Friday, July 26, 2013

MC July/13 - Quill Bird of Paradise - Hum of Bees

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One of my quilling friends was working on a Bird of Paradise plant in quilling. She was using an image from a cover of a quilling book, and I made a comment that it was a pretty chunky looking plant... So then I decided to make one too - BIG GRIN.
I like the flower portion of the plant and the leaves, but I goofed when it came to gluing down the stems of the  leaves. I clustered the stems too closely together which I don't like - makes them appear like one thick stem with leaves coming off the single stem, but can't do anything about it... It should have been clustered lower down and then have each stem just branch out individually.

---UPDATE July 27th: so I made a 2nd card which I like much better BIG GRIN.


I used a Cuttlebug "Honeycomb" 5 x 7 embossing folder on the front of my side folded white 5"w x 7"h card, then sponged Distress "Mustard Seed" and "Ripe Persimmon" around the edges.

Adhered my plant elements. Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed on white cardstock. Layered that on a metallic dark green cardstock then onto card front with 3D foam tape.

Added one more leaf so it sits on top of the quote. As a final touch, die cut a bee (Elizabeth Craft Designs) and colored the layers before assembling it.

And it fits for these challenges:
Old Back Porch #82 card a week
Crazy Challenge  #150 summertime
Fashionable Stamping  #51  flora & fauna
One Stitch at a Time  #173 favorite technique (usually either background embossing/sponging &/or quilling)
Pan Pastel UK  #29 summertime



10 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is so creative. I love this flower. We have loads of them in our garden and we call them Strelitzias. Your sentiment is also wonderful.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pillan said...

Nice card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.
/Pillan

Sanna Lippert said...

beautiful card!!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, the flower and leaves look fantastic. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
Yvonne/Meggymay

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, I love the embossed background, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK challenge
Lindsay xx

Nicie Ibarra said...

Beautiful creation!!!

Miss Emerald said...

Beautiful and sweet summer card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, I love the quilling, it looks fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping challenges and PanPastel UK too
Claire xx

Josephine said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Katie Stringer said...

Really lovely card
Thanks for joining in at OSAAT
Hugs katie x