Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's Just Scraps (But it's Spooky)

Okay, I think I'd better hold my hand up from the start and say that this was one of those projects that seemed like a good idea at the time. You know the kind?

It started out as a pile of black cardstock and some blue and grey Authentique papers. They said Halloween to me. Something sophisticated - my two are too big to dress up now, but I thought a few more grown up decorations round the house might be nice. I had spotted a paper chandelier in a magazine and wondered if I could make it work. I did. Just about. Eventually.

Two trips into town, a plea on UKS and a lot of hunting and I had a Halloween punch and two shapes to glue my shapes onto:

I also used my Slice to cut some pumpkins and stars, and lengths of black ribbon to tie it together. If I made one again, I would wrap the shapes in black fabric first and glue onto that to save the base from showing through. But you live and learn! So, wrap two hoops in fabric strips or black wool, and glue punched shapes all over them. I sewed more witches into banners for a drapey effect (they worked well and would make great decorations on their own) and tied the two hoops together with the ribbon. You could also add buttons, streamers , anything to give a really loaded on effect

It did take a few evenings of punching and glueing, but it's a great way of putting scraps to good use. And if Halloween isn't your thing - what about a Christmas version? Or flowers or butterflies for Spring? Just thinking ahead..

3 comments: said...

This is just amazing! .... you can see all the hard work that you've put into it Sian ... wow

Alana said...

Wow! Well it was well worth the effort. Looks fantastic and it's great to see a halloween decoration that doesn't have purple or orange in.

scrappyjacky said...

This is a work of art,Sian....and I do like the idea of one at've done such a great job on this one....I'll send you my address!!!!