Tuesday, 24 May 2011

My first sincere try at Quilling

It had been a while since I had purchased my quilling kit and I had got the basic shapes right; at least as close to the pictures in the instruction booklet as I could. When I had purchased the beginner kit, I also bought a few extra strips just for practice, and I made sure I made good use of them.

Once I had enough "practicing," I decided to make something out of it; something I could actually give someone. Actually, the project didn't start this way. I had purchased a few books from the same store where I got my quilling supplies and I read about the Looping technique and decided to give it a try.

I picked one strip in white and two in blue and began. Pretty soon, I had made something that could be used as a butterfly's wing! I was ecstatic and went on to make three more. So I had four wings for the butterfly. I also made its body and its antenna and bam! There was a pretty butterfly right in front of me!!!

Now, just making the butterfly wasn't enough. I needed something to mount the butterfly on. In the kit, there was also this card stock cut out that could be folded to make a tiny box, and it was pastel blue in colour, like chart paper. Since my butterfly was blue, I decided to let the box be bluish but it looked very lifeless to me.

So I decided to paint it. And then I glued the cut out together the way it was supposed to be glued to make it into a box, added a few regular flowers using a tight coil and petals using marquises. I also tried my hand at making folded roses using both, 10mm and 3mm strips.

It's a little over done, but I guess that's alright.

I gave the box to someone really really special (obviously! :D) and I also put a note in it! :)

Here's what it looked like once it was done.





- Nikita.

15 comments:

  1. It looks great! I like so much the colors you used for this project, and the butterfly is stunning!

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  2. It's really pretty! I also love the tiny roses!!! Cute :)

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  3. very nice.. loved the butterfly:)

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  4. This is a wonderful card, i love this roses.
    Annette

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  5. Thanks a lot everyone! :)

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  6. hey nikita... thats lovely work for starters... just wanted to know are u doing your CA??? as in ur pic looks oh so familiar like somebody I have seeen in classes at ghatkopar or JK Shah or achievers??? any coincidence ??

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  7. @Jovi: Thanks a lot!!! :)
    Yes.. I was studying at Achiever's and am now even teaching there. Have we met???

    @Dr.Sonia: Thank you so much!! :)

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  8. hey nikita... met I dont know... but we would have possibly been in the class at the same time or somethn... but u are very familiar... u stay in Navi Mumbai???

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  9. Yes.. I stay in Navi Mumbai and I also went to SIES.. I saw your pictures on FB and even you look familiar!! Such a small world! :D

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  10. me too went to SIES... graduated in 2004... grt to know ya... v planning a Mumbai crafters meet in July maybe lunch or something... Do join the Indian Craft room to be updated with new crafters and more details if u haven't still... and let me know if u interested in joining..

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  11. Count me in!! Please sent the details to me on my e-mail address and I would love to join in!! You can find my e-mail address at the top of this page or my personal e-mail on my facebook profile! I can't wait to join you all!! :)

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  12. Beautiful display of some beautiful quillings. Really like it. And ha.. pls do checkout my quilled cards at www.eigth.in

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  13. @Santosh: Thank you soooo much! Will definitely check your site out! :)

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