Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Unity and Elmer's

As I mentioned yesterday in my Gallery Idol post, (psst...vote here) Elmer's Glue-All and I took our relationship to the next level this past week (which is why I felt I should refer to him with his proper "Glue-All" name instead of "white school glue.").  What started this new-found love?  Why, it was this gorgeous masterpiece from Craftastical:
Photo from Craftastical Blog
Isn't that the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen?  Really makes me miss my old monogram-"C" just doesn't do it for me.  Nonetheless, I thought it would be fun to try and use the same idea with a stamp: Unity's So & So Loves.  So while my husband sat down to watch Das Boot, I sat down with a bunch of 1/4 inch strips of paper, cutterbee scissors, tweezers, a foam brush, and Elmer's.  Three hours later the movie was over and this was finished (as well as some tasty chocolate chip cookies because that's the type of good wife I am):
I started off by stamping the image using PTI white ink.  Since it was a bit hard to see, I stamped it again on some scratch paper, then used that image as a reference to cut all the pieces to length.  I did one tree at a time, cutting all the lengths, then gluing them on to match the image.  The letters I did free-hand because I'm wild like that.  Extreme close-up:
I stamped the bird on red paper, cut him out, then put little support pieces behind him to hold up near the edge of the paper.  Certainly not as sophisticated and elegant as my inspiration piece, but sometimes I'm more of a camp-craft-y gal, know what I mean? 

Thanks again for all of your comments yesterday on my Unity & Gallery Idol posts and remember to leave another comment today for a chance to win a Unity stamp set!

35 comments:

Shalini said...

wow, this is so intricate and pretty!!! love it...

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh...this is stunning, your creations never cease to amaze me:0
Jenny x

Lindsey said...

Speechless. Holy moly, Meg, this is beyond amazing! LOVE it. Wow.

~amy~ said...

**thud**

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Are you kidding me?!? This is absolutely amazing, Meg! You definitely should frame this. I would be scared to mail it! You are one creative and PATIENT lady. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!!!!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, wow, Meg!! What a totally cool approach to this awesome Unity stamp! I never in a million years would have thought to outline it quilling-style. Beauty!

Angela Fehr said...

Gasp! This is absolutely stunning!

Emily Leiphart said...

GET OUT!!! I'm pretty sure NO ONE in Unity's history has ever made a card like this based on one of their stamps. You rock, Meg! I seem to be saying that every day these days but it's true! ;)

Jimmi said...

WOW! this is SO cool and SO gorgeous!

Maria Levine said...

WOW, that is fabulous!! Simply stunning!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

God Bless You and your patience!! I quilled a little bit when I was younger. I liked it, but it never stuck. This is just tremendous!!!!!!!!

Maria

kasia c. said...

Uh! WOW!!! this is INCREDIBLE!!

Jocelyn said...

Wow...I cannot believe this card is handmade. Wow. Wow. This is a great display of some serious patience!

SHartl said...

WOW! You are just knocking my socks off with your creative and original designs. This must have taken hours to do! LOVE IT!

Renee VanEpps said...

This is just amazing! And I see on your sidebar that you made the card that I voted for on Gallery Idol!! What a fantastic and creative card! Good luck!!

My Angel said...

Gorgeous card!! Love how you paper pieced the entire card!! Great Job!!

Laura /sandytoz said...

Such a cool idea, Might just have to do this one......when I have time!

Jessica said...

wow, this is just fabulous! I can't believe how detailed this is! Incredible!!!

Erin said...

Stunning doesn't even begin to describe this card! WOW, I think I'm speechless.

michib said...

what an absolutely amazing card!!! gorgeous work!

onecraftymama said...

OK, this is freaking amazing. I even quill, and I never in a million years thought to quill something based on a stamp. O-M-G. And what are you talking about, not as sophisticated and elegant? Um, liar.
Also, cookies? Way better wife than I am. (That's not hard, though...lol)

Scrapycandy said...

Original! Good job.

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

OMG! This had to take forever! I just bought myself paper quilling supplies! Yours is wonderful!

NoraAnne said...

This is awesome! You have quite a talent...! SO creative :) I just love it!

Carol said...

Wow, what a creative project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

emily said...

Wow, this is very creative and unique. I really like it.

Gwen said...

Wow! What an amazing project!

Angelica Suarez said...

WOW!!! That is one of my favorite Unity Stamps ever and you totally knocked it out of the park with the quilling! Truly, truly amazing! Nice work Meg!! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wowee! This is so awesome. I've always wanted to try quilling on a card- and you just did it better than I imagine I ever could! This is beautiful, and you may have just started a new trend. Now I want to start quilling!

Charlotte said...

Oh WOW! how intricate & awesome these cards are! I just LOVE the tree card! So so beautiful!

Karin said...

Holy Batman! Incredible!

Angela said...

I think this post's comments may have set an exclamation-point record, so I will refrain from using them.
I can't do it! This card is amazing!!! So, so, so amazing!!!!! I have no other words. Amazing!

Sue from Oregon said...

You have an amazing amount of creative patience Meg!!! Awesome!

kksb said...

Incredible card! Clear, creative and patient. Beautiful. tfs

Ann Martin said...

Really pretty! Found you and this post via Pinterest.