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.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Surfs Up, Dude!

I was able to play around with my new Cricut and made some birthday invitations for a beach themed party. I love the way the sand and the surfboard turned out. I also love the double layered text! It made for a nice effect.


Have a wonderful day! 


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Valentine's Day Quilling


I managed to make two Valentine's Day quilled pieces in two very distinct and different techniques.  The first was using my cricut to cut out the word love. (Did I mention my wonderful hubby gave me one for Christmas?)  I did a double layer cut out and then quilled around the inner layer with a matching pink 1/8' strip.  For the hearts, I just free handed cut and glued them on and then used the spiral technique to go around the edge of the hearts.  I wanted to experiment more with the spiral technique, so I did...
 This is the result of my experiment.  Lots and LOTS of spirals glued into place.  It is an 8x8' piece and I admit the curves and maintaining the spiral consistency was a challenge.  It was a fun and challenging piece...
The beginning drawing...
Coming along...
A close up...
Almost Done
A close up of the finished quilling...

Doesn't that look nice on the top of my desk?
                                    

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Quilled Letter "L"

I had the opportunity to create a letter "L" initial. The customer wanted the color combination of blue, black, and red.  I wanted to highlight a flower in the letter.