I wanted to make a special surprise (belated Easter) project for a crafty friend and her daughter who love pink and have been super sweet and loyal subscribers to my blog and YT channel for several years.
I started with a chipboard oval wreath form that I covered in laces, pink fuzzy trims, clear rhinestone gems, fancy pearl buttons, floral appliques with seed pearls, acrylic pearlescent leaves, and fabric flowers. I made a loop hanger from ribbons and laces and tied a triple loop bow with wired pastel plaid ribbon at the top.
I wanted a pretty in pink, springy wreath base on which I could add magical pegasus and unicorns from The Greeting Farm’s “Magical Friends,” “Your Wings,” and “Magical Day” stamps (which I’ve been wanting to ink up since I got them weeks after they were first released last year).
I stamped three of the fantastic animals and colored them up with the following Copic colors:
Pink Pegasus: W0, W1, W3, R20, Y26, Y28, E57, RV52, RV55, RV66 and R59
Teal Pony (I masked off the unicorn because I wanted to not interrupt her beautiful mane): C00, C1, C2, R20, Y26, Y28, E57, BG32, BG45, BG49 and BG78
Blue Pegasus: C00, C1, C2, R20, Y26, Y28, E57, B91, B93, B97 and B99
I then added some white dot details to give their manes and tails a more magical look with a Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen.
Then I fussy cut them all out, using an X-acto blade to get into the nooks and crannies. I inked all the edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker to give a finished look to the edges of the fussy cut images. Lastly I hot glued them all in place spaced out around the wreath.
I like how they pop from the busy shabby chic background with their bold colors but still somehow go with the soft fantasy feeling of the wreath base. I hope my crafty friend and her daughter will enjoy this wreath.
The following is a video share of the wreath along with a coloring process video on how I Copic colored up these cute magical creatures, added the white dot (pearl) details, and a little bit about the tip-to-tip coloring technique that helps stretch our marker colors (yes, unless you have the “complete collection syndrome” you really don’t need all the Copic marker colors — LOL):
This spring fantasy wreath is being entered into the following challenges:
April Farm Fresh Spring Flowers Challenge
Card Mania April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Purple Frog Time to Celebrate the Little People Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Birthday
Not Just Cards Easter Challenge
Penny Black and More Spring Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Spring Challenge – WINNER
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge