Thursday, October 11, 2007

{Blogger's Challenge-Week 16-Ornaments}


I realize that there are many types of ornaments, but when I hear the word, I immediately think of Christmas. Now I have to admit that I wasn't particularly thrilled with this week's challenge mainly because it's a little too early for me to get excited about creating Christmas things when I haven't even decorated outside for Halloween yet! But, being the team-player that I am, I found something that I could throw together that fit the description. I apologize for not being more enthusiastic

This ornament began with a piece of round chipboard from the On-Board collection from Stampin' Up! that I covered with a piece of blue glossy card stock. I used my Crop-A-Dile to place an eyelet to create a suitable hanger. From there I began quilling my pieces that I would put together to create my snowflake.

Quilling (also known as Paper Filigree) is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. As with any art form, practice improves quality...and I can really use more practice, but it's fine for this project! I wound my various shapes needed for the project, and carefully glued them onto the card stock. I knew it needed "something" to finish off the edge, so I scrounged around some old sewing supplies until I came up with some eyelet which I clued to the backside with regular craft glue.

I trust that my fellow Blogger Challenge participants enjoyed this challenge more than I did, and please take a moment to stop by their blogs to see their submissions. Links to all of their sites are in the left-hand sidebar.
Papers: Quilling strips from Michael's, Blue Metallic Glossy Card Stock from my local scrapbook store; Accessories: Chipboard from Stampin' Up! Crop-A-Dile, Eyelet by Making Memories, White Organdy Ribbon (Hanger) from Stampin' Up!, Craft Glue, Quilling needle.

22 comments:

Cathy said...

Your ornament is beautiful. I just love quilling.

Scrapping Donna said...

Wow, this looks great! The quilling is awesome!!

Donna

Lauren (mytime) said...

OMG! Look at YOU paper quilling! I have always wanted to try this-but I have not been able to get it together just yet. This is just lovely

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Lynn! This looks like a a real keepsake ornament.

Ida said...

Oh "Quilling" is so cool. Great job on your ornament.

Sheryl said...

Beautiful! The quilling really is elegant (and a lot of work!).

Basement Stamper said...

How awesome is that quilling!!! I haven't done quilling in a long time but when I did, I had done a few wedding invitations and they turned out wonderful but took a lot of work.

Awesome job!

Lori said...

Beautiful job. I'm impressed with your paper quilling--wow!

Connie said...

I love the look of quilling, but have never attempted to do it myself. Beautiful!

Connie

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW WOW Lynn, this is Incredible. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Vicki

Connie said...

You have many talents, Lynn. This is really cool. I may need a paper quilling lesson.

astampingteddy said...

Even though you may not have enjoyed making it - it turned out very pretty! So delicate!
Claudia

Kelly S said...

Gorgeous Lynn! Great job on the quilling! Mine never turn out this niec!

Lisa Bohler said...

Your quilling turned out beautifully! Excellent ornament!

Princess Matilda said...

This is so ornate! So beautiful.

Julie Campbell said...

Oh! You should be excited about your project! You did a great job!

MJ said...

Oh, what a great idea. I have so much quilling stuff but never use it. This ornament turned out beautiful.

Lila H said...

Yummy!!! Wonderful eye candy - I love paper quilling.

Karen said...

never done quilling myself - you did a wonderful job!! it looks great!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

oh my goodness!! WOW!!

Pat Huntoon said...

Love the quilling, Lynn -- you may not have loved the challenge, but you knocked it out of the PARK!

Stamper Gail said...

This is so pretty Lynn. I love quilling and really should get back into it. I've got all the stuff, but never seem to take it out anymore.