Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Homespun Affair-August

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the stamp man challenges/summer-sizzlers-use-hot-colours
Have you seen the newest  digital online magazines  "A Homespun Affair,"  it's published monthly.You can get a free subscription by following this LINK.
I think it's beautifully done and this month the challenge is inspiring!
For more information on this challenge please go to:
For this month's challenge, you may use these colors in your project.
I used 3 of the colors plus L O T S more!!
This was SUPER EASY and fun to create. I was inspired by a photo I saw on Pinterest and gave it my own detailed twist.
My Grand daughter is going to Kindergarten so I wanted something special for her new teacher.
I bought a box of Crayola crayons, used some left over rainbow ribbon that I have had for 5 years and an old styrofoam wreath that I could 
not figure out what to put on it! I also went through my yellow left over scrap paper since I didn't want to use a big piece.
Lots of hot glue (burnt fingers later) I used a Spellbinders (Labels 20) die cut for the yellow oval and inked it with Ranger Purple Twilight around the edges.
I had to add a couple of mini brads on the corners just for more color! I went out of the box on my computer skills and experimented with gradient color technique  on the lettering and what a super result since they had a rainbow effect as one of the choices! Lots of Stickles glitter in white and TA-DA!!!! 
LOVE the way it turned out

 Close up of Oval Spellbinders
 Back of wreath so you could see the fun ribbon!


  1. Your wreath is SUPER AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much for submitting your project to AHA color challenge!


  2. Claire, I'm so glad I found you --- from seeing that you won the Everyday Cricut blog candy! BTW, congrats on that! :-) Your "comment" was the cutest ever! :-)

    I'm your newest follower! Guess what? We both have the waving bug on our blogs!!! :-)

    I've also added your blog button to my sidebar.

    Looking forward to checking out your blog some more. :-)

    Oh yeah, almost forgot to say:- your wreath is just toooooo stinkin' cute. I'm sure the teacher will love it! TFS! :-)

  3. This is great, I know her teacher will love it! I saw this on Pinterest last nite. Nice job! Thanks for joining our color challenge.

    ~AHA Design Team

  4. HOLY SMOKES CLAIRE!! This is just incredible!! Love it! Mason is going to be going to school in a few years ;) LOL - I have just copied to my Inspiration folder on my desktop! TOO CUTE! And a huge thank you for the shout out for AHA <3!!


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