Monday, 22 October 2018

Quilled Buttercups!

Hello all,

      This time I am going to show you all three dimensional quilling work, which I was talking about in my last post! 3D quilling is nothing but giving the third dimension to the otherwise two dimensional quilling works.

      This year I have witnessed beautiful Spring in its glory. So many colorful flowers every where and have captured all of them to have reference for my future works. The fun part is, adding a name to those flowers with Google image search!

      So today's flower is from Buttercup family and is called Lesser Celandine. They are yellow little shiny beautiful flowers. Have tried quilling these beauties with 1 mm hand cut paper strips. Did some water coloring and used  fringed and curled paper strips for the center!
Isn't it beautiful against the green background

For size reference!
The original and the quilled !
      Leaves were trickier. Had to cut the shapes, bit of water coloring, scoring, drawing and some curling to get this output and I am totally happy the way they turned out!

Assembled and ready to be framed
Framed along with colored spirals on black background!
Let me know what you think of this one!


Monday, 13 August 2018

Quilled love birds!

Hello All,

        Oh god. I can't believe it's been almost six months I have posted something here! My bad. Almost neglected my blog. I should blame it on my new Instagram account (you can check out all my latest works @vineetha_basana) ;-)

        Though I haven't posted here, I have been busy with quilling all along. I am trying new things like edge quilling, 3 dimensional quilling. Sounds exciting right! Of course learning and improving my skills is too exciting and in love with the process.

        For today's post, it's going to be my first trail with edge quilling. I am a big fan of Cecelia's edge quilling works and after stalking her blog for some years(Yup. A honest stalker ☺), I finally decided to give edge quilling a try. So without much talking , here it is. My first ever edge quilling project! 

My favorite is the yellow one and your's?
        Did the title trick you☺. Yes, they are owls and love birds too ☺ Aren't those lovely! I have used hand cut strips of 5 mm for this work. Yes, I have started cutting my own quilling strips. I must say they are much better than store bought pre-cut strips! You have the flexibility with Colors and width of the strip.
Red hearts!
Love birds taking center stage in my home decor!
        That's it for now. See you next time. Well, this time it's not going be another six months!

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Quilled Name plate!

Hello all,

         Today's post is about a name plate I have made to gift my dear uncle! When you started making handmade gifts, you don't feel comfortable buying gifts from a store. You jump right in to the opportunity to make a personalized gift to your dear ones. This is what happened when my uncle retired from work and I wanted to give him a quilled name plate with his family name!

         This is an attempt of quilled typography. Loved the way how it turned out!! Have used 5 mm and 3 mm strips to work on this.

So colorful!!
Weekend is almost here. Have a great weekend!! Looking forward to your comments!


Friday, 29 December 2017

My first quilled portrait!!

Hi all,

      It's already last working day of 2017!! All excited for 2018 right! Well...Wish you all a very happy  and peaceful new year!!

      For today's post, it is going to be the first quilled portrait I made of my close friend's son!! The idea about this started two years ago..definitely not by me..It's she who came up with this idea of making her son's picture with quilling!! I was terrified of the thought because was not sure how to capture the eyes and expressions of human face with quilling!! So conveniently kept the thought aside :-)( Easy job right ;-) )

Happy and smiling kiddo :-)
      One day when had enough courage to give it a try, it all started!! It definitely took more time than any of my other projects till date! Started with eyes first.. Happy that they didn't turn out angry eyes (which is usually the case when I draw ;-) )  and then comes the smiling face ! Had to rework few times to achieve the expression! Very happy with the way whole thing turned out! My friend was very happy with it too .. Happy me :-) :-)

Next to the original picture!!
I should try another portrait in 2018! Let me know what do you think of this work!!

Have a happy weekend and a very happy new year!!


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Table centerpiece with quilled flowers!!

Hello all,

It's been ages I have visited this place :-( My bad!

        For today's post, I am going to show you guys how a simple cardboard box turned into a table centerpiece with little bit of DIY and quilling! Inspired from pinterest,  always wanted to make a centerpiece for dining table. Once I found the cardboard box, jumped on to the job at hand. Have glued the jute twine to the cardboard with hot glue gun. It's time to add bit of color. There enters quilling. Made three simple flowers and some leaves. Made an arrangment on one side of the box. Tadaaa.. my centerpiece is ready. Loved the way those flowers sit against the rustic jute backdrop!!

Rustic beauty!!
        My actual plan is to make some yarn balls of different colors( that's another DIY) and arrange them with some serial lights in the box! For now the box is ready and waiting for me to make the yarn balls(Lazy me!!)

        How do you like the idea of converting a boring cardboard box into a decorative piece.  Let me know what you think!!Have a great week !!

With love,