Quilled E Monogram with Fringed Flowers



So I made a monogram for a friend who is turning 40 and requested a no gift policy – well, I'll still be able to say "I didn't buy anything." I wanted to show the flowers bursting forth in different stages of bloom. The "moat" which corrals the quilled flowers ends up hiding the quilled base from most angles; tilting the blossoms on their sides doesn't hurt either. I designed each flower pattern and cut them digitally on the Silhouette.


I’ve just discovered Moxie Fab World through a reader’s post of an intricately quilled heart, by Sweet Spot Cards. MFW have weekly challenges in their side bar, and I was pleased to find the right stuff in my stash for their “Pretty Pastels Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World“, shown below:


20 comments:

  1. OMG! Awesome! Thanks for the shout out. I ADORE my silhouette too. It can do SO much! I just recently used the print and cut feature and was literally squealing like a little girl. Happy quilling and paper cutting! ;)

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  2. Amazing!!! Gorgeous work as always!

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  3. Hey Cecilia! Thanks for entering the Pretty Pastels Challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  4. This is so beautiful! . What a wonderful gift idea!

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  5. Wow!!!gorgeous!!
    Nati from Brazil
    http://natiquill.blogspot.com

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  6. Your flowers are stunning! do you share or sell the patterns?

    Also, I think your cards and projects rock!

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  7. Thanks for the enthusiasm everyone! Soraya, I have been thinking about selling my flower patterns on Etsy soon. I have wanted to buy a quilling fringer for years but now that I have a digital cutter, I love that I can make it look more than just 90˚ cuts. Stay tuned for more!

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  8. Adorable monogram! :)

    Irina
    http://irinascutebox.blogspot.com/

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  9. Beautiful. Just found your work on craft-gawker. I'd love to see a pattern!

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  10. Stellar work. I'm a firm believer that some of the best gifts are those that aren't bought :)

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  11. SO gorgeous! I thought that the flowers were fake plastic -- I can't believe that they're from paper and that you designed them yourself! I see that you have some cutting files in your Etsy shop, but I don't see the flowers -- do you sell the flower pattern? They are absolutely stunning!

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    1. Hi Lorene,

      Thanks for your wonderful comments {blush}! Yes, each petal and stamen were hand colored one at a time, just to get the subtle monochromatic color scheme I wanted.

      I've been trying to get through my to-do list to sell them but have been letting other projects get in the way. I'd love to sell them one day...

      Cecelia

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    2. Cecelia,
      You are so very talented - and patient! I completely understand about other projects getting in the way. If you ever do sell the pattern, I would love to purchase it. Good luck with all of your beautiful creations!

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    3. Thanks so much Lorene! I will definitely keep you on my list to contact. I admit I am impatient to launch them!

      Cecelia

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    4. Hi Lorene, I'm thrilled to tell you I have made the rounded petals available on my Etsy store. PLUS I'm really happy I stalled because I made all the joins rounded so a dullish blade won't "pick" at tight corners. Thanks for giving me that extra little push to get this project done!
      Cecelia

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  12. I am in love with this purple monogram. Just had a baby girl (after two joys) and am doing her room in purples. Would you be interested in selling one in similar colors? If so, how much? Mktgmeg8@yahoo.com

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  13. I have the same question as Megan, kittykay127@yahoo.com Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kittykay127, thanks very much for asking. However at the moment I'm not making items to sell.

      Cecelia

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