Thursday, May 31, 2012

My first attempt at quilling!

I've been threatening to try quilling ever since I started following Helen's fab blog, Let's Create, over a year ago, and after a few false starts I've finally made a project featuring the technique.

Mom gave me the quilling paper & tool, which she got free with an issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine, but even with the "right" tools I found that it was trickier than I had hoped... but Helen has offered many good tips, and I'm really quite thrilled my my first attempt!


I wanted to keep this card very clean and simple, so there's no edging or nuttin'. For the banner, I cut the shape out of white cardstock, ran it through my sticker machine, and smoothed on the natural cotton material. I folded the edges in, adhering them with double-sided tape. I stamped the Stampin' Up! sentiment with brown Memento ink, added some rafia, and glued the butterfly on with Glossy Accents. Easy-peasy!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Amusing Challenge: Sketch (right)
Color Throwdown #194: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky (left)

Update: This was one of only 2 entries, but I still won Amusing Sketch Challenge #3! Was in great company with E.T., my Feline Playful teamie.

Thank you for visiting!

10 comments:

Helen said...

Hi Cg,

Congratulations! you did a fabulous job on your first quilling. I love your butterfly! I haven't done butterfly in this technique yet. I love the bright butterfly and the neutral background. Great job!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Well done CG, it looks fabulous!!
Kevin xx

Anne Temple said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!! Love the CAS look and the fabric and your quilling is amazing. Hard to believe this is your first try.

Patrice said...

Beautiful quilling! Great use of the colors...I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/06/52-card-pickup-week-22.html

Chris said...

I'd never know this was your first attempt if you didn't tell us. Great Job!

Chris said...

When I was a teenager I did some quilling (I'm 49 now!) and this is much prettier...I love the color variation within the butterfly. The sketch worked out perfectly here for you - I like the clean lines, and that piece of muslin! wow!

Thanks so much for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week! It's really a lovely card.

Broni said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job quilling! I've always wanted to try, but never been brave enough! Your card is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, your butterfly is gorgeous...you did an awesome job with the quilling!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!!!

nwilliams6 said...

This is absolutely lovely! I like the details and the fabric! Impressive!

E.T. said...

so pretty CG!