Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Red Roses

           I love making paper flowers and roses are my favourite. I  made these roses with red colour half inch strips.

        The paper for the background is from my handmade paper pack. I liked the texture of the paper  and roses was the first thing that came to my mind. As I finished this card , I was surprised I haven't filled up the entire card like I am used to . I liked this arrangement of roses and  with this background I felt it best to keep it simple and with some difficulty I avoided scrolls .

        For each flower cut a half inch wide strip in to quadrilaterals as shown.
Ten petals make a flower.

      Take one piece of paper and cut on the narrow side of the quadrilateral as shown .

         Curl the sides of the larger side on both ends with a needle.

          Apply little glue on one half of the slit end.

         Overlap and stick the slit ends one on top of the other .You have one petal.

         Take a small circle  of paper and stick the petal as shown

       Stick five petals to form the outer circle of the petals.

       Next stick the other five petal inside (or even four if you don't want it to be too crowded) and then roll a loose coil of the same colour with 5mm paper strip and stick it to the center of the rose. 

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Quilled jewellery

      This brooch I quilled as I was packing to go home for Christmas, it occurred to me that the blouse of my saree was too plain and it would do well with some embroidery, I don't have time for needle work now and quilling a brooch sounded like a good idea. I wanted more red on the brooch as I had to wear it on green background, but it turned out more green. Still I wore it and my mom thought it would make a nice pendant. I was also surprised that the brooch was quite sturdy even though I have not used tight coils. 

This earring I made along with my valentine day card. It has the same design. I liked the folded rose inside the circle of tear drop shapes. 

I decided to make some more quilled jewelry and this is what I had in mind for a long time. After I wound the crimped strip I applied a generous amount of glue on the other size of the earring . When the glue  dried the crimped strips had become quite stiff and kept its shape  well. I have used violet colour strips for this  one but looks more blue in this picture. 

          This is  a blue one , made with the basic quilling shapes , tear drop and round coil. I punched out small white circles from my card stock and stuck it behind the round coil.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Another quilled valentine card


       This is really a simple card and did not take too much time. I made this card for Piyu's take a quill pill challenge.

        The challenge is to make a quilled valentine card with a quilled pair on it.
I have made an easel card after a long time.

      It seems I have been neglecting my sewing for a long time and now it is demanding my attention . Thanks for stopping by , have a beautiful day.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quilled valentine

       I see so many beautiful valentine cards all over blogosphere , I couldn't resist making one. I love to quill heart shape , its my favourite.I have just used some basic shapes for this card. Almost the entire card is made with identical tear shapes and I folded some roses using 5mm wide paper strip.

      I feel like always that the photographs don't do justice at all to quilled work. I struggle sometimes to photograph my work. I finally took  a lot of snaps in many angles experimenting with different lighting. Hope you all like it.


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