Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Quilled poinsettia Christmas card.

          I started making a simple Christmas card ,the poinsettia turned out a bit bigger than I had planned and then I decided on bigger leaves and before I knew I had filled up the card. The petals are made using alternate looping technique and the leaves are made with different sizes of V scrolls.
          The petals are made using 80 gsm paper strips and the leaves are made using 200 gsm paper strips that I hand cut.
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Quilled peacock - embroidery design inspired

        Sometimes when I am given the choice to make what ever I think best. I take the opportunity  to make something that is on my to-do list. I found this free embroidery pattern on the internet which looked so quillable . I drew the pattern on a sheet of paper and then got the impression of the body alone on to the card.When it came to the tail part I tried to follow the pattern but soon got lost and had to arrange and rearrange the elements before sticking them down. I really love how colourful the peacock turned out. 
        The swirls are made from hand cut 200 gsm paper strips. The rest are 5mm pre cut strips . The feathers are eccentric coils made using four different coloured quilling strips joined end to end( light blue, dark blue, green and brown).

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