Monday, August 22, 2011

Quilled leaves

    Ever since I saw Annie Anastasia's unique leaves I have wanted to try making them. When I first tried making them it did not occur to me that she used a comb to achieve this effect so I couldn't get it right. Now that she has a very good tutorial  where she shows just how she makes her leaves with veins.

    Looks like I have filled up the entire card.I am planning to put this in a shadow box. The paper strips are all hand cut from A4 colour sheets.

   Thanks for stopping by, have a creative day.

Monday, August 15, 2011



 Akhil is ready with his speech, we are now off to our local library for the flag hoisting.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Quilling for kids

      This month on take a quill pill, it's quilling for kids.Your entry can be a card,   a tag, book mark , a frame or any such other of your choice  , with quilling on the given theme. Here's more on the challenge.
       A card with a quilled clown was my first choice , I found this clown in the quilled creation gallery. The strips are hand cut and the sentiment hand written. This card is with my brother's son Rithesh.

     Here's  a book mark with a quilled book worm I made some time ago for my son Abi.I found this book worm on a shopping bag from a popular store.

     Gift tags with a quilled girl dress and a quilled dinosaur. The tags are now with two lovely kids in Ireland .

      These quilled strawberry earrings- easily the  most popular among all the earrings I have made. I have lost count of the number of pairs I have made in the past few months. Little girls love them, with beads on them it looks really pretty.This pair is with Prisha. I have found it is so much more rewarding when quilling for kids, you get paid with hugs and kisses.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Quilled royal flower card.

      After seeing so many on facebook , I had to try making these flowers. I followed Amna's video tutorial to make these flowers. The only difference is I have curled the white strips with a needle , instead of a slotted tool.I particularly loved the way she first made the outer tight coil( orange here) and then fitted the scrolls(white) inside to make equal sized petals.

     The background paper is very rich pearl colour .I hand cut white strips 90gsm paper sheets for the inner scrolls and 80gsm paper for the outer orange colour.I stuck the petals at an angle to give the flower some dimension.

     Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.