Hello, I'm Shellye McDaniel and I am delighted to be the June Guest Designer with Petaloo! I've had several team-up opportunities between Petaloo and other companies and each experience reminded me how much I truly love working with Petaloo products. I was equally excited to learn that Petaloo would be teaming up with Graphic 45 this month in celebrating all things Summer, patriotic and beach! For my project today I'm sharing a grapevine wreath that I dressed up for the season...it contains stars, red, white & blue and a beach theme...it just says "Welcome, Summer!"
I started off with two pre-cut stars that I had on hand. I used the backs of the Graphic 45 "Place in Time" papers to cover the stars. After machine-stitching around the perimeter, I spritzed each with a little walnut spray and distressed the edges.
After deciding on the focal piece to cut out from the "July" portion of the collection, I used the remainder of the patterned paper as the backdrop for two smaller stars and the postcard print. I backed it with a thin chipboard and then stitched in place.
Now for the embellishments! Before attaching the postcard to the base, I added one of the metal brackets to the bottom. A beautiful swag of Darjeeling Flowers makes a nice border, followed by a paper pennant "held up" by two of the sweet sea shell pins. I edged the bottom in three rows of the Paprika Crochet Trim
Next, I punched two small holes at the ends of each large star and attached to the grapevine wreath with a thick gauged wire. A large burlap bow to the side and my wreath is ready for hanging and welcoming Summer guests!
I thoroughly enjoyed working with these gorgeous colors and getting a chance to share with all of you Petaloo fans!
Thanks for having me!