I hope you're having a wonderful week.
Can you believe that today is the
last day of September?
first day of October?
I tried really hard to get this done
yesterday but was a little overwhelmed with catch ups
after being at my daughter's for a week.
As you can see, I didn't get very far.
Happy, Happy October!
Listen, the wind is rising
And the air is wild with leaves!
We've had our Summer evenings,
now for October eves.
More lovely weather to walk in
and fires to have in the evening.
Playing guitar and sipping
tea or a glass of wine...
I love to create with paper and any thing else that
can be worked into my projects.
Here are some medallions or rosettes that I made
from crepe paper streamer and other bits of what I have.
You can start with a piece of heavy
card stock or poster board and just cut it
about 3/4 the size as you want your finished
medallion to be.
Besides your paper and embellishments,
you will need a glue gun.
Begin by gathering a little of your
streamer paper to make it look ruffled.
And beginning close to
the outer edge, use your glue gun to attach it
to your cut circle. Just work your way
to the center of the circle by layering
circles of whatever material you're using.
It's very easy.
You could also use fabric, regular crepe paper
and even tissue paper. Tissue paper
comes in so many cute prints.
That would be fun. You could make
small or very large ones for decorating
bags, gifts for any occasion.
They could also be used as co-ordinated
wall decorations for a themed party!
They would also be fun and frilly to decorate a
girls room, make them out of more neutral or masculine
colors for boys and to give to children as awards.
The center of this one was made out of paper ribbon
and the tattered flower die from Tim Holtz.
I laid eyelash yarn between the flower
layers as I glued the layers together.
I really like to use glitter whenever it fits the project.
To do edges and other small areas, I find that
the Ice Stickles from Ranger work wonderfully.
The glitter infused liquid flows nicely and evenly
without clogging, like some of the lesser
quality glitter glues do.
I had so much fun making these!
I want to make some
more of all different colors for
bags and maybe some to sell.
The options for embellishing are endless.
I glued a yo-yo that I had made in the center of this
one and then built off of the colors.
Just plain fun!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by!
My blogger friends are one of the greatest
blessings that gather here.
The weather is cooling quickly this week.
The sun now disappears behind our mountain
by 5:15 and I can smell the roast and onions
that are cooking in the crockpot.
It all brings to mind long, cozy evenings
by the wood stove and playing music or games
as a family.
Give me AUTUMN~
(I just noticed that my picture corners are not
edited the same. I have had that problem before! :(
And I tried to be so careful..
I wonder what happened.
Anyway..I'm sorry about that. It's not very
professional looking! )
Have a wonderful, peaceful and
creative weekend, Dear Friends.