Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Spirit ATC Tutorial

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday and a quilled ATC tutorial!

Ok, I have to admit, as corny as it sounds, I am having fun finding odd and interesting words that start with "W" our word today is:
wadmal  -  meaning thick coarse wool
ok, not very useful, but still fun - lol

Boy, am I grateful that there are 24 hours in a day because I need every minute to get some of my posts in...

Today I wanted to share with you my absolute favorite ATC of all time! Last week I posted instructions for my Quilled Sun ATC on an acrylic background and today it is "SPIRIT" this is an ATC I made as part of a SWAP.  I just love the black and white simplicity and I hope you do too!

I started with a white cardstock and printed the words directly onto the full sheet - I played around with placement a bit until I found a font and layout that I liked.  I selected the words:

Once I printed the words onto the cardstock, I cut the cards to ATC size 2.5 in x 3.5 in (6.4 cm x 8.9 cm)

For the horse silhouette, I did a google search (and guess what, I found a site that has the image:

  • I printed the silhouette on white printer paper using an inkjet printer and cut it out
  • I decoupaged the horse onto the ATC
  • This is where a happy thing happened - the black ink ran a little and created the neatest background effect
  • I added a few glue layers to get a nice shiny look
  • You have to let the glue dry completely before you can add the quilling (if it starts to curl, place it under a heavy object)

For the quilled elements:

  • 8 - 6 in (15.2 cm) Fringed Strips White 1/8 in (  cm) wide paper
  • Create 8 fringed flowers by rolling the paper into a tight roll and then gently pressing on the fringes to make the flowers as shown.
  • 10 - 4 in (10.2  cm) White Teardrops for flower petals
  • Arrange 5 teardrops, glued at the tip (pointed end) to make flower
  • You will make 2 of these
  • Add a Crystal in the center for added sparkle
Arrange the flowers as shown

I have so many ideas floating around my head about how I might re-do this ATC... Maybe creating an outline of a horse instead of using a silhouette image - perhaps creating a flowing mane and tale instead of the fringed flowers... so many possibilities :-)

Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco


Ann said...

I just love it when those unexpected things happen that you can turn into something favorable. The ATC looks great. thanks for sharing your tutorial

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Morph Waffle said...

Very pretty!

SUGANTHI said...

The horse silhouette goes so well with your words. Such a wonderful idea.The fringed flowers look pretty.

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

How amazing is this? I wish I quilted---I am super jealous right now, because I could only dream of doing something like this! :o) Great!
Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

Szalonaisa said...

Great idea :)

Mihaela said...

Very nice idea!

E Makes Art said...

wow! You've been busy around here!! I love this horse! Beautiful! And your photo in the post below is beautiful too!


Merry said...

This is lovely. Great idea with the flowers down the mane. Visiting from Make it Monday.

Dana said...

This is really beautiful! The quilling looks so pretty.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment - I found the link to your ATC on Make it Monday.

Larisa said...

Saw theis project on *Make It Monday* and it is wonderful!

Erum Tasneem said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the bleeding ink effect.
I came here via Make it Monday.

Kerrie said...

Lovely flowers and great card.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
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