Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ai Challenge - Quilling

I love challenges! They make me step out of my comfort zone and try something new and different.  This week's Art Impressions Blog challenge is quilling - something I have never done.

Since I have never tried quilling, I went to one of my favorite teaching sources - youtube. :o) There I found this helpful quilling video.  I started with my image, this cute Great Dane (Sku#F978)He wants to wish someone a very special  Block Birthday (Sku#G669).  I colored him with Copics markers and then cut very thin strips of design paper from my stash.

Following the video, I swirled the thin pieces of paper around a large needle and glued the ends with a liquid glue. Next I drew in my lines for the balloon strings and colored in a ground for him to sit on.

I trimmed and adhered all the layers first and then glued the balloons on last. For the inside, I stamped the sentiment on the design paper and trimmed with a red (856) Tombow Dual Brush pen.

Please pop over to the Art Impressions challenge for this week to see a bunch of inspirational quilling ideas!  You can enter for a chance to win a coupon!!

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1 comment:

Tammie said...

Love your Quilling card Trena! You would never know that it's your first time quilling. You look like a pro. :)
Love the Great Dane card, so cute and cleaver with the quilled balloons! Great birthday card for anyone!