A stick hunting we go...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Have you ever started a layout late at night and not been able to finish it because you came to a stand-still on what you wanted to do? This is one of those layouts... I'd decided to start a layout using the new Apple Cider Collection from my Imaginisce DT pack and I knew I wanted to reproduce a larger version of the tree from the 'Autumn Splendour' paper and cut out lots of leaves from the 'Changing Leaves' paper but that was the end of my imagination! As soon as the David Letterman show started after midnight I knew it was time to give up and go to bed. Then in the middle of the night I woke up with a brain-wave... sticks! Well of course it was too cold and too dark to get out of bed and go hunting in the early am's so I wrote it down and rolled over and went back to sleep. The farmer is starting to worry about me! LOL!
The next day I took the kids stick hunting... we had to find the right thickness and as dry as possible because we'd had so much rain of late. Bingo, we found the perfect branches in an old tank that we'd been using for our kindling. The kids enjoyed measuring and breaking each little piece into 5cm lengths whilst I glued them to a strip of stiff clear acetate (I've learnt not to glue things straight down to my paper as the glue makes the paper buckle out of shape).
So, I was again happy with the layout and continued to add the embellishments from the Happy Harvest & Give Thanks Sticker Stackers, plus these gorgeous clear pastic leaves from the 'Falling Leaves Mosaic Sticker Sheet'.

Add a little bit of sewing...
And a little bit of quilling...
And the layout was complete - finally.
From farm to you...

29 comments:

  1. I just love all the little details you put on your layouts. The sticks are an awesome idea - I seem to have my best ideas in the middle of the night too! LOL

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  2. AMAZING as always Melinda I just love the quilling and LOL that is something I would have the angels doing - stick hunting

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  3. Hi Melinda, this is an awesome LO, I love it, you have the most amazing imagination!

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  4. One word, my friend.......stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. And it so wonderful...love the sticks, great idea....love how your mind ticks over!! xx

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  6. wow, really inspiring! loved the stitching and quilling!

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  7. Your layouts are AMAZING Melinda! I just love your sewing and quilling :-)

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  8. Beautiful LO! Love all your embellishments.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  9. The tree with "love" in it, the quilled clouds, the twig fence, the stitched bird path--they all add up to one amazing LO! Love it!

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  10. This is an AWESOME, AMAZING layout! I just love everything about it! Your quilling never ceases to delight me! Love Apple Cider!

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  11. Here's my next question! Why isn't this in a scrapbook magazine! You really should consider having it published!!!! :-)

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  12. God Bless your creative heart!
    So perfect!
    You're teh BEST!
    Hugs from a brazilian fan!!!!
    Aline Fonseca

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  13. OMG!!!! I love this lo...love the apple cider line & I LOVE how you used the little sticks on the page! Wonderfully done!

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  14. So beautiful! I love all the quilling!

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  15. This is gorgeous! I really like the tree - does the paper come that way or did you hand-draw and cut the tree shape with the word love attached for the branches?

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  16. What a cool idea! LOVE the sticks, the tree, the bird and its sewn flight path...pretty much everything about this layout!

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  17. those sticks are a brilliant idea - love this lo :D

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  18. Amazing!!
    And I have the same "problem": I woke up in the middle of the night, full of scrap ideas...
    is that serious?? my husband thinks I'm going crazy, ;.)
    kisses from Brazil

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  19. Melinda this layout is beautiful and amazing all at once. I want to scrapbook like you one day...love it!!

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  20. you are so creative - love the sticks and love the quilled cloud

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  21. Oh this is GORGEOUS! LOVE your tree and stitched bird flight path! :)

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  22. Love the stick border! And lol about waking in the middle of the night and thinking about scrapping, I do that too. Your layout is totally gorgeous Melinda, I love, love, love it!

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  23. I love your layout melinda and thanks for the tip with acetate...lol

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  24. Oh Melinda you never cease to amaze!!!!!! Just brilliant....luv marg xxx

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  25. WOW Melinda! this is just gorgeous ... the sticks and the quilling are awesome!! :)

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  26. I am speechless!!! can i have even a 1/4 of your brain!!! such a beautiful LO and just love, love, love the sticks. You are such a talent honey. Love to you all, Clarey xxx

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  27. Love this layout. So many details, techniques and textures. LOVE the real twigs for the border!!

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  28. Your layout is Fabulous!! I love how you added the twigs. I'm following you now. Shari (cricutrookie)

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