Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Quilled frame

 I quilled these three pictures for a friend , The photograph is that of her parents. She wanted to keep one for herself and gift her brothers each one. I got to make a lot of flowers which basically what I love about Quilling. 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Folded roses - Thank you card

  A quick card for a regular customer Chitra. . I love folding roses . This is the Tutorial I follow.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Quilled name


          This is a part a huge frame work. All the pieces in the work is connected with this person named Ragul . I was asked to add lot of colours to the name so I started with some ideas and a lot of colour strips . This is how it turned out. it was a lot of quilling  took me several days to finish this. 

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Quilled Girl card

A quilled girl card. Rebel I think is a nick name for the little one. Daphne asked me to add the litte crown on top .  I made the dress using 5mm strips that I crimped first.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Quilled Banyan tree

    Always enjoyed Quilling these trees. This is for a special request from Daphne. The names of the families are to be added to the hanging roots.  These are the two pictures the completed tree and the one after I added the small details of life under the tree and sheltered by the tree. I have made several Banyan trees and most of them are requested by customers who want to gift there mentors. 

   The pictures are taken at different times and I like both . The technique used for the leaves  here is called beehive quilling . 

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Monday, May 25, 2020

25th anniversary card

    Yet another Quilled frame work. A 25th anniversary keepsake.  I am quilling after a long time and searching for the supplies for the most difficult part.  The flower petals are made using 2 mm paper strips. the blue buds are made using 3mm  strips ,  Rest of the Quilling done with 5mm paper.

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Paper cut Portrait - APPA

      This is my first paper cut portrait. I am really happy how it turned out considering I had very little choice of colour paper sheets. Some time back I had seen a video on paper cutting a portrait and since then dreamt of trying it . Today is my dad's first remembrance day and I am not able to visit my mother to observe the day because of the lock down due to COVID-19 . My son helped me in reducing the number of colours in the picture and then print out the pictures . I chose to use five colours . I selected from my stash five colours somewhat close to the ones in the picture and then cut them out. I printed out five sheets of the same picture A4 size one for each colour. stapled the colour sheet with the printed sheet and then cut out the shapes with that colour and then glued them one colour after another on a plain background sheet. It took some time to understand how to glue the colours and how to layer with constant practice I am hopeful of cutting better.
      Most of the sheets were 220gsm or 280gsm making it really hard for me to cut. I have read somewhere that 120gsm is ideal . I am inspired to try more paper cutting although Quilling will always be my most favourite activity.
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Thursday, February 6, 2020

valentine's day card

Yet another card for Valentine's day. the flowers are made from 3mm and fringed centres are made using 5mm paper strips.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Quilled valentine's day card

             Yet another heart filled with roses. The roses are folded using 10 mm paper strips. The tutorial for the lovely folded roses can be found here .
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pongal greetings

       A very quick post for Pongal. Wishing all my readers a very happy pongal.  I wrote the letters and drew the pot free hand with an empty ball point pen. Cut up white card stock into 10 mm strips and quilled over it.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy 2020

      Wishing all my readers a very happy 2020.