Monday, April 30, 2012

Butterfly

I just can't capture a good picture of this butterfly. The metallic paper doesn't show very well on camera. The colors are much prettier in real life.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fishie, fishie

A few weeks ago, while looking for quilling ideas, I ran across this fish design.  I just had to try to make it for myself.

I wish I could credit the original designer. When I find the artists name I will.

Here is my version:



The Lego crimper!

Wanted it...

Got it!!!
Lego fun!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bouquet

I have been working on this one for quite a while. I loved making these flowers. Everyday I am finding and applying new techniques. My only problem is arrangement. I don't know why I just can't arrange the flowers in a pleasing order.  It took a while but I think I finally got this one to look good.

What do you think?


Monday, February 13, 2012

New piece for our bathroom re-do.

We recently repainted the guest bathroom. This is why:

To me it looked like happy whales trying to avoid a nasty saw blade.

It was not my style so we did this:

And I made this to match the colors:

A new technique

I found this new way of quilling the other day. I think it is so pretty. I am adding elements to an old lampshade.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homemade tools! The crimper

As much as I love to shop and buy cool stuff for my hobby, making or just using "free" things from around the house feels like a small victory.

As I have said from the beginning, I am new to this craft so my tools are few and far between. One tool that I have wanted was a paper crimper. The one I saw in a book was just a simple set of gears on a block of wood.  That's easy!

So off I go on a hunt around the house for some gears that weren't being used. No luck, or I just wasn't thinking properly. I couldn't even find an old VHS tape to take apart!

Then my dear husband comes to the rescue. An old CD cleaner.

It was perfect!



 A little awkward to use but the end result is exactly as I wanted.
Cool!
But then I saw this from a google image search:
Now I MUST HAVE!!! =)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Card and matching envelope

Here is my latest creation. A thank you card with matching envelope. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my sister-in-law recently came here for a visit.  

While she was here we took a trip to Michael's. She bought me a pack of beautiful paper sheets. So the first thing I did after she left was make a card and envelope thanking her for her visit.


Monday, February 6, 2012

The peacocks moved to Texas

My sister-in-law fell in love with the peacocks during her visit.

So I had to do a little re-arranging for the peacocks and tree to fit in the gorgeous frame I found at Michael's - ON CLEARANCE!

Here is the result:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Peacocks!

So I have been quilling for about 3 weeks now. I did these peacocks and tree inspired from an image I saw at http://quillingideas.blogspot.com/. They were a lot of fun to do. Great practice. Thanks Mona Jain!