Monday, February 24, 2014

Purple quilled flowers

     A few days ago , I received a request to make a card to be gifted to non other than the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J . Jayalalitha for her birthday . which is today. The request came from the management of a school.  They had no idea about quilling or quilled cards. They were looking for someone who could make them a handmade card  . Their search led to our library and to me .After seeing some of my cards and my blog  they asked me to make a completely quilled card with flowers and leaves. The only problem was I had less than two days in which to finish with the card size being a little less than A4.I wanted the card to look more green , which is the Chief Minister's favourite colour but instead it turned out more purple and adding more leaves only make the card look too busy.
    I tried some new colour combinations for this card  I made all the flowers using a needle tool, using  three different shades of purple. The greens and purples are made using 5mm strips and the little blue flowers were made using 3mm paper strips.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Quilled Valentine with Royal flowers.

    A few weeks ago I received a mail from a very sweet person asking me to make a valentine's day card. She let me choose the colours and layout . Her only request was that I use Royal quilled flowers in them.  Thanks to her I made these gorgeous flowers . I used  dark centred pink-purple paper strips and white strips . I embossed a sheet of metallic white paper and cut out the heart shape. Although most people use a slotted toll to make royal quilled flowers , I prefer using a needle. I loved using these dark centred paper strips , the tight coils and the multi strip scrolls were all made from the same pack. The thick crimped white paper strips are hand cut.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

By Hand, From The Heart- One Show, Many Stories

                                                                      Quilled Lilac

     By Hand, From The Heart , is a market place for artisans, designers and entrepreneurs to showcase their handmade, handcrafted, handwoven and homemade products. The market place is held periodically in Chennai to celebrate and to promote all things hand made.
     I could only dream of taking part in such huge events . Thanks to Deepa Sekar Co founder at By Hand, From The Heart, who convinced me to take part in the event this month in a very small way , I have been working  for the past few weeks making cards which will be on display at the event and will also be available for sale. I have posted a few of my cards on my page . If you are in Chennai on the 14th and 15th of this month don't forget to drop in at By Hand , From The Heart market place . Here is the event page, you will find such wonderfully talented people and their beautiful work featured on the page, it would be such a treat to see them all in person.
                                                                    QUILLED KITE

 Friday & Saturday. 14th & 15th February 2014 from 10 A.M to 8 P.M
At, Hanu Reddy Residences, 41/19, Poes Garden,
Teynampet, Chennai - 600086   

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Quilled valentine.

      I quilled this for a valentine theme scrap book cover page. I was asked to use red and black combination, something I have not tried so far. I found three different shades of red strips with me and used them on a hand made paper background. I embossed a red colour card stock first and hand cut the heart shapes. I used 120gsm and 160 gsm hand cut black colour strips.

      If you are following my facebook page you might have have seen this card I made a while ago. I have embossed the background here as well . Must admit that although I like the texture, it is difficult to stick strips down on an embossed paper .

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