Pretty Quilled Cards by Cecelia Louie – A Book Review
I have been admiring Cecelia Louie‘s modern approach to quilling for a long time and I was always impressed by her simple, yet effective and expressive designs. Her one of a kind, unique, out of the ordinary projects make her style immediately recognizable. Needless to say, I was so happy when I found out that she wrote and published a book with paper quilling tutorials, Pretty Quilled Cards, to share with us some of her secrets and techniques!
They say “never judge a book by its covers”, but this time I can assure you that the beautiful picture with quilled cherry blossoms is a great indication for the other wonderful projects inside it.
I find that the title is a little bit misleading, as there are some layouts who fall outside the card category, like the cupcake toppers, wine glass charms, gift tags and a framed name plaque. Over 25 creative designs for all occasions await paper enthusiasts to try their hand on them and learn new things in the process. I absolutely love the fact that even the border for the contents page is quilled! Continue reading →
Quilled Clematis with Purple Flowers on a White Picket Fence.
The project that I want to share with you today is a quilled clematis with purple flowers on a white picket fence. I started working on it last week, but because I had a few custom orders pending, I only managed to finish it yesterday evening.
It was hard to decide what variety of clematis to quill because their flowers come in so many beautiful colors and shapes. I probably spent an entire day looking at pictures and only after I pulled on my desk all the purple/pink papers that I have, I decided to go for this gorgeous, rich purple shade. Continue reading →
Panels with Quilled Gerbera Flowers and a White Butterfly.
I am back with the first custom orders I got for this year, panels with quilled gerbera flowers.
I was given free hand to choose some red flowers and create a frame. A bouquet of gerberas was the first photo that popped up in my google search, so it wasn’t very hard to decide what to make. 🙂 I also wanted to add a little insect and I felt like something white will create a nice contrast, hence the butterfly. Continue reading →