January 11, 2008

Season to Season Swap - Winter

For this swap I worked on Janet's block. It was so pretty and beautifully embellished before I got it that I had a really hard time trying to figure out what to do to it. I do hope she likes it. I added the lace; the beaded snowflakes in the trees; the sequin trees on a snowy slope; the star by the tree and the moon in the starry sky.

Once I decided on the sequin trees on the snowy slopes, I figured that it would also work for the CQI January challenge of snow/snowflakes. I took some of the fun fur (I guess that is what you would call it) and trimmed down the long strands. I layered 3 of these along the slope and then added one with the strands uncut over that. I forgot to take a close up to show it better.

I also made snowflakes in the trees using seed beads and bugle beads.

I sure do hope Janet likes what I did on her block.