Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'm a featured artist!

I'm so excited and honored to be the featured artist for the Giddy Greetings blog! Monica of Giddy Greetings has been a quiller for 30 years and has a fabulous web site that shares designs and lots of how to videos. Please take a minute to check her out at Today I'm sharing my new congratulations card. It was designed to give to either a wedding couple or an anniversary couple. It has gold bells and royal blue, deep blue and white accents. The sentiment on the inside says "to love is one of the greatest joys in this life." I used 1/16 in. quilling paper this time and I really like the results.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Adorable ducks

Well, as most of you know, when you are looking for inspiration, it can be found in some of the most unexpected places. I recently saw some art prints that caught my eye and I decided to recreate them. This one, with the ducks on a pond, was in a bathroom. I found the "i adore you" print on my Xyron Design Runner and needed something to finish the thought. When I saw the print, I knew I had a match!
This was a fun project. Mainly teardrop shapes and the leaves and large butterfly wing were combed. The water and flower are shaped marquise. For the butterfly's head, I left a piece hanging after I wound the end. Then shaped the teardrop and cut the middle from the hanging end so that I could create antennae.
Let me know what you think of it.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm quilling now!

Yeah, ok, I admit it! It's been a long time since I last posted. Didn't know what I was going to do. Not sure which direction to move in or whether I should give up everything. But just in that last month I've discovered quilling! I'm thrilled with it in fact. :O)

So here I'm sharing some of my newest work. And I hope to continue sharing it as new cards become available.
Recently I've been made aware how important bereavement cards can be. We all grow up knowing that some day our parents will pass on. But we never quite grasp the concept that our spouse or child may precede us. When it happens it is a devastating blow to our lives. If it happened to me, I want to know that I had people out there willing to help me get over it. I think most people have their family to turn to, but sometimes we need peers that can get us past that point in our lives. People who love us, but understand when it's time to move on. So I'm going to work on a few bereavement cards that people can use when needed to let that person who has suffered a loss know that they are cared about. Loved. I think a handmade card helps make that point, as well as a handwritten note inside.

Let me know if you have any comments or ideas. You can see this card and others on my Flickr page.

Warm regards,