Priyaz Creations

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Quilled Shagun Envelope 01

Here comes the month of March with a promise full of blooms, fragrant air and new life all around. I mean, it's the spring time! With coming of March, with the new life blooming all around, with nature painting our surroundings with amazing blossoms it's time to blow a little magical dust of crafting on an old, discarded thing and turn it into a thing of beauty, giving it a new life!

The theme at IQCG for March month's Challenge # 24 is therefore, "RECYCLE OR UPCYCLE".

Here is my take on the challenge theme. I have upcycled an old, a little battered, plain shagun envelope with pearls and quilling. I had this idea of beautifying a shagun envelope with quilling for quite a while now. And this is what I have come up with.

I had a plain shagun envelope lying in my stash for quite some time now. I saw this envelope lying in the shop as a discard since it had some wear-and-tear (which you can easily make out in the pic below) and so no one would had bought it. However, it caught my eye instantly because of it's beautiful color combination and it's unique flap in shape of paisley. I have already told you about my love and fascination for paisleys here. So I got it from the shop almost for free as they wouldn't have any customer for it and I wanted it so much. 

 This month's theme gave me a perfect opportunity to combine two things for me simultaneously. One - my heart's desire to try to beautify a shagun envelope with quilling and second - using this lovely envelope somehow even though it had clearly visible damage.

Now it's time for you to pick up the pace and join our race to recycle/upcycle an old, discarded thing in your stash or at your place and give it a new, revamped case! Just make sure it should have quilling in it and should do justice to our challenge theme.

To know more about the challenge and to submit your entries for the same click HERE. Please make sure you follow the IQCG rules as well as the challenge rules to make your entry valid.

All the best!

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