Sunday, 28 June 2009

Quilling-My First Attempt

I made these atcs for Larrie on Trimcraft's Technique Swap and the one for this month is quilling. As I've never done it before, I was rather nervous and got off to a bit of a shaky start. I wasn't happy with the background of the first one so set it aside while I made the second one which was the blue floral spray. After this I felt a lot more confident so redid my pink flower and then made the dragonfly followed by the butterfly. The backgrounds of these atcs are all recyled, 2 using the backing paper from the qulling papers and the other 2 were cut from an old copy of French Vogue and coloured with Distress inks in Shabby Shutters and Spiced Marmalade.
Although the technique is fiddly, I really enjoyed doing it once I got going and will be doing more in the future as I like making my own embellishments and the quilled flowers could add just the right finishing touch to my stamped creations.


Rose said...

These are gorgeous Fliss, you'd never think they were your first attempt. I like the backgrounds you've used too :-)

cardmaker said...

They are lovely Fliss well done
Sandra xx

June said...

flippin eck ... they are fantastic ... first attempt ? wow you have talent for that Fliss
Hugs June xxx

Deborah said...

Really pretty, Fliss. The dragonfly is my favourite!

Inna D. said...

They are so beautiful! Well done!