Thursday, September 9, 2010

(Paper) Material Girl

Recognize this gal?


I laughed out loud when I came across the quilled card by Sandy Diaz in her Etsy store, Sweet Spot Card Shop. Since Sandy's husband is an avid Madonna fan, she created it with him in mind. I love the way she managed to capture Madonna's attitude with bits of rolled and folded paper.


I asked Sandy how she happened to start quilling and she said she had an awesome art teacher in junior high who made it a point to teach new techniques every day - quilling was one of them. "We just used construction paper, but I created a snowflake and remember thinking I had created something really cool. It stayed with me."

(You wanted to see the side view, right?)

After Sandy's twins were born, she turned to quilling as a stress reliever. "I love the fact that quilling is becoming more modernized, but my favorite part is that I can start and finish a card within the same day. Although lately I've been eyeing ideas that can potentially take much longer. We'll see what happens."
Follow The Sweet Spot where Sandy blogs about her latest projects.

A giveaway for the brand new book, Christmas Quilling, is on now through the end of Monday. Just leave a comment here for a chance to win one of three autographed copies.

20 comments:

  1. HA HA HA!! That's awesome. And yes, I admit that I was curious what the side view would look like. LOL!

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  2. This is so creative and adorable. Thanks for sharing, Ann. hugs xo

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  3. Hey, I think that I had the same outfit in high school! That was adorable. And I love how she is inspired by her own husband.
    Thanks, Ann!

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  4. I love seeing something less serious done with quilling. I haven't started quilling yet, but it's on my learning list!
    -Stefanie
    2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

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  5. Great card, great post and great title! I especially liked the fact that Sandy used just a few quilled pieces in perfect way!

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  6. he was so creative and happy!

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  7. Funny and so quirky.I love how creative she is.I love the lips too.;-)

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  8. Oh that is so funny. I love it. Now I've got to go check out her blog and etsy shop.

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  9. I've been following Sandy's work for a while. Very authentic creativity! I'm glad that she's featured on this blog!

    Jean

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  10. I liked the way she has done the hair and it does remind me of Madonna.

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  11. this is quilling at it's best...unbelievable

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  12. Thanku dear for ur lovely comment on my blog.

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  13. hahahahhaah!!!It's so funny!

    A big hug!

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  14. Thank you all for your comments and thank you Ann for the feature. Feel free to stop by my blog anytime ;)

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  15. Love it! I am going to share it on facebook because it made me smile! Very talented! :-)

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  16. Hi Ann, just wanted to quickly thank you for your warm comment, welcoming me back to blogging... I really have to catch up with what you have been posting in your blog and have already spotted some great lampshades at first scan...

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  17. oh what a fabulous post!

    thank you so much for sharing it and the smile.

    have a wonderful day!

    xoxoxo
    m & e

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