Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Fairy

I This fairy was a complete challenge to me as well as a learning experience. I found her while perusing through pictures of fairies. I've had my eye on her for a while and have been trying to find the artist who originally drew her.  If she belongs to you,I would love to give credit. I did change her dress a bit to make her my own version. I started her out by drawing her on card stock paper. I then outlined and filled her body with the beehive technique.  
I wasn't happy with how it looked, but continued to quill...
I still wasn't happy with her body, so I cut the beehive out and redid her outline.
I then glued it onto a new piece of card stock and then filled in her body with a light peach shade of color. I started to stop altogether on her, but had to finish!  What do you think? Would you have quit and started something else?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Butterfly

I have been on a roll (literally) these past few weeks of summer. A new friend requested me to try a special butterfly for her daughter. It was my first attempt and while playing around, I was able to create a lily as well in the garden.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Quilled Cross II

I gave you a sneak peak of my quilled cross and it is now complete and framed.  Something about a cross in whatever colors or styles, it always reminds me to live my life by God.  It represents what he gave up for me and that I should always remember ...

As a side note, I've had a lot of people ask about the border and the two toned flowers.  These were precut strips I bought at my nearby craft store.  The strips are fringed and cut to form various flower shapes.  I used one style as the outline for my cross.  Here is a link about the strips on my Facebook page.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NOT just another treble clef...

I love all things music. It's just always been a staple in my life. From playing the piano, singing in the many choirs from church and school, to teaching music, and in art.  Well yesterday I decided to attempt a quilled treble clef.  I always say that music soothes the soul... This one is on a green tie-dyed scrapbook paper and instead of the typical black and white, I wanted something a little unusual.  I hope you like it and looking at it helps to sooth your soul...

Starting to fill it in ...

The finished product: