Monday, April 27, 2009

Free Quilling Pattern Pink Flamingo

quilling quilled pink flamingo paper filigree filigrana
When I think ofFlorida, I cannot help but think of Pink Flamingos. This is probably a throwback to the 70s and 80s - as it is the stereotypical lawn ornament isn't it?

So, in honor of my proposed trip to Florida for the 2009 NAQGCON Quilling Conference I am going to share with you a really cute, quick Pink Flamingo and show you how you can think outside the box.

For this cutie, I found clipart under the Microsoft free clipart - do a search for pink falmingo and you will find it. I kept the flamingo's legs and the water she is standing in but did not keep the body because I wanted to replace it with my quilling.

Place the clipart on the page as you would like to see it printed and then resize the clipart to fit your project. Note: To remove the body, you can insert the clipart into an MS-Word document or a PowerPoint document and then create a drawing object (a square) that is white (not clear) and place the white drawing object over the flamingo's body. This will cause the body to dissappear. :-)

I printed this on a 3-1/2 x 5 inch card blank.

Then, I did some real simple quilled shapes

The Body:

  • Take 2 - 3 full length strips of pink quilling strips and roll them into a teardrop shape.

  • Pinch the end of the loose coil ever so gently so that the body looks a bit more like a fish than a teardrop.
The Head:

  • 1 - 6 in (15.2 cm) Pink Teardrop

  • 1 - 2 in (5.1 cm) Pink Teardrop

  • 1 - 4 in (10.2 cm) Black Flat Teardrop - look at the picture, this is more flat and shaped to look like a beak than a teardrop

  • Arrange as shown in the picture

The Neck:

  • 1 - 4 in (10.2 cm) strip of Pink

  • I gently arranged this in an "S" shape from the head to the body to create the graceful neck.
Accent pieces and Embellishments:

  • 2 - 2 in (5.1 cm) strips bent in half and lightly curled to make birds

  • 1 - 12 in (30.4 cm) Loose coil

  • 6 - 3 in (7.6 cm) spirals to place around the sun to create the sun's rays
This lucky lady was used on a Birthday card. :-)

Use the picture for guidance

So, remember to look around at all the things you see and do and find the inspiration all around you.

Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

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