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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quilled heart frame

One of my friends was 40 yesterday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUDREY!!  I made her a card, some cupcakes, with toppers, and this frame made with different types of quilled papers.  I cut lots and lots of cardstock and patterned papers and 3 times had to make more as I kept running out.  


In my head I had an idea, but the first time around it did not work out right, the wet glue I used to glue the quills down warped the paper and there was no way it would sit straight in the frame so I pulled it apart and left the whole thing till nearly 11pm the night before her Birthday (nothing like being prepared eh!).


So I trimmed around the heart, and glued it on a different backing sheet of cardstock and then took the plunge and finished the piece...  




Note grubby handprints on the side of the fame - that was me!!


Close-up of the frame, the colours a shades of pink and a light gray, on a gray sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock.  The title (slightly obscured) says My Girls.  The tiara is my friends mother in law's communion tiara, and the lovely lady died recently and it seemed like the right time to have a photo of each of the girls wearing the tiara, just to add another layer of sentimentality to the gift.


She loved it (I think) and is now looking for a place to show it off.

Back soon with the cupcakes, and cards.

Ta M

11 comments:

Handmade Hannah said...

A beautiful project - it must have taken you ages. By the way - my maths is working out and the bespoke kits are on! Will be in touch :)

Julie M said...

Wow, Michelle - that is so gorgeous. The big white frame is a perfect foil for all those pinks/greys. I'm not surprised she loves it!

Julie :o)

Mandy,Crafty Angel, the original said...

this is so stunning!!! beautiful idea!! xx

Alana said...

This is so pretty and unique. It's wonderfull.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful project, I am sure she loved it

Claireliz said...

Wow, its fab! I'm not surprised she loved it, it's gorgeous.
C
xx

Sandra said...

I'm not surprised she loved it, it's just beautiful.

C. Camp said...

Gorgeous project

Glen said...

That is soo pretty Michelle. It looks like it took you forever! *Ü* Lovely colours, lovely photos - lovely everything. TFS. ~Glen~

Lisa said...

wow wow wow wow... what a gift to receive! I can just imagine the amount of time spent creating this but it was very worth while because its just stunning!!!!!!

Emy said...

I've just seen this. What a fabulous and modern way to use quilling. - love it!