Tuesday, June 24, 2014

American flag heart with quilled roses



     Thanks to Mihira, I got to make something I would never have dreamt of . Mihira loves my butterflies and has bought several butterflies from me . She sent me an image of an American flag  in the shape of a heart and asked me if I could quill it and if possible with roses. She also wanted a couple of Sulphur butterflies on or around it. This is one of those projects on which I work with lot of doubts in the beginning, and as I progress I become impatient to finish and see how it turns out.
     I made a lot of roses in red and white , I lined up about 13 roses and measured the length and then cut the heart shape to that length. I marked the area for the stars and since I wanted to define the stripes I first cut red colour strips and stuck them leaving the same amount of space for the white roses. I then stuck the red roses over the red strips and white over the white. I filled the blue parts with beehives and I  added some punched white stars over the beehives. The addition of the stars added so much beauty to the piece.
    I found a small image of a Sulphur butterfly and used it to quill the little butterflies. I hand cut yellow colour 80 gsm paper into 2mm strips for the butterflies.The roses were hand folded , Claire has an excellent tutorial  . The dimensions of the heart is about 22X21cms.

    Thanks for stopping by , Have a great day.

11 comments:

Eliza Art said...

wow! beautiful

Sathya said...

Jus lovely...butterflies..roses...adds beauty...

Rohini Srivastava said...

These are gorgeous roses Suganthi!! Absolutely admire the patience and preciseness with which you have crafted this. I was looking for the tute link you said that has been made by Claire. Can you please share that with me too?

Nati said...

beautiful!!!

lovecraftingpaper said...

This heart is really beautiful!

Mariangela

Lakshmi Tangella said...

wow, it's so nice

Radhika said...

so cool ..roses are just beautiful :)

Antonella said...

This is gorgeous! Love the mix of quilling to create the various parts of the flag and the lovely butterflies!
Hugs, Antonella :-)

Shruthiy Das said...

So beautiful!!! Cant take my eyes off it!!! hats off to you :)

Ann Martin said...

Absolutely perfectly quilled!

padma said...

beautiful,,,