Thursday, March 15, 2012

St. Patty's Day Wreath

I love, love, love St. Patrick's Day.
This little piece I made for $2. 
I bought the wreath at $ Tree for $1.
I bought the ribbon at Michaels for $1.
"...don't you just love a bargain"... wait, that's Christmas Tree Shops jingle :)
Failta (pronounced fall-sha) is Gaelic for Welcome.
Growing up with 3 older brothers and now having 3 sons of my own..."girly" is not a word I get to use very often.  I was going to cut a Leprechaun, but decided on this instead.
I used PDDU and cut the doll at 5".
Her dress and hair are from the pixy on pg. 41.
Everything else for her was cut from the leprechaun on pg. 40.
I stickled the gold, wand and shoe buckles with Star Dust Stickles.  I used Glossy Accents for the buttons on the coat.
The belt is cut at 1/4" from the clover border in the back of PDDU.
The clovers are cut at 1"
I typically would use my stamps for the face, but I decided to try this on my own and was so pleased with the way she came out.
Her hair is a burnt orange color...I have so much left over from when we were playing on the Longhorns.  I also cut it in orange and thought it was too overpowering...
I wrapped wire around a pencil to get the corkskrew look.

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