Monday, July 2, 2012

Lovely Quilled Hearts

I struggled for a bit with this Etsy Paper Twirlies team photo inspiration challenge.  We are showcasing photos from other Etsy Sellers and deriving inspiration for a new item from them.  In this challenge, we are casing crochetgal's slipper tutorial.  Here is her image:

At first, I was thinking about lounging and footwear and I was thinking maybe spa flip flops.  But then, I really like the brown booties best, so I thought about moccassins tromping on snow (the white background).  I let it sit in my head for a while and this song kept popping up in my mind:

I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts.
There they are all standing in a row.
Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head!

So, I decided I had to do a row of similar items in different shapes and sizes.  Here's what I came up with:

This is my lovely bunch of quilled hearts.  I embossed the white background and I paper pierced the oval.  I hand wrote the little message.  I'm giving this card to a co-worker.  I had to work this long weekend to keep up with deadlines and one support staff volunteered to come in and assist me.  I was very grateful.

Purple is her favourite colour.  I like how this card turned out.  It was difficult for me to make such teeny hearts.  I'll have to make more for my shops - when I find the time.


  1. Love it! Great colors and textures, I really like it a lot.

  2. This is such a sweet card. I love the pop of colour on the white background.

  3. Ow, I love quilling, it is a beautiful artform. I love your hearts and card, just came out so beautiful and elegant.



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