"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CCC #58 loving memories...

Hello friends!!  Happy Tuesday!  I made it through freshman orientation at my son's high school (which happens to be the high school I graduated from many, many years ago... Go Tigers!!) yesterday.  Still shaking my head a bit at the thought of having a child in high school... eeps!!  Anywhoo... I digress!!  It is Tuesday and that means time for a new CASology cue word.  This week the word is paper... so many different directions you can take this one in for sure!  And we have a fabulous sponsor this week... CC Designs, as well as a fabulous guest designer... none other than the amazingly talented Jenny from Crafting in the Country! 




For my card I decided to do some quilling.  About six months ago I decided to revisit the paper crafting technique of quilling.  I had done some quilling many years ago, but gave it up for other paper crafting pursuit.  Quilling is a very simple technique that involves taking thin strips of paper rolling them up using a slotted quilling tool.  Once you have rolled up the paper strip you remove the roll from the quilling tool and allow it to open up into a loosely coiled circle.  The end is adhered to the circle and the circle is shaped in to various different shapes like a teardrop or marquise.  The various shapes are then glued to cardstock to create many different things like flowers, butterflies, etc.  Recently quilling dies have appeared on the market that allow you to make different types of flowers.  I used the traditional quilling method to create the stem and leaves, as well as a set of new quilling dies to create the flower head.   Quilling requires very thin paper so the type of cardstock that most of us use for paper crafting won't work, but I discovered that some types of patterned papers are thin enough to use in a quilling tool.  The flower was made using traditional quilling paper, as well as patterned paper from the Penny Black Madison 6x6 pad.  Once all the pieces were created I arranged them on the cardstock piece and adhered them in place.  Lastly I added the sentiment (from Our Daily Bread Designs), rounded two corners and adhered the piece to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... I cannot wait to see what fun "paper" ideas all you super talented paper crafters come up with for this challenge!! In the meantime make sure you check out the cards from the rest of the design team: Melissa, Judy, Meghan, Ardyth, Gillian, Maureen, Kimberly, Jen and Tracey and our guest designer, Jenny!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! So Saffron; Quilling paper:  Quilled Creations; PP:  Penny Black; Stamps:  ODBD; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Quilling Tool

18 comments:

Gillian R said...

Perfect quilling, great idea for the Cue Card this week

Meghan said...

Clever take on this week's cue card. Your quilled leaves are gorgeous!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely bloom of paper and the filligree stem is amazing!!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous! Quilling is a fantastic idea for this challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a beautiful card Rosemary! Congrats on your colourQ crowning!

Barb Ghig said...

Love your beautiful flower, Rosemary! Such a fun take on the cue word!
Best of luck to your son as he begins high school...gosh, they grow up so fast!

Faith A said...

Beautiful flower Rosemary, love the card too.

Deepti said...

wohooo, this is terrific, I never knew that you are sooooooooo good with quilling too :) love the card :)

Jen W. said...

Awesome take on the cue word and I love that gorgeous flower you created!

judkajudi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That flower is perfect for the challenge .... how fun that your son is attending the school you attended. I was an Army brat and there are no such connections in my life ...

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Rosemary! It looks like to picked up right where you left off! Amazing project! {[hugs}}

Brenda said...

Ooh, that flower is stunning Rosemary! A Quilling Die, never knew that existed!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This card is SO precious, Rosemary! I love it! How cool that your son is going to your old high school! Those traditions are so wonderful! But really where does the time go - LITS!!

Jenny said...

The flower is so pretty Rosemary, quilling is just perfect for the cue word :0) I simply love your CAS design and beautiful sentiment.
Thank you for your kind introduction, I love joining such an amazingly talented design team :0)
Jenny x

Michelle said...

is there anything you can't do?! love the quilling!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, your quilling is perfect and beautiful...the flower goes so well with your sentiment, so soft and soothing. Gorgeous card!

Greta said...

Wow--this is such a wonderful card, Rosemary! Love the quilling, flower, sentiment, design--everything!

Nat said...

gorgeous Rosemary!! I really need to try this quilling. love it :)