Embellish This!... Round IV

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Creative Girls @ Scrap n Craft with T challenge for week IV: ... Here is Kylies challenge....quote.."I don't know about you, but before finding scrapbooking, I tried my hand at just about every craft available. In my craft cupboard I have - a scarf I started knitting in high school, a long-stitch my ex-boyfriend gave me and I refused to finish, a patchwork quilt with about 20 squares on it, numerous bits of sewing, a cross stitch bookmark that my grandmother gave me ages ago, my old latch-hook tool, an applique quilt that I've never finished, a broken quilling tool, plenty of jewellery and beading sets that I always planned to do, a canvas I never painted, Christmas decorations from around 1999 that I never finished, some paper tole and decopage things, and... well, you certainly get the idea!
We have all this wealth of knowledge floating around in our heads, and this is the week to put it all to some use!
Your challenge this week is to "Embellish it and MIX it"!
Combine 2 techniques from some other craft you've tried (or wanted to try) with papercraft, and use them all to create something new!
  1. I Don't mind if you use a piece of knitting as a base for a photo with a beaded edge,
  2. a crocheted flower on a painted ATC,
  3. embroidered leaves for a quilled flower,
  4. whatever you choose to do, have fun!
    Well... I really had to push myself to come up with something that would be worthy of submitting. It took me a couple of days to even come up with an idea which seemed to change at every stage of the process. However, I have finished, it is uploaded and I am happy with the end result. Phew!!!
    I really wanted to try my hand at quilling on the layout so trawled through Imaginisce Twitterpated range to find some inspiration when I found the little tree on the 'Hey Foxy' paper and thought that I would love to recreate a larger version using the quilling, then I decided that I would blanket stitch around an applique of the tree trunk which would fit with the criteria of the challenge. I then got a bit carried away and had fun stitching the grass and using paper toll for the wee critters and clouds. Had fun and it's done!
    From Farm to You...
    Melinda x


    1. Well, that is totally not how I saw your tree design when we were talking about it, so I was really surprised to see it finished. It looks great, love the leaves - and I have some shorts and a few socks that need stitching since you're obviously in the mood???......................

      Great Job!

    2. Wow, I am in LOVE with this page. all the effects have really given it such depth!

    3. This page is gorgeous! Love your leaves and how you did the grass - sensational work.