Saturday, March 26, 2011

School Boy by Dazzling Delight

Time for our second entry for the PaperTwirlies Spring Wake Up challenge!  This week, we are showcasing Dazzling Delight paper quilling on Etsy.  Her 3D paper quilled school boy is a true amazement.  Here's what the artist, Beth, has to say about her morning routine:

"My son started kindergarten this year. It was quite tramatic for me, but he is thriving and LOVES it!! My mornings are sometimes a bit hectic (when I accidently hit that szooze one too many times!) but it's such a joy to see my son enjoying school and his teachers and friends!"

This paper quilled boy sculpture is so detailed, right down to his rock star sneakers, his little lunch box and his new backpack with zippers and hanging straps and all!

About Dazzling Delight:
I started paper quilling when I was around 13 years old. My great-aunt, who was a nun intriduced me to the art. I went to the library found all the books I could on the topic (I think it was 2 books!) and spent the rest of the afternoon hand cutting construction paper into long strips. My creations then were quite sad, but I was so proud of myself! Years later, I am still quilling and I love it just as much (maybe even more because I don't have to hand cut my strips of paper anymore!)

To see more of her creations, visit the Dazzling Delight paper quilling store on Etsy!

If this week is about the kiddos, next week is all about *you* looking and feeling pretty! Stay tuned for next time when we will show you a challenge entry from Quilly Nilly!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Perk Up by Fairy Cardmaker

Our first entry for the PaperTwirlies Spring Wake Up challenge is by FairyCardmaker. She says:

"There are two things I do religiously every morning: brush my teeth and set the kettle for tea. I need that fix of caffeine before I tackle the day! Everyone has their favourte coffee or tea place but mine is right at home in my kitchen."

This card is a quilled teacup card that can stand on its own to display the message inside.

About Fairy Cardmaker:

While I dabble in paper quilled cards, I specialize in cards that minimize mailing bulk. Many of the die cuts on my cards are my own designs and I am just starting to explore the world of stamps.

I started Fairy Cardmaker to support a local dog shelter. I also teach cardmaking and papercraft workshops where a portion of the class fee is donated to the Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (SOAR). Some cards in my shop have proceeds going to SOAR too.

If you would like to see more of my work, you can keep up with me on my blog: Fairy Cardmaker's Workshop.
Next week, we will see an entry of 3D quilling! Stay tuned!