Thursday, February 24, 2011

Quilled Palm Tree Cards

For my upcoming Stampin' Up! card swap our theme was tropical.  I decided to create tropical cards with quilled palm trees.  I didn't realize the amount of time it would take to create them because I had to quill 63 palm fronds!  I think they came out great though.  It was fun and I hope the ladies at the swap enjoy them.  You can visit Anne's site for all your Stampin' Up! stuff.  I'll be doing more quilling tutorials soon so keep an eye out for them!

Big News!


I am thrilled to be chosen to be on the design team for AiFactory!  AiFactory creates digital stamps, graphics and clipart.  I so excited to begin my adventure creating with their images.  Every week I will be creating cards, scrapbook pages or altered items using their images.  Then they will be posted on their challenge blog where you can join in on the challenge to win great prizes.  So have a visit to the community, store and challenge blog and join in on the fun!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Our World Our Art

So it may have been the last year of One World One Heart and it had a great turn out this year of almost 900 participants, but not to worry, Our World Our Art is coming in 2012! 
You can read all about it and sign up HERE.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

One World One Heart Winners!

I can't believe that we had 871 participants in this years OWOH event! 
It was great to meet all of you.  You are all an amazing group of artists, thank you for sharing your talents with the world.  You can see the original post about the event here.

Here are the winners:

The winner of my paper roses:


Lauren!


The winner of my grungy quilled pieces:


Pea!

 Thank you again for visiting and participating in this years OWOH event! 

One World One Heart Event!

Comments are closed.
Thank you to all of you that visited.  
It was nice to meet all 871 of you!
You can see who the winners are by visiting here.

This post will remain on top until February 17th.
Don't forget to comment to enter your name in the drawing!


Lisa created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. 2007 had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong.

There was a strong showing the first year for sure, and then in 2008 had just about tripled that number. In 2009 there were 911 participants and 28 countries were represented in the 2009 event as well.
This is more than wanting to win something.......that is only the means.......in the end it's about finding kindred spirits. Someone who may be fairly new to blogging, not sure how to navigate, find others and have others find them....Some are long time bloggers and in some cases well known in the blogging community. Whatever the case it brings all of them together.

This is an INTERNATIONAL event that has and had participants from the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Malaysia, Brazil, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England,Wales, Slovenia and more. It transcends geographical location, socio economics, political affiliation, religious beliefs......it's a coming together like the giant community we are on this planet. If only it took a simple giveaway to create PEACE everywhere, in the mean time here we give from our hearts. We are not solving the worlds problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging.

This is the 5th and final year of OWOH so thank you Lisa for another great event for the chance to meet new people and gain new friends.

Since it is the last year of this event I decided to have
TWO GIVEAWAYS!
Leave a comment to let me know you were here. 
I promise to go visit your blog too.  This is a international event so anyone can enter.  I will draw the winners (there will be 2) on February 18th and I will let the winners know via email.  Thanks for stopping by, it's nice to meet you!

My first giveaway are some delicate paper roses.  I just started making these so you get my first set!  They measure approximately 2 inches. 




My other giveaway are some grungy quilled flowers and a dragonfly.
They also measure approximately 2 inches.



See you soon!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 2011 Artist Of The Month

Here I am late again on posting my artist of the month, but I didn't forget all together.  My mind is still in tact for the time being!  I wanted to showcase Annie.  Her quilling is just amazing.  She's one of the most creative quillers I know.  Her pictures on Flickr of all her quilling work are fascinating to look at.  Go see them by clicking here.  Here's what I found out about Annie from her blog:
"I am a multi hobbie craft person. I love to experiment with paper but Quilling and Mirror Art is my favourite.I am a housewife who spend all my free time on creating something beautiful with a minimum cost as possible. I try not to copy anything from others but learn and experiment my own methods. These are all easy craft which needs patience clear mind and a bit of talent too. It gives a lot of satisfaction, peace of mind and happiness. It is in a way a meditation too. My talent for handcraft was from my very young days. There is no limit to my experiments on various handwork. you name it I try it" 
"I did not know what quilling was, till I accidentally got this little magazine with a picture of a quilled rat, while I was looking for books on art and craft in a book store. I just took a glimps at it and put it away.I love experimenting new handcrafts and I never throw junk without thinking twice how I could make use of it. When I ran out of ideas and was wondering what next, the thought of this little rat flashed back at me. I did not know how it was done cause I did not bother looking at it. But I knew it was with strips of paper. Looking back now I am so happy I did not look at it cause that is what inspired me to quill the way I do. The professional quillers will note that my method is different.I twisted paper in all ways till I was satisfied with it."THE LADY IN THE GARDEN" is my very first quilled picture.I started quilling about three years back. I had no knowledge of how to work on a computor too, till my husband got me a Laptop one year ago. I just Googled, to learn everything I did not know. Now my Laptop is my best friend that connects me to the world

I do not have a single tool for quilling that I bought. I make them.If you are a person who like quilling, and have no tools or strips, just follow the method I used. All strips in my pictures are made with 1/8" of strips cut out of A4 coloured paper. They are so cheep. Sometimes the darker shades are bit expensive.You can use a toothpick by making a small slit at the pointed end and use it to quill or get a ribbon embroidery needle and chip the tip of the eye so it would look like a needle split in two. Get an old felt pen (the pens that kids use for colouring, in case you do not know) cut of the felt point and insert the pointed side of your needle into it. You have a perfect quilling needle and that is what I use. And for the basic just go to "you tube" and look for "basic quilling". There are plenty of tutorials by experience quillers. You too could be an expert in no time. But a little bit of advice, try not to do what others have done. Learn from them but try out your own pictures. It is only then that you get satisfaction and happiness of what you do." 
Make sure to visit Annie to see all of her great quilling and other wonderful crafts she does.  
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