Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Quilling Again

At a recent quilling workshop with Jill we were introduced to butterflies and I've been practising some more at home.  The orange butterfly and the dragonfly were more or less completed during the class.  I've since made the larger butterfly based on one which I spotted on Pinterest and I'm aiming to quill some flowers so that I can build up a picture to pop into a box frame using this one.   I've not decided yet what to do with the smaller butterfly or the dragonfly.  There has been some progress with the alpaca shown recently in that I managed to get a larger box frame but could only find a square one which means he will need a friend to keep him company otherwise he will look lost on his own (maybe another sheep) - watch this space!!  I'm enjoying the quilling but realise that it really is something which needs to be done regularly to keep my hand in otherwise the shapes I make aren't as uniform as I'd like although of course they can be slightly 'reorganised' when finally gluing them down on a project.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Snippets Playground week 223

The Pixie Snippets Playground Challenge seems to come around so quickly and if you take a look you will see the usual great card from Di as well as her picks from last week's entries - not forgetting a lovely prize on offer.

One way and another there are lots of snippets on my card including some stray flowers which were surplus to requirements for two previous projects.  Fortunately I felt that their colours would work together and of course I had snippets of card and paper left over as well and the dotty piece  was in one of my many oddments boxes.  I die cut the square shapes and layered them up; cut the central circular elements using the same die set before punching out a computer sentiment.  The flowers were sprayed with some shimmer spray before layering up with two small scraps from a large white die cut swirl - told you I can't bear to throw anything away!

Dies - Noble Pierced squares; Australian collection Sydney (both Sue Wilson); Sizzix swirl
Flowers - Stamps and punches, Flower Shop, Beautiful Bunch, Petite Petals all Stampin Up
Dotty Paper - Paper Factory Funky Hand
Shimmer - Goosebumps spray