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a grateful welcome…

A Grateful Welcome!  Rebecca here and this week it’s my turn to host the new Frilly and Funkie challenge.  Whether you celebrate the american holiday of Thanksgiving or your gratitude for the family, friends and the sustenance in your life, create an invitation, decoration for a table, door or home decor item with gratitude or a Thanksgiving theme in mind.

This year, I wanted to keep my front door decorations understated. My plan is to create a soft monochromatic look by piling those gorgeous, pale green pumpkins and hubard squash into a container next to the door. Nothing glitzy or bright, just soft, warm and welcoming. With this plan in mind, I created a textured, classic and understated wreath…

 

RebeccaDeeprose F&F1

 

I die cut the leaves, 5 layers at a time, which is easily done with with my much used ‘Tattered Leaves’ die and then stamped them randomly with three different stamps (two of text, one of music) and walnut distress ink.  To achieve a softer look, I occasionally stamped first onto a scrap of paper and then directly onto a leaf.  They were curled by hand and then coated with matte medium to make this project weatherproof and to hold the shaping in the leaves.  Each leaf was then adhered to a cardboard circle, with each half of the wreath creating a direction…

 

RebeccaDeeprose F&F2

 

Rather than a traditional bow or ribbon at the top, I used two different styles of brass leaves to create a subtle focal point.  While this is a simple project, I love the finished look.  As a vintage and shabby chic girl, it’s a bit of a departure.  Isn’t it wonderful, that as crafters, we get to follow our whims and get the look we’re after!

Think ahead to family gatherings or making your postal worker smile and create something to welcome all who come to your home during this time of gratitude.

 

Sending you blessings and hugs,


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