I followed the sketch more or less exactly as it was, using papers from Prima's Craftsman & Melody collections. The stitching was created by drawing onto the paper with a white Uniball Signo pen, which was much less hassle than digging out the sewing machine and actually adds quite a groovy effect.
The leaves were punched out and the twigs came from a Spellbinders set. The flowers were created from die cut flower shapes, using dark purple cardstock, balled up and glued together.
Nice & easy whilst having the added bonus of being wonderfully calming to piece together. Don't ask me why but there's something meditational about sifting through coloured papers, choosing combinations that you hope will blend perfectly well with each other. Plus I get a kick out of creating my own embellishments.
And you know what? I don't do it nearly often enough :)