Okay, onto the challenge...
This week the challenge is an inspiration challenge! Isn't this an adorable baby room??
I love the clean, constrasting, airy colors in this photo, and I was inspired by the circles. The circles of course led my imagination to paper quilling (remember, my new fetish?...err...that I need to learn more about?). Well, quilling flowers didn't seem too hard to accomplish, so I went to work using the colors in the photo. I used Sahara Sand as my background color. I know it's not quite as dark as the paint in the photo, but it's close in hue and it kept my card summery, so I went with it :O) I wasn't as inspired by the pillow's turtle, but I loved the rug! I just didn't manage to incorporate the stripes onto my card. Tracey's sneak peek looks like she might have though :]
This is my take on the challenge and my first REAL attempt at paper quilling (I really shouldn't count the "steam" from my card last weekend :O) Let me just say, I haven't exactly nailed the art of adhering quilled paper. I know it's important for the glue/adhesive not to show, and I think I managed that okay, but keeping those center circles glued together took an act of Congress! I used two different adhesives (Tombow and MS glue)...neither held permanently. Probably used too much of both and it had a counter-effect. Oh well. I plan on buying some glue that is designed for paper quilling this weekend. Translation: Elmers :O)
I have to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Alice H. and Sylva for sending some awesome paper quilling leads! I learned a lot from these sites alone:
Oh, and check out the BEAUTIFUL paper quilling Sylva did around her framed wedding invitation! Isn't it AWESOME!!! I've convinced myself that I'll be that good one day!! Stay tuned...
Hopefully I'll get my hands on one of the instruction books soon and learn some really cool designs! I LOVE learning new crafts! I keep saying that sewing is next, and I keep putting it off for other things :O) One of these days I WILL learn to use a sewing machine! LOL
Okay, I'm rambling now! Be sure to check out the other team member's creations! They're sure to inspire you to play along!! Here's a sneak peek from some of them:
Stop by their blogs for the full view and maybe some other projects to get your creative juices flowing :O) The ladies in bold font are the ones who were able to play along this week.
If you play along, be sure to upload the direct link to your post in Mr. Linky!!
Also, if you use an online gallery, please use keyword MTTI02 :O) Can't wait to see your take on the inspiration challenge!!
Hope you have a long, craft-filled, relaxing weekend!