Monday, June 24, 2013

Quilling (Take 2) for Merry Monday and Fab Friday!

Oh hey there,

Coming back for another post today. Hope you're ready to think Christmas... Actually, you only have to be half ready to think Christmas - the colours aren't traditional Christmas-y, but I love messing around with stuff like that.

Each year I try and make a Christmas card using all the In Colours for that year. While I wait to be able to order from the Holiday Catalogue, I have to amuse myself any way I can.



After my first attempt, I absolutely had to try quilling again. I actually have the proper tool this time, so I'm not spinning around a toothpick and crossing my fingers I'm not going to get a splinter.

This is a very challenging (and time-consuming) hobby! I envy and admire those people who can come up with elaborate designs. I'm not there yet, but I'm enjoying learning this new craft.



I think next time (and there will be a next time), I'm going to try and copy the snowflake from the Snow Swirled set (stamped beside my snowflake in my card). Looks like the perfect design! And, I'll likely make it all white (or at the very least, light shades of blue). Perhaps Sahara Sand, White and Soft Sky! Yum...

I played along with Merry Monday and Fab Friday today.

Merry Monday sketch:



Fab Friday colours:



Thanks for stopping by (again)! :)

-Tara
xox

13 comments:

  1. WOW! That paper quilled snowflake is amazing! I love it!

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  2. My goodness!!! You are doing an awesome job with quilling!!

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  3. I did some quilling many years ago. I used the snowflakes as tree decorations until my DD thought they would make good Christmas gifts for her friends! This makes a beautiful and very special card!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Tara! Love all the snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  5. Work of art, Tara! Do you find yourself with too much time?! :D

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  6. Gorgeous! I never would have made these colors into a Christmas card but you have me believin'! And your quilling is divine….who would have thought that it was only your second time! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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  7. Wow, this is amazing! You have way more patience than I do! I remember this from a long time ago and I didn't have the patience to do it then, either! Lovely creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  8. This is amazing, Tara. Wow! How intricate and beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  9. Amazing!! That quilled snowflake blows my mind!!! Seriously.

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  10. Wow, the quilled snowflake is amazing!! Love your card!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

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  11. Oh my goodness there is such amazing detail in this card! You have such patience to have create this gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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  12. So pretty! I love to quill too and never met a quilled snowflake I didn't like. :)

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  13. Oh my gosh! This is so absolutely positively gorgeous!!!! That quilled snowflake is divine! Especially in those soft non-traditional colors. Absolutely a stunning creation!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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