Hi there SU home style blog fans! Yes, I know that it says August in my title. Due to some unforeseen circumstances we weren't able to hop on our usual day last month so we are making it up today. It's been hard keeping my project a secret because I'm so thrilled with how this turned out. It's been sitting on my mantle shelf in my living room for a couple of weeks and I just love it. I hope you do too.
I used the Daisy Punch to make sunflowers. I used three punches for each flower. I ran them through the new Subtle embossing folder to give even more texture and I stamped them in Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight so that they wouldn't be all one color and would show some variation to them. You know, more like nature. I used an embroidery hoop for the base as you can see in the pic below. I put each flower together with dimensionals between each layer. Each flower took three large dimensionals and one mini dimensionals.
When I went to put it on my mantle shelf (that's what I call it because it's not a mantle on a fireplace, it's a mantle shelf above our television....hence it's name mantle shelf. LOL!) I found it too small to me the main focal piece, so I added it to the grapevine and berry wreath that I've had up there all summer. I personally thought it looked good inside this wreath so I went with it. My dad made this shelf for me this past late winter/spring and the hubby took his time getting it up for me. You know how that goes. I've had the best time decorating it and changing it out whenever I've felt like it. Now we are getting to the months that are perfect for decorating, so I'm excited about all the potential it has, so stay tuned.
I will post all the supplies used below. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you you will hop onto the next person below.