Thursday, May 13, 2010

Quilling Tole

Hi, all.  Do you ever have one of those days where you think that you can't win for losing?  Well, I think that I am having one of those years!  Saturday evening I was getting ready for bed and my chest started hurting.  I have been having a few bouts of this but they wouldn't last long and while concerning, they were tolerable and so I wasn't too concerned.  This time it wasn't.  I knew something was very wrong.  My husband took me to the ER and the results were a mild heart attack and a heart cath and stint was prescribed.  They found a 90% blockage and three others that could be managed with diet and meds.  I have never had heart problems and this was such a shock.  After another stay in ICU I am home again and getting adjusted to the new medication and reality check that  life is different now. I thank the Lord that he again healed and has given me more time to be with my family and friends.Come Monday I am to start back with the exercise program! Yea! You never know, so take care of yourselves!!!! Now, back to the fun stuff, I have another of the projects that I did for Custom Quilling I call quilling tole.

I call it this because it reminds me of the tole painting that I used to do.  These way cool graduated strips in the kit give a shaded look to the coils and depending upon if you roll them from the dark end or the light end it gives a different look.  I chose a Norwegian tole design to reproduce and used coils, loops, teardrops and tight rolls to mimic the painting strokes and designs and the graduated strips provided the shading. I will frame this piece in a gold frame with a matt. Check out this month's kit, newsletter and the other great things for quilling and paper art at the Custom Quilling site here.  I'd love to see what you create, link your projects in the comments section! 

I have another project to show you.  My oldest daughter had taken an interest in card making and I helped her a bit to make a card for her mother-in-law for mother's day.  This is actually her third card, but she didn't get a picture of the first two.  The open roses are punched from coffee filter and painted with Twinkling H2O's.  She chose the design, papers and made the flowers. I think she did a great job and she was happy with the results. So off to sit at my craft table for a bit and finish up a project that I started before all the drama! Back later.

Comments welcome as always, I love to hear from you!


Irena said...

This is so beautiful :)

Helen said...

Hello Sonya,
I am glad to hear that you are doing fine.

Love the Quilling Tole. Lucky me I happen to have a pack of these papers.

Your creativity had rub off on to your daughter. Beautiful card she made.

I have an award for you on my blog.

Anonymous said...

So glad DH got you to the ER! I am happy that you are doing well now.

Love your DT projects for this month, and all of your have definately passed on the creativity gene to DD. Her Card is beautiful!

Take cre of yourself!!

Marta said...


Anonymous said...

I have a award for you on my blog

Custom Quilling said...

YIKES... You've had a rough year!!!
So happy you're doing better.
This has to be one of my all time favorites... love the symmetry of the design.

Keep on Quillin',
Denise ~ Custom Quilling Supplies

Louise Fox said...

Sonya, I had a total hip replacement a week ago today and it went just fine except that I had a bit of a problem with replenishing my blood and I was running a slight temperature at night, and... What I am so poorly trying to say is that we really do have to take care of our health. I guess there is a time in one's life when one realizes they are not invincible. That it does take some time and energy to maintain what we have - and wow, is health a precious thing! Even something like stamping and quilling require some amount of health! Your quilling is perfection. Blessings, Louise