Monday, August 13, 2012

Quilled Wedding Invitation and Paper Flowers

Earlier this summer I quilled a mat for a modern sage green and white letterpress invitation that features the Philadelphia skyline.

Quilled wedding invitation by Ann Martin

Quilled wedding invitation by Ann Martin

The bold lines of the block font called for a non-flowery design. I worked with leaf green and moss green quilling paper to create seedlings that speak of a new beginning, thinking that's exactly what a marriage represents.

Quilled wedding invitation by Ann Martin

As one who likes a bit of metallic shine, I added touches of my favorite silver-edged quilling paper.

The custom invitation was designed by Mekala Tinnin of Tie That Binds. For those of you who love paper flowers, I noticed Mekala posted a tutorial on her blog [edit: no longer available] for making this lush bouquet from old sewing patterns - clever! The flowers were part of the decorations created for a unique Oregon barn yard wedding.

Paper flowers bouquet


11 comments:

  1. Your quilling looks so elegant Ann. I always admire the way your quilling matches with the design and colour of the invitations you work on.Lovely flowers and so simple to make. Thanks for the link Ann.

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  2. Ann, This piece is beautiful as is all of your work!

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  3. Simple and Elegant designs, Ann Mam...All your quilling designs were inspiring...Thanks for sharing the DIY paper flowers...

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  4. Omg ! I think this is my favoritest EVER! I have been doodling similar looking vines since I was in school. The quilling is so perfectly neat and precise. I love it! Congrats on another job well done. ;)

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  5. I have even more esteem for your work after trying the on-edge myself recently. Another stunning work, Ann! Congratulations! - Karren

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  6. Hello Anna
    I very much admire your work and your wonderful creations Quilling
    I love your work!
    Greetings Baukje

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  7. Thanks very much Karren and Baukje. Karren, what works for me for on-edge strips is to glue two together, one on top of the other. Let them dry completely before trying to work with them.

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  8. Congrats Ann on another beautiful invite. It is very pretty yet an extremely original modern design that suits the Philly skyline profile and colours. Thanks also to the link to Mekala's blog and the tissue paper flowers.
    Licia

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  9. So pretty! And lucky them to have letterpress AND your gorgeous work! Love those shades of green.

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