Its me, back with another heart shaped thing. Its not that i am obsessed with heart shapes, honest lol. its just how things went.
I took a notion for starting some autumnal type decorations. probably because, as I sat in the sun (and wind)on thursday, i watched a lot of dry crisp leaves blow along the ground. the shadows are falling differently too (makes photographing my projects a bit tricky as i am surrounded by long cast tree shadows).
It just all reeks of summer leaving and autumn arriving. here, in my bit of Scotland, it actually rained right through with a total of 10 days dry through May June July and so far August. and not all of those were dry and sunny. So I feel a bit cheated that the sun arrived to welcome the autumn and didnt bother to let me glimpse summer LOL. tut.On the up side, I love the colours of autumn and I love Halloween, so there are things to look forward to and the Edinburgh festival is still jigging away for a bit yet, and thus, the last day firework display, on the castle, is still to be looked forward to.
So thats me, a rusty autumnal coloured wreath readying itself for the coming season.
to decorate the wreath, I simple took three sections of rusty wire and curled the ends around a skewer, then i wound the wire around the wreath. next i made some randomly cut paper flowers. I dont have a die cutting machine or fancy punches so I make my flowers by simply cutting out various sizes of squiggly edged circles, fasten together three or four layers with a brad and scrunch the paper up. the paper i used here was a mix of text paper and some music paper i had rusted a few weeks back. to get the new looing text paper to blend with the rust them, I used my “gingerbread” versamagic Chalk ink around the edges.
I glued my paper flowers on to the wreath then i glued on a few of the little rusty hearts as leaves. my finishing touch was to hang some of the smaller sized rusty jinglebells from the spiral twirls on the wire so it jingles when it moves.
and here is a wee photo of it hanging of the handle of my heater (which will be coming out of summer retirement any day now… brrrrr).
Chalk ink (gingerbread)