

Add-on Week, Part 6 - Guest Designer Janice Daquila-Pardo

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Add-on Sketch #11
You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the add-on sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.


Leaf Wreath by Janice Daquila-Pardo
Supply list - Cardstock: Archiver's; Patterned papers: Cloud 9 by Fiskars, My Mind's Eye; Mist: Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; Tools: Hot glue gun, Imaginisce Petal Roller;
Grapevine wreath base: from Hobby Lobby


This add-on sketch made me think of origami because of the lines radiating from the center. So I searched online for instructions for making origami leaves similar to the sketch, and I chose this one: http://girltaoqu.com/origami-flower-leaf.html. I wanted to make enough leaves to create a fall wreath for our front door, so I rummaged through my stash for patterned papers that would go with it and started folding.


Once I had enough leaves in an assortment of patterns and sizes, I hot glued clusters of them together before arranging and hot gluing them to the wreath base. I then created a few rolled flowers using cardstock, misted them with iridescent gold Glimmer Mist and nestled them in among the leaves. And now it decorates our front door!
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8 comments:

dawn said...

AWESOME!!! I love love this idea and it looks gorgeous. These are great colors and so fun. Thanks for sharing.

wteagon said...

Absolutely stunning, Janice!!! I love it!

Katrina said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the blues, such a fun take on a fall wreath! hugs, Katrina

Samantha T. said...

Wow! That is amazing. So, so, so fantastically inspiring!

Jennifer Larson said...

Wow, I love the wreath, and I totally want your front door!

Allison Davis said...

I was thinking the same thing as Jennifer! Love the front door and the wreath is so great!! :)

Megan B said...

what a pretty wreath! Love how you combined the leaves with the wooden wreath!

Lisa said...

This is an awesome project and one I totally lifted for this month's blog hop over at the Counterfeit blog! Mine isn't quite as gorgeous as I didn't have the twig wreath as a backdrop but it was so inspiring, I couldn't resist lifting the idea! thanks