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MAR12VSNM ~ Saturday, Mar 10 - 8 pm EST ~ SPRING has Sprung
Title: SPRING Has Sprung
Hostess: meerkat3 (Leslie)
Day/Date: Saturday, March 10
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Most people who know me know that my brain works in mysterious (weird) ways. When I read the words "Spring has Sprung", I thought of a spring - that curly, twisted, wire-y thing. That led my brain to "curly", and I decided we need do cards with something curly on them.
For this challenge, I'd like you to create a card (or non-card) with a 3D curly element. It can literally be a spring (like from a ball-point pen), or you can make a spring by wrapping wire around a toothpick, or use korker ribbon, or curling ribbon, or crafter's floss, or I'll even take quilling - anything that curls and is 3D.
Don't have quilling tools? No problem! Cut a piece of paper (not card stock) 1/8" wide and anywhere from 6-12" long (for starters). Then carefully wrap one end of it around the business end of a paper piercer and slowly wind it up. There, you've quilled.
For my card, I embellished my button with some of the miles of craft wire I have. I cut two lengths of the wire and put them through the holes of the button like you would do with ribbon or twine, twisted them to secure, then I curled each end around a toothpick.
My samples are below, plus two more by Cindy (Scrapcollectr57) and Paige (Paige):. Now go play and have some fun!
Location: Currently upstate New York - it could change...
Ah, Leslie! You had to know that I'd join in for YOUR challenge, even if I couldn't swing any of the others! Quite the workout for Odd Brain, but I think I managed to pull it off with my Good Spring Morning card...
Within you there is a solitude and peace to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself...
Here's my offering, took me a while to come up with the idea but once I had the idea it was easy and fast. I raided my bead stash for the body of the butterfly and threaded the beads onto some beading wire then rapped the end of the wire around a tooth pic to get my spring. I've only got one card left to do but it's eleven pm here and I have work in the morning so will have to leave it