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Sunday, October 2, 2016

October is Here…

I wanted to do some fall craft items and as I was looking around in my local craft store, I found these awesome wood cut outs on sale. I figured if I painted or stained them, I could fill them with quilling. 

So I did…

After staining and painting them, I then filled the blank spaces with quilling. 

Aren’t they really neat? I love the way the turned out. It just gives a completely different look.

Happy Fall Y’all! 


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

C is for Pine Trees and Mountains

I was asked to make a "C" for a couples first anniversary.  The customer asked for some pine trees because they enjoyed camping.  Because of where they lived, I wanted to make it special for them.  Where you ask? Wyoming... So I decided  to incorporate the mountains and a river, too.  I first outlined the letter C and then proceeded to fill it in with the background paper.  After I put that into place, I put in the outline and started  filling in the trees and the river. 

Please excuse the desk... The white bowl is what I put glue into to dip the edge of my paper in before I place it onto the background. 

Here it is completely framed... 

Have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It's Beach Time

I have mentioned that I have been working on quilled initials and I have one that has proven to be very popular. Everyone loves going to the beach and listening to the sound of the waves crashing. It can be so relaxing. The sky always appears to look different during the various times of day, so I've had request for different beach scenes. 

Here is the one view...

Here is a second version...

And lastly, here is another version...

I've also recently had the opportunity to do the letter "O" in a ocean theme as well featuring a starfish.  I used jeweled accents on all of them to add a twinkle when the light hits. 

Hope you've enjoyed! Please feel free to ask questions or leave comments :)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

All is Golden...

I had a special request to make a quilled initial all in gold and creams.  I wanted it to be glamorous yet classic.  I found beautiful card stock in shades of gold. Some glittery, some shimmering, and some in a pearlescent quality with lots of different textures. I used my Cricut to cut out the lettering for the 50th and the date.
The date was very tricky to do because of the specialty paper I used. It began to split apart as I lifted it off of the mat.  Then with self cut strips in 1/2" width, I outlined the letter M and filled it with quilling. 

It is encased in an 11x14 shadow box . I hope I achieved the glamorous and classic look I was going for... I think so.