my Flickr page - and there really could not be a better example of what I mean than this.
Back in the summer, my friend's husband took this lovely photograph of an opportunist flower poking its pretty head through a gap in their garden fence. The moment I saw it, I could feel a card design coming on, with some quilling to reflect both the colours of the flower and the attractive irregular shapes of its petals.
To make the card, I 'pulled' the photo into a circular border on my computer, scaling it so that the circle is largely filled by the flower, with just a little bit of the fence panel showing through. (There are some nice colours in the panel, too!)
After printing the front of the card, I added my quilled interpretation of the flower - and here's the end result - a classic example of my favourite technique.