Thursday, November 5, 2015

Through the Window

Through the Window is the theme over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week.  I thought and thought about this one and as I was approaching my front door, looking through the window of the storm door I thought about how bare my horseshoe wreath looks without the Christmas lights that originally came on it.

I took off the lights after the holidays in January and left it up with nothing.  So, I decided to make a Sunset mum and some leaves to put on it for the Thanksgiving season!  I chose my colors with the challenge over at Color my Heart as inspiration.

My cuts are from Art Philosophy, Artbooking, Artiste, and Artistry.

To give my sentiment a little more pop, I heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and VersaMark.  (For an interesting embossing technique I used recently, see this post!)

I used the Floral Embossing Folder on my banner and I embellished with some  Black Epoxy Bubbles, a black button from Mini-Medley Accents Black and twine from my stash.

I have to say, it's nice to have some fall color when I look through the storm door window at my front door when I drive by my house!  I'm sure my visitors and the guys delivering my crafting supplies will appreciate some new seasonal decor greeting them!

I have recently found a very creative site:  Through the Craft Room Door.  I'm sending my wreath that direction to their Anything Goes Challenge!

Thanks for coming by today and taking a look through the window of your computer screen to see my wreath!  I appreciate your visit.  Feel free to peruse other posts and pages, leave a comment, ask a question or contact me.  Lots of fun things going on at CTMH currently.  Visit for more information on specials or visit the tab at the top of this page.


  1. You are so clever "look through the window of your computer..." This is a great wreath and a very nice make-over for the season. My daughter-in-law loves horses and her home is decorated with anything related to horses. A couple years ago I made a lot of country ornaments for her Christmas Tree and a leather material fringe garland with bling from material I had left over from a tree skirt and boots for stockings.

  2. Your wreath is beautiful! I love the big flower and the embossing on the sentiment really makes it pop! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us for the "Through the Window" challenge at Heart2Heart this week!

    Paige -
    Heart2Heart Challenges - DT

  3. What a beautiful, welcoming wreath! Thanks for sharing it with us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  4. Gorgeous accents, Katrina! I can't wait to see what you do with the wreath for the other sessions! :) Thanks for joining the Color Dare!

  5. What a great idea! I never would have thought to do this, but I love it. The mum flower is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD

  6. What a gorgeous home décor piece, I love how it looks rustic and elegant at the same time! Thank you for joining us at H2H challenges.

  7. This is so lovely! I'm so going to have to do this in my home! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  8. This is so creative and unique. You did a great job with this artwork! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!

  9. I love it, I love the colours and the feminine touch of the flower against the strength of the horseshoes. Wonderful together! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H