April 7, 2011

What I have been up to.

Have you ever heard of quilling? Wikipedia says "Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs." I have been interested in it for a long time but had put it off as one of those things that I would get to eventually.

Then I ran across Craftastical and saw what she did. Check it out here. Once I saw that I had to try it. 

So I started out with my kids letters

I was really excited with how they turned out. I made these in their favorite colors using two different shades of that color. These are all 5x7 picture frames.

Then I made one for my sister in colors that she chose.

I just love, love, love that oval frame she had. On this one I did the outline of the letter in black and then used the colors gold, purple and a teal color and it is in a 5x7 frame.

I posted these on my Facebook page and got a few requests from some friends.

This one is an 8x10 and I used light green, dark green and a teal color. The picture really doesn't do it justice. I really wish I was better at taking pictures.

 Here is a close up of the colors.

Another 5x7 of an H. I used two shades of yellow just like I did for the A up top. 

You guys should really try this out and I had so much fun making these. 

After posting all of these on FB I was contacted by a local Children's Consignment Boutique called Taylored Tots to display some in her shop to sell!!! I am pretty excited about it. Once I get everything set I will also sell these in my Etsy shop so if you are interested keep an eye out for them there. Also too you can check out Taylored Tots on FB. She is not just a local shop, she ships things all over the places and she is always posting pics of new arrivals of upscale children's clothes. Go check her out.

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  1. Love these! You did an awesome job!

  2. Beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing them in your Etsy shop! :)

  3. So pretty - you've really taken to quilling! I remember Kara's original post and loved it.

  4. Beautiful! I have never seen this technique before.

  5. Wow, this is amazing!!! i'm going to have to keep this technique in mind... :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-2-and-features.html

  6. gorgeous quilling! i see ann martin has already been here, she really opened my eyes up to this art form a while back when i interviewed her on my blog. the monogram quilling you've created is fantastic.

  7. I just came across your blog via Someday Crafts and I am so amazed at this! They are GORGEOUS!! I am going to try one for my living room! Thank you so much for sharing, I look forward to browsing your blog for more great ideas!

  8. Wow,I like all the letters you created. I have never tried this but it is very tempting to start picking up scissors and paper and try it.

  9. These are stunning. Wow. I used to quill when I taught art, but the monograms look so amazing.

    Thanks for the inspiration. I will be bookmarking this for a future craft.

    I'd be oh so happy if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Get your crafting shoes on... Hope to see you there...

  10. Wow these are so gorgeous! I just love them. I love anything monogram.

  11. These are absolutely amazing. I've always wanted to try quilling, but just haven't gotten to it yet! But this might be just the project to push it to the top of my "must try" list.

    I'm starting a weekly link party over at Addicted 2 Decorating this Sunday. I hope you'll join us and link up this great project!!

  12. Finally I find another quiller! Only you are much more talented. I need to try something like that. Beautiful!

  13. Oh wow! I need to learn how to do this. I have no idea what I would make or where I would put it, but that's not the point, right? They're gorgeous!

  14. These projects are gorgeous! I recently picked Martha Stewart's Craft Encyclopedia and learned what quilling is. Your art really inspires me to try it too. Lovely!

  15. Visiting from the Creative Crate - I love quilling!!! so exciting to see someone else doing it too! These monograms look super!! Great job!


  16. These are so beautiful! I hope you'll link up to my party today because I really want to share this art with my readers! I haven't gotten up the guts to try it, but I so appreciate talent you obviously have. Amazing.

  17. Those are amazing! I really want to try this someday.

  18. I really love these. I remember making a project in art class using this technique. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Totally pinning this for my to-do list at pinterest!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope to see you back this week...

  20. This is so pretty! I never would have thought that was paper!


  21. I have wanted to do this for a long time. You did a great job. You inspire me to try it.
    I am a new follower.


  22. Hello from Penang, Malaysia. Love your arts so so much. Your new follower, PC