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.

5 comments:

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!