Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Some more 'ghostly' quilling!

The mysterious 'ghostly' card I featured in yesterday's post seems to have been very well received - thanks, everyone, for your very kind comments!

Today, I decided to make another card using a printed 'quilled' image as a background for some real quilling. I had actually been thinking about the way in which duplicate images are layered on top of one another in decoupage. I wanted to quill a bright yellow daisy for today's card, so I started by creating a digital image of a quilled daisy for the background, which I printed in grey at 50% opacity. Then I added some colourful quilling on top, using bright yellow marquises which I deliberately made smaller than the printed marquises, producing a 'shadow' effect.

Here's the finished design - not as 'ghostly' as yesterday's, but hopefully still quite effective:


  1. Philippa,
    The shadow gives a depth effect in quilling.
    Very nice!

  2. what is beautiful!
    Greetings Baukje

  3. I love it. The shadow effect is perfect.

  4. it's not ghostly anymore. it 'expands' the design

  5. OH MY---these are just so beautiful. Thank you for ALL you do to turn us on to this amazing art-form. I just love giving it a try!

  6. What a great idea, Philippa! That shadow effect makes your card look so unique! Great work!



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