Friday, March 15, 2013

Technique Blog Hop: Black and White

Hello, friends!!!  Welcome to another fun blog hop.  I really hope you hop all the way through because the creations are just amazing!  What talented women!!! I said, this is a blog hop, and we are trying a fun technique of using only black and white.  If you are coming from Debi's blog, then you are in the right place!

Usually, I make cards.  That seems to be my happy place.  So, I decided to step out of my box and use the opportunity to make a home decor item.  I made a fun wreath using the Close To My Heart 'For Always' paper pack and the black and grey glitter paper.

I discovered that photographing a wreath is much more difficult than a card, so I tried to take several pictures to give you a better idea of what it looks like, really.  As always, it is much prettier in real life.  :o)

This was my first time making Kumata flowers.  I made one big one and two smaller ones.  I also cut out the various rolled flowers with the Cricut Artiste cartridge varying in size from 4 inches to 2 3/4 inches.

I used the different glitter paper to create the foliage.  I used three different types of leaves in the three different shades of black and grey.  Grey is a shade of white, right?  :o)

I really wish I had a better picture of this darling rosette!  It's my favorite flower of the bunch!  I used the chevron pattern to create it, and cut it out at 1 3/4 inches.  It turned out so darling!!!

To make the banner, I used the chipboard banner shapes, and cut the paper to cover it using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I also cut out this cute dragonfly.  I thought it would add such a cute touch.  I put the glittery layer on with 3-D foam tape, so it gives it dimension.  Love it!!!  Baker's twine hangs the banner onto the wreath with black roses at each end of the twine.

Here it is hanging on my door.  The lighting still isn't right, but like I said...wreaths are hard for me to figure out how to photograph.  :o)  I hope you have at least an idea of what it looks like!  It's sparkly and pretty.  Everything should have some sort of glitter, right?  LOL

Now, it's time to hop on over to Joy's blog to see what lovely creation she has come up with!!!


  1. Cherri - this is stinkin' cool. I'm so impressed with your making Kumata flowers-tried it once and got lost in the Japanese to English translation!! Great job.

  2. W.O.W. Absolutely GORGEOUS! TFS

  3. Wow!! Just... WOW! This is amazing! I am so impressed with all of the gorgeous flowers you cut, curled and folded. This is so beautiful.

  4. This is just beautiful !!!! Great idea with the black & white....