Thursday, May 24, 2012

Quilling It Thursdays~ Beehive Technique

Good Morning and happy Thursday!
I am excited to show you a fun and easy techique my friend Maritza taught me at the Quilling Convention I attended last month.  This technique is called the 'Beehive Technique'.  After I learned it I was hooked!! its super easy and the finished projects look amazing.  So last saturday I had to teach a Quilling class and I decided to teach the ladies this technique.  It was a success! My sister came with me and she has never quilled and she mastered it in a blink of an eye, I was so proud of her. 

Here's the project we made:

I used the Tim Holtz Cabinet Die.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time.

Quilling Beehive Technique

First you make  petals by rolling a strip of paper around an object (ie:a ruler, a bottle of glue etc.)these are called ring coils. Then you shape them as leaves by pinching both ends, like the pic. or just one end, your choice,  you decide how big you want your petals. This will give you an open coil just like the picture.

Second you take a strip of paper and you begin rolling it from the top, give it about 3 rolls , then let it go.  Take another section of the strip and continue the process until you have made several coils on the same strip of paper.  Do not glue!

This is what you will end up with.  A strip of paper with several loose coils.

Then take the leaves that you have prepared and begin inserting the curled strip inside these.  If you have too many coils and they don't fit, simply snip them.  If you think you need more to fill in gaps, repeat second step and so on until you are completely satisfied.

This is how it should look with all the coils inside. 
Proceed to form your flower with the rest of the petals.

Here's my Sister's Project. 
Her first ever Quilled Project!

I hope you give this technique a try.  If you do you can link up your project in Mr. Linky.

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next time with another project.

Quilled Hugs!
Linda K.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quilling it Thursdays~Pocket Watch with Quilling

Happy Thursday everyone!  When I received my Quill America last month, I was inspired and many creative ideas popped in my head when I read a small article in there on using pocket watches with quilling.  My  project for today is the name tag I made for the Quilling Convention that I attended two weeks ago in Lancaster, PA.  The host of the convention asked for everyone to make their own name tags.  The pocket watch and ball chain are from Tim Holtz.  I love how it turned out. My name was cut out from a junk mail envelope, got to love that junk mail!! well that came in handy...:)  Here's the picture...

I hope this inspires you to create your own masterpiece.  If you do, you can link your project to Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.  I would love to see your creations.
Thank you for stopping by and I will see you again soon with another project.

Quilled Hugs!
Linda K.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Box~Envelope Purse

Happy Tuesday!
Today I would like to share with you a project I made using one of  My Quilling Nest's Box~Envelopes.  You can purchase these here on my blog.  I made this purse and embellished it with a rolled rose.  This was a very simple project and I love the way it came out.  Let me know what you think!

Box~Envelope Purse


Have a Crafty day and I hope you enjoy this little project.
Quilled Hugs!
Linda K.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Moms are Special!

Hello Crafty Friends!  I am so happy to be back after taking some time off.  I am charged with tons of ideas and inspiration and can't wait to begin sharing them with you.  To get a jump start I created this card in honor of all the 'Special Moms' in a special day like today.  Wishing you all 'Crafty and Non-Crafty Moms out there a Happy and Fun Day filled with lots of love and hugs.  Wishing my mom a Super day surrounded by 4 of her children (we are 6) and 9 of her grand-kids.  
'Te Amo Mami eres la Mama mas linda del Universo'~sorry had to say that in Spanish.
The dress die cut is from Spellbinders and the Sentiment is from My Creative Time 'Mom You Rock' stamp set. The Roses were made using circles and then cutting them in a spiral way.  Hopefully I'll have a tutorial on how to make them after I get over a chest cold that has left me without a horrible!!!
Here's my creation let me know what you think.

Happy Mother's Day!
Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.