December 17, 2010

Embellish me with Quilling Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet Spot!

If you've landed here from A Busy Bee's Page then you're on the right track!

The other day I was in Brooklyn (my favorite borough) and I came across this cute little shop that had a huge bucket full of vintage skeleton keys.  WOW!  They were all fabulous and I couldn't help but wonder what these keys may have unlocked in days gone by.  I imagined a gorgeous dresser or some amazing trunk full of vintage clothing.  Who knows?  

Nowadays I try really hard to challenge myself to quill anything that comes to my mind.  So, I quilled some skeleton keys!  I used metallic papers in a pewter color and I embellished them with my favorite micro beads and gem embellishments that I've become addicted to as of late.  I chose to use card stock as opposed to regular text weight paper because I figured it'd hold the shape better.  I'm pretty pleased with the results.  I also cut some vinyl key shapes using my Silhouette to use on the background and printed the words "Love is Key" on a piece of linen card stock.  I put all of my items together in a square black shadow box that I've had in my supply closet forever.  It is now my new favorite piece of work in my studio/office space.  Hope you like it!!!

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