2 March 2014


It's time!  Time for the first of two monthly challenges at "MY ARTISTIC ADVENTURES CHALLENGE" the theme is "St. Patrick's Day or Spring".  Do check out the challenge and some outstanding inspiration from the design team members!


I adore the green & pink shabby chic goodness Heather created with some of her image sheets for St. Patrick's Day, so different from the classic Irish green but she has those too!  I have been creating these paper ribbon wreaths for most holidays since taking a class last summer and learning the basic build.

The base is a 7" styrene wreath form.  I dug through my paper stash to find an assortment of soft green patterned papers and cut 10" x 1.5" strips, depending on placement it takes about 24.  I put double sided tape down the outer inside edges of each strip, placing each strip one by one around the wreath form. 

I have used Heather's Shabby Chic St. Patick's Stamps as my focal image, layered (with pop dots) that onto her Dark Green Traditional Stamp Base  and then layered again onto a Swiss dot card stock which is the same I used as the base for my banner.  I built up dimension on the banner message by layering different colours of Stickles, letting each layer dry between the adding the next. A technique I created trying to cover up a mistake but now use quite often.  Isn't that the way LOL  The gold/silver metallic trim is from May Arts. The glittery shamrocks are from Michael's, the wild roses are Martha Stewart.  I used Dew Drops in a light green mix on the ends of each of the paper ribbons.  Final touches are a swipe of Platinum Stickles on the edges and a vintage pink/rhinestone button on the bow.

I hope to see you playing along with us at the My Artistic Adventures Challenge!

Note:  I have entered the following challenges;
Just Inspirational Challenge - Anything Goes,
Divas By Design - Make It Sparkle,
Creative Corner Challenges - Green,
Crafty Cats - Anything Goes,
Craftin Desert Divas - Glitter
Challenges 4 Everybody - #39 (always Anything Goes)
Totally PaperCrafts - Make It Shine
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Show Me the Green and Ribbon


  1. It's so nice to see such diverse use of Heather's digital images. Your wreath is gorgeous!

  2. This is such a pretty project ! Lovely colors ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party !

    Mayra DTM

  3. Wow! this is stunning! what a gorgeous design and you've decorated it beautifully!
    Could you please re-do the link on our Divas Challenge... it goes to the wrong site and not back here.... then your beautiful work can be included in the challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xxx

  4. You always create such unique pieces! Nice work. Have a lovely week ahead.

  5. Wow just stunning as always Sandi - your creations are always inspiring!

  6. Gorgeous and beautiful wreath Sandi thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  7. Wow, wow, wow!! I love this beautiful wreath! Absolutely fabolous <3 Thank you for your sweet comment over at my blog, and I'm so happy that you joined us at Just Inspirational with this beautiful creation :)
    Lisbeth @ Lisbeths hobbyer
    Just Inspirational DT

  8. Wow! fabulous paper wreath, very clever, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Crafty Catz this week. Jac x

  9. Gorgeous wreath! What a great idea. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner Challenges.
    Nancy, DT

  10. This is really pretty! Love the way you used your ribbons!Thanks for playing in Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #90: Show Me the Green!

  11. What a fun ribbon wreath Sandi, love the idea.

    Hugs diane

  12. Gorgeous wreath!!!!!!!!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous! It would be a perfect way to use up some pretty scraps too! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon for our "Show Us The Green" challenge. Our newest challenge starts tomorrow and I hope to see you there!

  14. Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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