Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Creative Belli 121- Make your own Embellishment(s)

 The Creative Belli Challenge for the next two weeks is to make your own 'embelli's'.
I had fun creating with no crafting supplies.... left them at home...whoops!  I had to be a bit creative- here is what I came up with:
 I could only find one store with Stamping/scrapbooking supplies, so I bought a few things.....
    I decided to lay out what was in my kit-my first time ever buying a kit. I love this Victorian lady- so I trimmed her into an oval and used ric rac and beads to outline her- see- you can live without your Nestabilities in a pinch....... Here is what I did:
  First, you need a needle with a small enough eye that the beads will fit over.  I used a single strand of  thread and pierced the edge of the ric rac in the back and came through to the front of the picture with it. Add the bead and then you want to put the needle back through the same hole to the back of your cardstock/image. Be careful not to pierce too closely to the edge so the needle will not rip the cardstock open to the edge in that spot.
  This is what it looks like finished:
 I did not need to go all of the way around the oval, as I am adding a flower in that area.

  Next, I am going to gather the ric rac and make a flower to fit in the center of the purple fabric flower. Just take a single thread again and gather the ric rac to the desired length.  Play around with gathering the ric rac and see what look you like best for your project.
 Once you have the desired number of peaks- tie the ends of your gathering thread - as you pull the threads to make a knot, the ric rac will gather into a flower.
pull the threads and you will end up with this:
 Finish off the edges of the ric rac and play around with the flower until it looks the way you would like it to- Viola.....add some beads to the centers of the flower to finish it off.

 I also made the flowers in the upper right- if I were at home, I would add stickles to the edges.

 I had a clear button in my suitcase, so I added a circle of the patterned paper from the kit to the back and used the purple thread to tie a know in it.

  The spirit of the Belli challenges is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments! Glad I had that old clear button in my suitcase....!

For ideas and inspiration, check out the DT creations:

Ceal Pritchett
Anne Harmon
Jessica Stockmeyer
Joan Ervin
Maria Matter
Joy Hadden
Robin Parker
Mary Marsh
Karen Wallace

Also, if you upload a card to any galleries online  to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC121 in the keywords section.

Thanks for stopping by!


Larisa said...

It is really great! The embellishment is adorable!!!

Doreen said...

What a stunning card love the image and your flower is

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow I like all the ideas you have used in this card! I work with the most basic of supplies most of the time! Such a beautiful creation

Juliet A said...

I'm speechless. You were planning to make a card while you were on vacation, but didn't bring supplies?

How do you make such gorgeous stuff with items you don't even know you will be able to find?

jimlynn said...

Shelly, this is OUTSTANDING!!! WOW!
Not only is it a lovely and gorgeous card - but the way you added the rick rack and beads and made the flower are fabulous!!! Amazing and stunning.

Anne Temple said...

Wow, very impressive. (I know I couldn't cut an oval as well as you did.) Love everything about your card and great tips too.

Terry said...

Very pretty and dainty card! Love that flower!

Joanne Gilch said...

shelly, great card. Honestly, I would not have gone to that much trouble....for me it coulda waited if'n I was OOT. Never the did a fab job. and a tutorial to boot...nice work, girl!!!

Robin Parker said...

Shelly, love the rick rack idea to make into the center of a flower. The things a crafter can do with whatever she is given.

Joan Ervin said...

You are sooo clever, Shelly....this is such a beautiful card and to think you made it with one kit and no other supplies!!! I just love the purple and red color combo and your rick rack rose is FABULOUS!!!!

Maria Matter said...

You are a true artist, working with the absolute minimum! Gorgeous creation, I love how you used your ric rac! Really impressive Shelly!
hugs & blessings

kiwimeskreations said...

Well done Shelly - the embellishments truly are inspirational!!

Mary G. said...

Beautiful!!!!! LOVE that rick-rack flower (thanks for the directions and the great picture tutorial!)

Mary Marsh said...

wow shelly this is really creative for having no stamping supplies with you-I love this card and how you used the rick rack around the oval and your handmade flower

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Wow shelly......this is gorgeous and so RED!

Eve said...

Beautiful! Luv how you used rickrack around the lady pic. and flower! How creative!! :-)

Imagine That Digistamp said...

*gasp* WOW!! So very creative... this is so beautiful and so elegant Shelly! You are full of inspiration =) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Amy Johnson said...

How fun! I think hand made embellishments are all the rage right now.

joy said...

Wonderful ric rack flower! Thanks for showing me -- I like your Victorian lady in the oval!

Karen W said...

WOW, Shelly this is amazing, just gorgeous!!! I love all the Victorian ladies on your blog, they are fabulous!