Friday, March 26, 2010

The {SAS}sy Scrap Around the World Tour is in France!

Supplies:
Paper: Prima
Flowers: Prima
Pearls & Crystals: Prima
Tools: Quilled Creations Beginner Quilling Kit
Ink: Clearsnap

Bonjour! The fourth stop on Scrap Attack Scrapbooking's Scrap Around The World Tour is France! The French challenge is to create a layout or 2 cards using a paper rolling technique called quilling.

Here is some background information from Wikipedia: Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is glued at the tip and the coil shaped, these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork. During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day.

You do not need any special tools or papers to quill, although a quilling set which includes a circle sizer ruler, a slotted tool, a needle tool, fine-tip tweezers, a glue pen and 1/8" quilling paper, will make quilling less difficult. Several flower patterns require only the use of pins and a cork board. I found a fabulous webpage called Inna's Creations that features several quilling tutorials and fantastic pieces that I used for inspiration.

Everyone who completes this challenge by midnight PST on April 30th, 2010 will earn a ticket for the prize drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store!

5 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning!! I love this page.

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  2. Gorgeous Dana, look at all those flowers!! Love it!

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  3. I just love this paper, and your quilling is divine Kristy.

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  4. Lovely, very nicely done!
    Be careful quilling can become very addicting!

    Keep on Quillin',
    Denise
    http://www.customquillingbydenise.com/shop
    http://customquilling.blogspot.com/

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  5. Very pretty! Your quilling and roses compliment the background perfectly.

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