CASE Study #80 - Quilled Zinnia
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Wow, I can't believe it's March already! So that means we have a brand new muse at CASE Study, this month we're going to be inspired by the lovely Laura Bassen! (This lady has amazing style!) Check out her inspiration card this week.
Fabulous CAS design, I love the focal point with stitched detail, how she layered the hearts and the simple sentiment. I chose to CASE the layout, the floral focal point, the stripes and sentiment placement.
I wanted quite a striking focal point so I made this quilled flower. I'm not going to lie, this took AGES to make! I just bought this fabulous new quilling book - Quilled Flowers (A Garden of 35 Paper Projects) by Alli Bartkowski, it has how to make these lovely Zinnia flowers in it. When I looked at it in the book it didn't look like it was going to take as long as it did but I started it so I HAD to finish it!!
It's not even perfect (visible paper joins) but hey I know for next time (when I have several hours to kill!). I did learn some new techniques that I hadn't tried before like cupping, to make the layers stand up.
The leaves were not part of the project, I'm pretty sure I've seen these somewhere online, very easy to do, cut out leaf shape, score and stitch centre and use a needle nose tweezers to pinch and twist the vein lines in the leaves.
Here's something that was quick and easy, the sentiment!! 'Hello Sunshine!' from Sticker Sentiments - Spring by SRM Stickers.
The white grosgrain ribbon is from the Craft Fairy. The stripy background I stamped using one of the new sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps - Heirloom Patterns (this one's designed by Anya). I stamped it using VersaMagic Tea Leaves. Don't forget to pop over to CASE Study and check out the amazing creations from the DT. If you have time this week play along, we'd love to see your creations. : )