Saturday, August 13, 2016

Seventieth Birthday card.

         I was requested to make a card for a seventieth birthday.For this card I tried to use some bold colours. I cut out purple colour card stock only for the outline of the number 70. The flowers are made using purple and yellow 3mm strips. The centres are fringed out of 5mm yellow colour strips.
        Thanks for stopping by have a great day.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Quilled Durga.

       This is my third Durga. Although I try to replicate the same design and I even have some notes for this Durga. The final outcome is always different . The earrings of this Durga turned out bigger and necklace turned out small. I have used gold colour paper for the background which also creates a different effect .
        It took me about ten days to finish this one, I have used both 3mm and 5mm paper strips made into tight coils.
        Thanks for stopping by have a great day.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

First anniversary gift.

    It is quite sometime since my last post. I have been busy with many things like summer camp at our library and learning calligraphy. I have also been quilling but not much.
    This is the first card this year and I realised how much I love making cards when I was working on it.
    This card was made as a first anniversary gift for a wonderful couple, Ravishankar and Suchitra requested by the girl's mother. She gave me complete freedom to choose what to make . I started the card with the idea of lots of roses and a couple of butterflies, this is how the card turned out. The card is pretty big almost A4 size. I used 1 cm A4 strips for the roses and 3mm strips for the rest of the card.
     Thanks for stopping by , Do let me know what you think of this card in the comment section.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Quilled Mosaic valentine

        I have been long wanting to try out the mosaic technique that Erin Curet of Little circles uses in her awesome Quilled works. She had a quill along using different shades of strips to get a stained glass effect. She had used two different colours in each element in different lengths to get that effect. I used the same lengths of the two colours here. The inner circle is pink colour beehive. The next layer is blue and the pink rolled together with a black strip around it . I used a quarter of each strip. The third layer is pista green and the pink . I first drew the hearts out , made an outline using 200gsm black colour strip then I added the quilled elements to fit in like a mosaic.  I worked on green colour handmade paper , but once I finished I cut the heart out.
        It took me a long time to finish this . I thought the rolling would never end however I liked how it turned out . This is my first mosaic and I am willing to try more. Many thanks to Erin for generously sharing her techniques with videos and tutorials during her quill alongs.
         Thanks for stopping by have a great day.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Quilled twenty fifth anniversary card

    I have made a lot of twenty fifth anniversary cards. Surprisingly for the same person who orders one as each of her friends reach that landmark year. This one is slightly different . I mixed more colours to this card.
    I thought it would be nice to have my first post of the year a very colourful valentine.
I worked with 3mm strips for the whole card and used two tone colour strips for the birds and for the letters. As usual the letters were the real challenge. Happy to have pulled it off once again without too much mess.

    Thanks for stopping by, A very happy 2016 to everyone.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Quilled 2016

     I wanted to try out something fun for a change. I have been trying out the tubing technique I have seen on Jane Jenkins blog . To start with I struggled a lot but it started getting better with some practice. I found the tubes so versatile and strong enough to be shaped. It occurred that I could shape them into numbers for 2016 ,the year of the monkey as per the Chinese calendar.The monkey I learnt from Diane Boden's book- Quilled Animals.
     Today I complete six years of blogging. Last year has been very good for Quilling. It is time for me to thank every one who has encouraged and supported me. My special thanks to all the people who believed in me and placed orders and have shown so much patience  ,when sometimes I took so much more time.
     The memory of Chennai rains will stay with us for a very long time. Thanks again for all the prayers and help from so many people to the people of Chennai from all over the world.
     Thanks for stopping by, A merry Christmas and a great year ahead to everyone.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chennai Chronicle 22 Nov 2015

       An article about my Quilling was published today on Chennai Chronicle. Really happy as to how it has been written.

      An year ago I had worked on an unique project a name plate comprising of individual letters spelling Pranesh Photography. It was a new learning experience as after trying very hard to find someone to cut the letters for me , I had to cut them myself  I had layered two thick paper and cut slowly to get a perfect cut. Sometimes I smoothed the curves with a sandpaper. The person who contacted for the article was the wife of my customer bringing back memories. I had not posted the letters here because I could not photograph the entire name as it was too long. You can see more letters here on my page.