Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A quilling challenge

I found a blog called Take a Quill Pill that is doing a monthly challenge. Now I know I'm pretty new at this but what the heck I thought I would join in just for the fun of it.
This month's challenge is to make a card with at least on quilled flower and one butterfly. I really wasn't entirely happy with this card. I think the papers that I used are just a little too busy. The butterfly may not be exactly what they were looking for either but it is a butterfly, or it was meant to be anyway :)
Well enough yacking, here's my card

31 comments:

Lin said...

Well, I think you ROCKED the challenge!!!

So, tell us how you do quilling. I've always seen the finished product, but never the process. Maybe you can get Duke to quill while you photograph or vice versa.

Donna said...

Very pretty!

Sandee said...

I think it's beautiful. Just saying.

Have a terrific day. :)

Jean said...

Ann, I love your card! You are so dang talented at this type of crafting!!!

BeadedTail said...

That is a great entry in that challenge! Love the little butterfly. I agree with Lin and would love to see some quilling in process.

livintheblues said...

quilling is a new term for me.. "splain...:)

Catherine said...

You are one crafty girl Ann! Talent to spare!

xo Catherine

tahtimbo said...

I think it looks terrific!! Great job!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Well, I like the butterfly just because it's a little different, and I love plaid. So it all works for me!

LDH said...

Beautiful card! Love the way it opens, the plaid paper, the colors and of course, the sweet flower and butterfly!

Grace said...

It is delightful! A winnah! (and while I tend to the simple I don't think the pattern is too much at all.)

Anny said...

I think you did pretty well indeed. Lot of work went into this... and i so love the butterfly :) My love to Duke.

FishHawk said...

Why is this technique called quilling?

Philippa said...

Great card, Ann. Love the quilling, the glitter and the background paper!

Jen said...

Wowza girl!! You have outdone yourself with this one for sure. Of course I wanna know when you're going to quill a little Duke for us to admire :o)

Audrey said...

AS far as I'm concerned - you did an amazing job! LOVE the paper and the butterfly is perfect.

Charlotte said...

Ann, you created a lovely card! I love the sparkle you added to your quilling.

Russ said...

I love the card. And that definitely is a butterfly. You should win this one.

Connie Girl said...

I think it's beautiful. Would also love to know more about quilling.
Good luck.

Out on the prairie said...

You be the quill champion. Beautiful card, hope you win.

digiVickie said...

Beautiful! ... and not too busy :) I like!!!

Erika said...

Awesome job for the challenge. I like how your cards are more art than a card; I can see them framed.

Marg said...

Well we think it is an excellent card. Our Mom couldn't even come close to making anything that well done. We are very proud of you. Take care and have a super day.

B Boys Mom said...

It's a beautiful card and I could tell it was a butterfly.

Ann said...

Lin well thank you very much and maybe a quilling demonstration would make an excellent post

Donna thanks

Sandee well thanks for saying

Jean well I'm learning anyway :)

Beaded tail I'll work on that for a future post

livintheblues also known as paper filigree, it's rolling thing strips of paper into coils. There's more to it but I'm not so good at splaining :)

catherine well I don't know about to spare but thanks for saying

tahtimbo thanks

sharkbytes I seem to be good at a little different. I like plaid took always have

LDH I've been trying to do different types of cards besides the typical

Grace oh good, I liked it when I first thought of it but after I got it together I wasn't so sure :)

Anny thank you very much, not so much work as indecisiveness...lol

fishhawk I believe it was because originally they used to use goose quilles to wrap the paper coils with.

Philippa ah yes the glitter, a cool idea that went bad in one spot....lol I had this wonderful idea to dip the leaves and loose coils in glue then glitter and the one leaf got a little too much glue and the glitter globbed on.

Jen thank you very much. maybe one of these days I will figure out how to do a quilled Duke

Audrey thanks, I sort of liked the profile of the butterfly

Charlotte thanks, I think if I do the glitter again, I'll try and go a little lighter with the glue

Russ well we'll have to see what the competition is like :)

Connie Girl thanks, quilling really caught my attention fast and it's probably one of the least expensive crafts I have ever done

outontheprairie even if I don't it was fun playing along

vickie thanks, I wasn't so sure when I finished. I think the original layout I had planned on was much worse

Erika I like the idea of making a card that can serve multiple purposes

marg aw thanks, you guys are too nice. and I bet you mom has plenty of talents that she excels in

b boys mom thanks, glad my butterfly is recognizable :)

Ann Martin said...

You did such a great job, Ann! All your practice is really paying off... look how evenly you did the spiral circle - that's hard to do! Your butterfly is definitely recognizable - and cute.

Ann said...

Ann, thank you very much, that means a lot coming from you. You're always so encouraging which is why I keep on trying :)

Quill Pill said...

Hey Ann, It's so pretty!Loved the paper pattern. It compliments the flower and butterfly so well. Thank you so much for participating!

Ann said...

quill pill thank you for having such a fun challenge, I look forward to doing more of them.

craftingcreatures said...

Very nicely done circle with the quilling strip - can't even see a beginning/end; and yes, I can totally see the butterfly. Wonderfully done :D

Dr Sonia S V said...

The quilled border is so perfect!

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