Quilled Poppies, Wheat and Strawberries (Summer in a Frame) and My New Etsy Shop.
This project came to life due to a wonderful Facebook event, called the Artchain. For 5 days I had to share old projects and this gave me the opportunity to revisit works which I made for my blog back in 2011. “Gifts of Summer” was created for the Homyachock Challenge Blog when I was invited by their quilling team to be a guest designer. I must confess that back in those days I was pretty proud of that little piece, but now I couldn’t help thinking how I would bring the same idea to life in 2015. So here is my interpretation of it now:
All the flowers and the strawberries are made with 1mm wide paper strips. It was a little bit tricky to bend the petals of the poppies to make them look more natural, but after 2 days of trying different techniques, I finally managed to get the look I wanted.
The entire composition fits into a 20cm * 26cm shadowbox frame. I really like how layered and dimensional everything turned out. Unfortunately, I don’t have the old design to compare them side by side, so this picture will have to do:
And last, but not least, I am so happy to announce that I finally opened my Etsy shop! I dreamed about this for quite some time now and I am thrilled that I took the plunge. My shop is called “From Paper to Petal”, which I think best describes the journey undertaken by the ordinary paper sheet, from being chopped into paper strips and all the way to becoming a beautiful flower. I have a low stock for now, but more items will be added over the week-end. I am also opened for custom orders, so I hope that slowly I will able to shift to the shop most of my orders from my blog and Facebook page.
Thank you for your visit!