It is a lovely sunny day outside and the temperature is quite nice, even if there is still a large section of ice on one side of my car and a large snowbank outside my appartment. It feels like spring.
My mother mentioned to me that my father had found her quilled Easter card quite adorable and seemed rather taken with it. The suggestion was that I see if I could think of something small to make for my dad involving quilling. His Father's Day card was made ages ago, as was his present (before I discovered blogging and found lots of excuses to make cards and crafts). I had, however, bought a mini easel and canvas at the art store because I was sure I would find some use for them. The canvas is only 2 -3/4 inches on each side. I had thought perhaps of a fish, as I have a cute pattern for that, but then I thought of a sun and remembered the ribbon I have. When I was young my dad always used to sing "You Are My Sunshine" with me. I admit I got a bit tired of the song, but the sentiment is sweet. So it is sort of "our" song. So a lovely sun seemed just right.
I used a nice yellow, tangerine, and dark orange variety of quilling strips and voila! The canvas I coloured with a blue chalk cat's eye stamp pad. Too lazy to pull out my paints and mix the right colour then wait for it to dry! ;) The ribbon is just long enough to reach to the back of the canvas and the words curl around a bit, but I wanted to keep enough to do a scrapbook page some day. I used plain old white glue to attach the sun to the canvas, and gluegun to attach the ribbon.
Hope everyone is having a lovely day and is getting some sunshine!