Sunday, August 25, 2013

Week Forty: Puddle-Wonderful

Only one day late, I'm catching up!

This week's post is inspired by the quote included, using words from a poem called 'Just In' by E.E. Cummings, and frequently paraphrased thusly: "The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful".

We have a little kid under a big umbrella, walking through the rain and enjoying the puddles.

This technique for water was a bit of a practice for me, for a big special piece involving water that I will be working on as soon as I've ordered a lot more of these shades of blue...
It's a good reminder to try and see things from a positive perspective as much as you can, and enjoy the little pleasures in life.

Okay, so that's cute, and it was good fun to make. This week's project will be up as soon as I can fit it in to my annoyingly full schedule.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Week Thirty-Nine: Dragonflies

So, I'm over a week late, but as no one asked I'm not explaining why, HA!

It seems that plenty of people have been visiting the blog anyway, so that's lovely, nice to know that my little place can hum along on its own without me. Let's get on with it then.

This (or last) week I've used my butterfly technique to make some pretty dragonfly cards.



Anyway, they're cute, I'm in a hurry, I'll be back soon-ish to put up this week's post, so see you then.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Week Thirty-Eight: Ferris Wheel

Those of you from Brisbane will already know why I've chosen to create a Ferris Wheel this week, but for those reading from afar, this week will see the start of the Brisbane Exhibition, otherwise known as the Ekka.

The quote came first, and the ferris wheel popped into my head as I read it, and I just had to make it right away. It's actually been made for about a month, but I wanted to save it for the Ekka theme, but it's been hard keeping it a secret!

It won't fit behind glass unfortunately, but personally I think that would reduce the impact of the piece. I love this sooo much, both image and sentiment, I think I might keep the original, but I'm sure I'll make more to sell!

I used plain/metallic scrapbooking paper for the structure of the Ferris wheel and the carriages, then silver quilling paper for the actual wheel, and more quilling paper to edge the carriages and the love heart at the centre of the Wheel.

I wanted the quote to be small and in a simple sort of font, so as to not compete for the initial impact of the quilling.

I went for softer, pastel colours in a bit of a rainbow colour scheme, though I think one with shades of red and pink would also work.

Next week we're going to take a walk in the rain...

Have fun!