Tuesday, March 19, 2013

More Quilling - Unstampabelles Challenge #21



Hi everyone, I finally got this project finished....only a day late. :-)  It is time for our Halfway Inspiration post over at Unstampabelles for this months challenge - Quilling.  I was googling for something different to do and spied some vases.  Then I saw this (below) amazing rainbow vase by Mary Jean and I used that as my inspiration.  After following many links through Pinterest I discovered that Mary Jean has a Etsy store here with other beautiful pieces for sale.





I have a few photos of mine to share as I wanted to show off all the colours.  This shot shows all sides from the top.  To create my vase which stands about 6cm high.  I used the leftover strips that came with my Quilled Love Bird kit and I cut strips using my paper cutter.  This time I was able to use my quilling  tool.
This made wrapping the circles much easier and quicker.  When I had finished gluing all the shapes into place I remembered last time when I was quilling that there are gauges that you can put your circles in so that they all form the same size or the size you require. 
Like this:-

I remember making up my own gauge using washers from the shed and gluing them to a piece of cardboard.


For the base of my vase I cut 7 circles using my Spellbinder die from a cereal box.  I then glued each circle together to give a nice thickness to be able to glue the first layer of the vase too.



I would like to share this vase with:


23 comments:

  1. Fantastic Quilling vase Merry, such a lot of work and so worth it...gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. So pretty - those great colours really shine through. Love it!

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  3. Amazing quilling project Merry. Love the vibrant colours. It must have taken you ages.
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  4. Fabulous quilling and vase Merry. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  5. This is gorgeous Merry, such a stunning piece : )

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  6. Wow!! ..your quilled vase is absolutely stunning ...i love the way you have used such bright happy colors for it ...its such a beautiful keepsake for sure :)

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  7. Very tedious work I think but , wow , perfectly beautiful finished piece .
    Love it .

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  8. This is a BEAUTIFUL vase Merry.....this must have been a lot of work.
    Hugs Wilma

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  9. This is a very BEAUTIFUL vase Merry.
    Hugs Wilma

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  10. WOW Merry this is exceptional, wow, it looks fantastic, brilliant quilling project.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  11. What a fantastic idea! Your little vase looks brilliant, love the bold colours.

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  12. Wow, Merry, this is fantastic! I love the colours, so fun!

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  13. OMG - you are on a roll... this is just so STUNNING. What patience and I love the happy springy colours.
    Love,
    M

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  14. Oh my - this is so unique. I have never tried this paper technique and will have to one of these days. Thanks for sharing - I saw your post at MIM.
    I am now one of your followers, too!
    Trudy
    http://stickyfingersblog.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow Merry this is fantastic and so interesting about the circle gauges.

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  16. Oh, how pretty! I love this idea and your quilling is beautiful! Fabulous use of spring colors too! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

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  17. beautiful work!
    Greetings Baukje

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  18. Catching up after a couple of busy days at work Merry and so pleased I caught up with this post.

    I've never really done quilling but love to see what others so and this is just amazing and as you might guess I love all the vivid colours.

    B x

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  19. That is so cool! Amazing idea, and lots of patience! But so worth it!

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  20. Wow Merry - your quilling is amazing. LOVE the rainbow colours.

    {{hugs}} Jocelyn

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  21. How very clever and so much work in your lovely colourful vase. Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

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  22. very nice well done ,thank you for joining us at challenge 4 everybody good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

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