June 25, 2012

Patriotic Rosette "Wreath"

Hello! Happy Monday! I've been crazy busy here in Florida lately. Summer hours at work give me longer weekends, but we fill 'em up with all sorts of fun stuff!  I love summer! Hard to believe it's nearly July! Speaking of July and the eagerly anticipated 4th of July, this week's challenge at BBTB2 is to create a patriotic project. I made a wreath, of sorts to hang on our interior door. I created the wreath from the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge using "nontraditional" reds and blues.  I didn't want my design to be stereotypically red/white/blue. I chose more muted and patterned shades for this project. I liked the result. This was a fairly simple project: create the rosette, thread lace through the holes, add metal stickers to the tips, Stickle the top creases, add USA letters dotted with Stickles to the top of the rosette, and finally a ribbon hangar attached to the back. I think it might be fun to create a bunch of these and hang them in a group in front of a window.  Go check out the other AMAZING designs at BBTB2!
 Miles of Smiles,

13 comments:

Sandi said...

sweet wreath, hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Loving the non traditional red white and blue. Very cool with the lacing. xxD

Stephanie said...

A great take on the challenge. Love the colors and patterns you chose. Great rosette.

Brenda said...

Love this rosette Melissa! I think the muted colors are fabulous but still gives the feel of the red, white and blue!! The lace is so gorgeous in the rosette. hugs

Tangle said...

Such a fun project! I love how you used the lace on this. Nice job

-Rebekah

Jeri said...

Great project, Melissa. I've had the worst luck making those rosettes. I can never get mine to stay together. I've used every adhesive in my arsenal and they always pull apart. Love your muted colors you used.

Susan said...

I love the rosettes on Ribbons & Rosettes, but had not thought to create a door wreath.... Great idea! I like the muted R,W,& B colors; your USA pops off of that background. Great use of lace too!!!
Susan

~JulieH~ said...

Oh this is fabulous MelissaI love the muted colours and patterns you chose and the threaded lace is sopretty
Hugs
Juliexx

Glenda said...

Very pretty patriotic wreath! Love the Cricut cut! Great colors and I like the woven lace!
Glenda

Scrapbooking for Joy said...

What a beautiful wreath! I love how you added the lace in the center. FABULOUS!:0)

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

I love rosettes and this is so cool. Great idea to lace with the ribbon. Love it!

shelly said...

luvin this melissa the non traditional colors, the ribbon through the rosette just an awesome project.

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