Monday, August 27, 2012

Quilled Monarch butterfly


         Early this month I was requested to make a card as a gift to someone . I had complete freedom to choose what to quill and I decided on  flowers and a butterfly .I found a new shade of orange  in a new pack of paper sheets which at once suggested  a monarch butterfly. I made this one based on a butterfly I found on Pinterest although mine turned out quite different in the end.It took me about eight hours to make the butterfly alone .Since my earlier experiments with big butterflies were not very good , I am pleased with this one.
        Monarch butterfly I believe is everyone's favourite and this one reminded me of the time ,when I dressed Akhil up like a Monarch butterfly for a competition  some ten years back. Abi of course had to always be a super hero.
     

       The butterfly, I quilled with a needle tool although the flowers and leaves are quilled using a slotted tool.The paper strips are all hand cut .Me and Akhil decided on this (really beautiful) background handmade paper .The butterfly really popped out on this background .I used lighter colours for the flowers and leaves so that the butterfly stands out.
       It was not easy to part with it. quilling a monarch was a long time dream of mine. The person who received this card spoke to me and was delighted with it that was so very rewarding.



Linking this to Itsy Bitsy Tricolour challenge (Saffron, green, white)

Thanks for stopping by , have a creative day.

52 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

What a gorgeous butterfly... I am yet to embark on the journey of more complicated quilling but I think I now should... :D

Shylaashree said...

What a lovely creation suganthi mam. Couldn't take off my eyes from the butterfly.It's so cute. The person who get this card might be very Lucky.Thanks for sharing.
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Sylvia said...

Wow! Love the details of the Monarch Butterfly. So pretty!

megha said...

its awesome creation,seems will fly now,lovely.
megha
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UMA IYER said...

WOW!!!!Its a beauutiful creation.. makes me want to try one!!!
keep inspiring :)

Uma
krafttime.blogspot.in

Hussena said...

Absolutely gorgeous Suganthi the butterfly looks so real... i love this !! the vibrant colors against the soft Bg really make's the Monarch pop up so beautifully...your work as always is simply Amazing!!

Indira Tanwar said...

The butterfly really does look so real. Great efforts! The colors are so perfect.

Jyoti Agrawal said...

What a gorgeous butterfly.. It is a long time dream of mine too!! Your's is so inspiring. U surely had put lot of time into its making. But it is worth it.

Jyoti
jyoticraftwork.blogspot.in/

Sathya said...

Very beautiful butterfly and lovely bg...

Hope said...

This is so awesome, Suganthi. U inspire me to try quilling. I dont think I'll ever be able to reach this level of expertise but looking at how beautiful things you make, I surely wanna try! Keep going! :) And, do keep sharing!

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Beautiful creation!!


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வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

Beautiful. Superb. Congrats.

Priyanka Gupta said...

It is a very beautiful butterfly...your work has always inspired and amazed me..I am sure the receiver must be extremely delighted...:)

Sujana Sarath said...

Mrs.Suganthi,
Your butterfly is so real. Very beautiful!!

Smita Satish said...

lovely..perfect monarch butterfly..:)and I have never used needle tool..will try now!!!

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Sheer P E R F E C T I O N! :)

Mihaela said...

Gorgeous butterfly!!!

aureliaeugenia said...

Splendid idea for a card and splendid work -perfect combination !
I love it so much!
cheers

WhiteRacoon said...

beautiful!

Sunehra Koshy said...

Suganthi - this is just exquisite! 8 hours of dedicated work and it really shows! Thanks so much for entering our challenge. All the very best!
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angelin said...

Gorgeous And Stunning!! Suganthi

Sharon said...

WOW aunty! The card looks elegant and beautiful,it looks as if you put alot of hard work into it!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Suganthi whenever I drop by your blog that is what I always say!!! Each post of yours is stunning and the butterfly is amazing...So good you are blogging and can preserve at least a photo of this gorgeous butterfly which you gave away![How could you give it away!!]

lakhsmirani said...

wow !its a stunning creation..beautiful butterfly.superb colour combination.perfect ,neat work indeed!

Helen said...

it is truly awesome!

Baukje said...

what a beautiful butterfly and beautiful colors
Greetings Baukje

niakriss said...

It's a miracle!

Ann Martin said...

It's as lovely as the real thing, Suganthi. You've captured the monarch perfectly... I can just imagine it fluttering right off the screen!

Manasa said...

This butterfly looks almost real ! Sooo beautiful Suganthi ! Love your background and how the colours just stand out !

quilled paper paradise said...

Marvelous! I've always wanted to try, but I have not yet dared!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Its marvelous, pretty , gorgeous! I'm short of words! You are the queen of quilling!

Szalonaisa said...

I'm absolutely in love with this butterfly!!!

Pooja said...

Superbly done Butterfly ! All of your creations have a striking color combo !

farah said...

outstanding is the word to describe this. each one of your creaqtions is out of this world

Philippa said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Nágela said...

Fabulous!!!
His butterfly is wonderful ...
I love your work always full of beauty and creativity!
Have a great week!

nidhi said...

wow awesome butterfly,vaise to aap ke saari quilling is great,but this one is outstanding all of them....plz plz put up a tutorial for the butterfly..will wait eagerly..

Natasha R Naidu said...

will STUNNING be too mild a word to describe this? I love this. God bless you and your talent.

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Leanne said...

This is a real beauty. Love it!

Nati said...

very beautiful!!!

Anastasia Wahalatantiri said...

Love the butterfly. It looks so real and perfect :)

Batu Adventure said...

Nice blog :)
salam kenal sobat :)
di tunggu kunjungan balik.nya ya !terimakasih ...

aureliaeugenia said...

I don't know why did I missed this stunning Monarch Butterfly!Maybe because my daughter occupied the Pc and now,when the school began,I will never miss these superb creations! hugs and cheers

madax1402 said...

Really fantastic! Is it alive? :)

viji said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
I fainted!!!!!!!!!
Super Suganthi.
No wards to appreciate.
viji

MetalFimo2 said...

bellissima questa farfalla ,complimenti se ti va passa da me www.metalfimo2.blogspot.com

city said...

thanks for posting..

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Stephanie Pounds said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!

jenny sufi said...

Wow beautifully made ..love it :)

jenny sufi said...

What's its size? Kindly tell u use 2 shades of orange or 1?

SUGANTHI said...

Jenny, I used just one shade of orange, I am not sure about the size.