Shades of Green – Just For Fun

I have made a quick fabric topped card for the JFF challenge this week.  The theme is shades of green.



The top layer is a baby wipe coated in diluted green acrylic paint. When this was dry I used a mask to add more green paint and a little white.  I then blasted the wipe with a heat gun until shrivelled, burnt and curled. I attached the wipe to a piece of scrap green corduroy material by sewing all around the edge using a sewing machine.  I added a few pieces of tulle over three of the larger leaves and a few stitches hightlighting areas and added a few beads.  I then mounted the fabric onto a pieces of stamped card and then onto the backing card.

The idea for this came from last years photo of the medlar tree.

I altered the colour of this

I want to make a fabric book of various plants in the garden so I used this weeks challenge to try out some ideas.   Larger medlars and a few more alterations are needed me thinks! lol!  It was really good fun though.

Best Wishes Florence.

36 thoughts

  1. This is great Florence, love how you have combined the different materials and shades of green. But I have never seen medlars before, what are they? Valerie


    1. Hi Valerie. Medlars are small fruit. Usually ripe in about October/November. You can eat them raw or make jams and jellies out of them. I am not keen on them to be honest but my neighbour loves them. I only keep the tree because of the beautiful blossom.
      Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
      Regards Florence x


  2. Wow Florence, a beautiful mixed media piece of art. Love the beads along the edges of the leaves. I really must dust off my sewing machine. xx


  3. Hello Florence so thats what medlar’s look like will you be making jam with them ?
    It will certainly make an impressive book cover and wow so neat 🙂 just adore how you have layered the fabric and colours and the beads just finish it off beautifully 🙂
    Thank you for sharing with us at just for fun
    Von xxx
    Oh I’ve been making quince jam and jelly today lol


    1. Hi Von. I dont make any jam with them but it sounds like my mate Chica will be! lol! You’ve been industrious today. We had 5 quince trees in the garden when we first bought the house. We are now down to 2. There are only so many quince you can eat!lol! I stew mine with sultanas and make crumble. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
      Congratulations on your Craft Barn award. Good for you. Truly deserved.
      Regards Florence x


  4. New fruit to me Medlar tree interesting. Love the idea of making a fabric book about your plants and if they look like this it will be fabulous, but knowing you if improvements can be made you’ll find them and make them. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe


  5. Hi Florence, What a gorgeous green collage, certainly doesn’t look like it was quick to make, lovely textures and so detailed, another who hasn’t heard of medlars, love your blog so interesting. XX


  6. What a fabulous fabric collage Florence. I bet it looks even better (as if it could) in real life and it will be so lovely and textural. What a lovely idea – the book will be terrific when finished. Thanks for joining us at JFF again- Hugs, Neet x



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