Hello everyone! I have been absent from both my craft room and my blog lately. I have been so busy with work and other things going on, that I just couldn't get motivated, nor had the inspiration to create... so, so sad. But last night, I broke the cycle! I spent a good couple of hours in my craft room, cleaning up, putting things away (where they belong and not just pushed to the side - we all do it)! So wonderful to have everything in it's place, right? That sparked my imagination in itself! I have been practicing my quilling techniques for some time now.... I would cut several strips of paper and then sit with my hubby as we are watching on our favorite programs on TV, and I would play around with shapes and sizes. Well, I was at Joann's on Saturday night and found a quilling kit of papers and a little pamphlet on techniques, with lots of detailed pictures. So, I bought it! :o) I came home and immidietly opened it up and checked out the book and was amazed at what I saw! Shapes I had never tried, patterns I never thought about! And this is what I made!
I made this, while I was trying to come up with a sympathy card for a young lady I am very fond of. I figured that in this situation a sad sympathy card is not what she needs, but more of a "thinking of you." I wanted it to be girly and joyful looking to perhaps cheer her up, or bring a smile to her face. She lost her boyfriend of about a year in a tragic car accident.
The tag is cut from Sentimentals, and then I added my own quilling, as well as ribbons to keep the tags together to form a card. I hope she likes it and knows that I am thinking of her and keeping her in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for looking and I promise to get back on my game of being creative! :o)