Sunday, May 5, 2013

Quilled Monarch


     This is my second Monarch butterfly , I am happy with this because it is an improvement from my previous one and also because I quilled based on a picture of the butterfly instead of other quilled butterflies . All the paper strips except the dark orange are store bought .I quilled the entire butterfly with a very fine needle. It took me about ten hours to complete this. 
   This is a stand alone piece  I strengthened the butterfly by applying glue to the underside.  It was made on request , I had it with me for sometime and found it hard to part with it when I had to . 



Thanks for stopping by , Have a great day.




37 comments:

Hussena said...

Its just jaw dropping gorgeous Suganthi ..Though I have to say that I was pretty impressed by your first one as well ..this has come out just perfect no wonder you found it difficult to part with :)

Komala Devi said...

Beautiful Butterfly..

Swathi G said...

Wow.. It's awesome.. Love it..

Sylvia said...

This is one master piece Suganthi. Love your work, so neat! Well done. Love it.

Leanne said...

WOW! It looks gorgeous & real.

Sathya said...

Adorable one again...Love both versions of Monarch...Neatly executed...perfectly made :)

Mihaela said...

Gorgeous butterfly!!!

Christine Thamotheram said...

Hey girl don't be so hard on yourself!! You should be thrilled!! Your work is amazing no matter what you do. Your such a brilliant quillist.
http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.comCHris

Kavitha Vadhri said...

so beautiful ,would love a tutorial from you. :)

Lekha justin said...

lovely butterfly Suganthi...

Suman Pandit said...

This is awesome Suganthi!! I have not tried quilling with the needle, am inspired to try now!!
http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

anandhirajan said...

Hey suganthi you inspire me a lot and nowadays you are pulling me more towards quilling .I forgot to blinkafter seeing your monarch bfly.
anandhi

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! Its so perfect and amazing !I have a wallpaper of monarch butterfly ,had on mind to quill it some day but after seeing this one..I am sure that some day will require lot of practicing !Hats of to your quilling once again !

angelin said...

Awesome !!!! Beautifully quilled .

quilled paper paradise said...

Simply fantastic! Precise and symmetrical! Congratulations!

Mamatha said...

wow.... its beautiful!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

I liked both the butterflies. You are just perfect.

Rose Angeline said...

Done with needle ..oh wow .... i cannot quill with the needle..its so hard for me... I always wanted to do monarch butterfly... this is just awesome ... but 10 hours oh god thats difficult for me..hope i have patience...
and this version of yours is so so awesome :)

Manasa said...

My jaws have certainly dropped Suganthi...this is beyond gorgeous :) Hope it dosent just come to life and flutter around :)

korvaki said...

oh god.....its adorable....i'm new to quilling and u inspire me a lot...

viji said...

Fentastic dear.
So nice.
Your hardwork shows a good result. Keep doing. You can create wounders.
viji

PRACHI WORLIKAR said...

Its gorgeous !!! It looks so perfect that on first look, I didn't realise its quilled ... :)

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous, I know what you mean by parting with it, I was the same way when I made my first butterfly, it is long gone !!!
Paula

Priyadarshini said...

Awesome!!

Nupur said...

This is exquisite Suganthi! Just love the butterfly looking at its picture! I can understand your feeling when you had to part with the real thing!

Nupur, Thrilling Quilling

Ann Martin said...

Beautiful! I'm sure the new owner loves it.

Swetha Reddy said...

Very beautiful butterfly. Your designs are very pretty and intricate. I want to get into quilling and had a few doubts. If you can answer my queries, it'll be greatly appreciated.
1. Do you cut your own strips of paper? If so, what is the gsm of the paper you buy?
2. I have tried to go through the complete website. I couldn't find any post that is for beginners - describing the basic tools, paper widths, shapes, etc. Do you have one that I missed?

Thanks
Swetha

SUGANTHI said...

Thank you Swetha, I do hand cut strips , mostly 80 gsm paper . Do mail me at quillingdreams@gmail.com.

Nati said...

Beautiful, Suganthi!!

neli said...

Много красива !

Philippa said...

Lovely work, Suganthi! Thanks also for your very kind comment on my blog.
Philippa

Marfa Otano said...

Good Lord, that butterfly almost looks like its a alive! You did a great job with it.

daffodils said...

Your work is superb. How much mm of paper do you use?

radhika-hobbycrafts said...

its so beautiful looks real at first glance...nice and neat work.

Chrissys4Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful. Amazing work.

radhika-hobbycrafts said...

hi suganthi am so inspired by your quilled monarch and made one ...

Snežana Maricic said...

It is very nice, exelent work, I like it so much.
I like quilling, but I don't have original tools, I have handmade tools,becouse I don't have whewre to buy it, and I give best of myself, but, I am not good.
I learn.
I like pressed flowers, decoupague, and something else, all the crafts.
best wishes.
Greetings from Belgrade.