At last ... I've had time to get back to some quilling again! And I couldn't wait to start experimenting with the new crimping tool that I've just bought to give my strips a wavy effect.
Crimped strips give a great impression of rippling water, as I've tried to suggest in this card design. (The background photo, by the way, was taken by my husband on our holiday in Herm - it was supposed to be a picture of me standing on the beach, but somehow he managed to leave me out of the shot completely!! It makes a lovely background for a card, though ...)
And this card features some of the lovely shells we collected in Herm, with a few quilled specimens to complement the photo. I think the crimped strips echo the texture of real shells quite nicely.
I've only managed to make two other cards this week, both of them featuring photos that I took in the gorgeous English country gardens we visited last Sunday. Summer has finally arrived here in England, and the flowers in the gardens were fantastic. I used my crimping tool again to create wings for the butterfly, whose body is highlighted using silver and gold gel pens.