Sunday, January 15, 2012

Barbles Challenge #2 and Little Red Wagon #115...

I had an idea in mind for this photo from Barbles Challenge #2:
and when I read that little red wagon's challenge this go-round was 'itty bitty yellow polka dot bikini'  the whole card idea came together.

Supplies: yellow MFP cardstock from JJ;
two dot folders from Cuttlebug;
shimmer quilling paper;
envelope: Wordsworth stamp & Mustard Seed distress ink


I find the shimmer quilling paper hard to work with - my usual glue doesn't seem to hold the coils as well, but I knew I wanted to use it because of the shimmer in Barb's picture. Each coil was rolled, shaped, and glued, and then I used coins to hold each coil while it dried. Luckily the edges of the paper aren't coated with the same shimmer material, so gluing the finished coils was not a problem. There were definitely some interesting words used during the initial phases of this project, though.

Go join in Barb's second Barbles challenge!
You have until January 31st to link up
So that's 3 of Barb's fabulous photos I've used as inspiration so far...two of them I've actually made more than one card. Still have to upload/edit those...and get my ideas for the other two down on paper. I am soooo loving this challenge :)

xoxo,
Jessi 


10 comments:

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Wow - pure sunshine for the soul! Love that bright yellow and the quilling technique - never tried that myself - looks so difficult!

Barb said...

EEEK!!! love this! I've never tried quilling...there would be some 'interesting' words used during the process for me too! lol This card is so beautiful...you've paid attention to every detail. This might be my fave of the cards I've seen you make so far. Thanks so much for linking up again...i love your takes on this challenge! xx

lostinpaper said...

Super cute! What an amazing flower and I adore all those embossed polka dots!

Tammy said...

Love the 2 different embossed backgrounds! Cool flower too! Thanks for playing with us at LRW!!

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous, that flower is amzing! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

Emily Keaton said...

You. nailed. this. perfectly. Jessi, you are a genius!!! LOVE, love, love your quilling, as always. Smart girl, you, to use coins as gluing weights!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oooo...the bold yellow is most awesome! It definitely reminds me of the inspiration pic. The dots are perfect on this card!

Theresa said...

So totally PERFECT!! I think I need to look into quilling. It's just stunning.

JJ Bolton said...

There's nothing in this card that I don't absolutely love! I love how the bloom is the star of the show. And the background embossing is adorable! This will be on my fave list for 2012 for sure!

Jenny said...

Amazing flower Jessi, perfect!
Jenny x