Thursday, March 13, 2008

Quilled Turtles

I finally decided it was time to do some more quilling and I figured out what I wanted to do: turtles! The design came in the Little Critters kit I bought so I had to try it out. Not perfect, especially the bigger turtle who has different sized feet, but still cute! I'm still learning.
Unfortunately the colours didn't come out quite right on this. The turtles are a medium green, they are mounted on pale blue velum and the background cardstock is more orange/peach than it appears. I added in shimmery peach brads to hold down the velum on white cardstock, used edge scissors to shape it. I used yellow chalk ink on the edges and then grabbed my blue Sakura glaze pen to make dots. The bottom ribbon was a last minute fix. I had originally written the sentiment directly on the peach cardstock in white, but I just did not like it. There was just something not right, so I went for some ribbon. I cut slits in the cardstock so I could tuck the ends of the ribbon inside the card. I used a black fineliner to print the words on the ribbon with minimal bleeding.
I still wasn't happy, so I pierced the paper all along the scallopped edge of the card, even if it doesn't show up well in the photo. And then I decided the velum still needed an edging, so I drew a dot and dash line between the brads with a pink Sakura glaze pen. Not totally sure about it, bit it's ok.
Papers: light blue velum, white and peach cardstock
Other: peach shimmer brads, quilled turtles and flower, pink and blue Sakura glaze pens, yellow check ribbon, black marker, piercing tool.
Here's hoping the weather gets nice and the ice holding my car captive melts enough that I can drive it again soon! And I am fairly certain the parcel at the post office is my Easter parcel from my Mum. Isn't she sweet? I'm hoping for chocolate from the bunny Easter morning!


Janine said...

Great quilled card. I love this art form... I must do more..

Lesli said...

Those turtles are absolutely adorable - great job!

Carolyn King said...

how fun! i love the look of quilling and I LOVE the turtles you made! Wonderful!