Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quilled butterfly mobile


          The first challenge on Kavi's new blog is starting from today. The challenge is to make a project that can be hung. It can be a tree ornament , wreath or a wall hanging or any other project of your choice. It need not have to be a quilling project ,you can use any material for your project.
       I made a quilled butterfly mobile and I hope it inspires you all to join and play along this challenge . You can find more on the challenge here.


          Exam time for my kids mean less computer time and crafting time for me . I tried to do as well as I can in the little time I had. 
      I went Ann's blog for inspiration and there I found this which answered to all my wishes for making something beautiful with paper strips mainly .


         The pot was not easy at all. I cut a whole lot of paper and then rolled them all together , I enlisted the help of an old C.D to support the coils as I don't have a curling coach. That was the easy part, when I tried to shape the coil , I did not drop the coil once but several times and I very nearly gave up on it. When only the recollection that I have put so much strips into this project made me complete the pot.
          I used 5mm wide strips but I suppose using one centimeter wide strips would be a wiser option. The pot is not as perfect as I had planned but it is better than what I had hoped for at one time .I applied a nice coating of glue and gloss to the pot for durability.
        I already had this string of beads which I attached to the center and then quilled some small butterflies which I  stuck to the beads at regular intervals. Then I attached a bell to the string , I had the bell with me for sometime It was hanging from my Kusudama until recently.
       Photographing the mobile was the next challenge , the butterflies were always in motion and it was not easy to get a nice shot.


        I am top three and winner of take a quill pill Piyu's first anniversary challenge. I get 10$ to spend in any store of my choice(for a curling coach perhaps).I had entered this project for the challenge. I am so very pleased . 


 Thanks for stopping ,have a creative day.

46 comments:

Hussena said...

wow this is so beautiful,i am always amazed and surprised by the idea's you come up with, for me the pot is perfect and the butterflies so pretty...you have done a fab job Suganthi....thanks for the lovely inspiration:)

Sathya said...

Ohhhhhh...So lovely and nice idea Suganthi...
I just loved the first clik!!!
Congratulations for ur winning!!!!

CREATIVE MIND said...

Superb! Such a cute idea for quilling :) unique..thanks for sharing dear

Leanne said...

I agree with Hussena. You come up with the most unique ideas. It's turned out lovely. I have a quilling coach but haven't used it yet. Just feel like doing the easy stuff & get over with.

Divya said...

Omg! what a beautiful creation... Suganthi, you are brilliant crafter. Happy quilling, Have alovely day!!!!

Kavya N said...

This is just stunning!! Like the way your mind works!!! Congrats on ur win!! You deserve it...=)

Quilling.lt said...

Wow this is soooo beautiful!!! I love it so much!

Indira Tanwar said...

Wow this is so amazing Suganthi!! Such a nice idea!! The butterflies look so lovely.

Elena said...

This is brilliant. All your efforts were reworded in the end. Well done. I want to do this now.

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Lovely idea Suganthi! And Good Luck! Hopefully, I will be able to make something as well and participate :-)

Szalonaisa said...

this is so beautiful!!! Great idea!!

angelin said...

Lovely and fantastic .
congrats for winning the challenge .
and about the curling coaches are the the black plastic ones ?.when you buy could you pls post the pictures and how to use them .

Mihaela said...

Great ideea! This work looks so sweet, fantastic!!!

Philippa said...

This is lovely, Suganthi - I'm so glad you did not give up and managed to get it finished. Congratulations also on your 'Quill Pill' win!

Priya Sivaraj said...

absolutely gorgeous!! Each time I visit ur blog I say this.. i know.. but always keep me searching for words to praise ur works..!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow awesome. Love this colorful n cheerful creation.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.com/p/shop.html

Ann Martin said...

Very pretty and a lot of work went into it! The glossy shine makes it extra nice.

Carrie said...

This is so beautiful! I made some spinning tops like you've made the pot but not so big! I think I might try this project.

Carrie
glitterandtwirl.blogspot.com

Merlyn said...

so creative and looks very beautiful...Super idea:)

Anita Kumar said...

Congrats Suganthi , the butterflies are so flowerlike!

Baukje said...

Super Beautiful and what a great idea!
Greetings Baukje

Nidhi Jain said...

Beautiful creation....
liked it!!!

chillin with Quillin said...

it turned out awsome, truely love it!, congrats on the winning you deserve it!!!!
Paula

Helen said...

OMG! this is absolutely darling!

Nágela said...

This is very beautiful!
I loved the colors!

SUSAN said...

Great job and nice idea...

hugs,
Susan

Romina Nahata said...

FANTASTIC !!u rock as always !!

farah said...

beautiful and awesome. what precision this must be requiring.
hats off to you

k@rin said...

very original. Love it

SmilingArts said...

wow..amazing!

soujiart said...

Super!!!sooo gud!!!
luved it!!
grt wrk dear..

kiddo said...

Love your butterflies mobile! Is so colorful and delicate! Thanks, Suganthi, for sharing your wonderful work!

Priya said...

Amazing... amazing and just amazing!!! what a fab ides for a hanging thing.... I am in love with it... you are inspiring me to take quilling seriously...

ManuK said...

Your ideas are simply brilliant, Suganthi! I love this little mobile, so brightly colored and cheerful! Excellent work!

Manuela

Lekha justin said...

lovely work....what colour combination ...!! really brilliant work dear..

anandhirajan said...

This is something different suganthiand the colors are bright and vibrant you did a good job of glue-n-gloss.The pot is perfect and butterflies are simply superb
anandhi

Creative Thinker said...

Wow!!What a unique idea!!Thanks for sharing.You are one amazing quiller!!!!!!!

Sowmya Ram said...

Wow.... beautiful.... i just cant wait to do this for my place.... loved it... :)

Сузана Илић said...

This is great idea! Lovely!!!
Suzana

lavina agarwal said...

wow this is superb!

Nicoleta Ilie said...

superb !!

viji said...

wow wow wow
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Lovely dear.
I like to have one such.
What a pretty creation. Very very nice dear.
viji

Soraya said...

another gorgeous project!

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Poojitha said...

Its really good.. Nice bright coloured moblie..
Can you please tell how you made the pot.. How did you manage to get that shape?

Kraqui Krafts and Quilling said...

Wow Suganthi, came across ur wonderful work today. Superb idea and awesome work.
Gayatri