Tea Plant – Camellia Sinensis

Tea Plant – Camellia Sinensis.

It’s really been a long time since I last made blooming branches. I even thought I reached my saturation point after constantly quilling them years ago and that I will have to stay away from anything even resembling a twig. But then Spring comes and one is mercilessly hit in the face with pretty blooms and tender leaves. I guess there is no resisting that, so I obediently taken out my paper strips and trusty wire and began to quill away.

Tea Plant - Camellia Sinensis

Tea Plant – Camellia Sinensis

I wanted to try something different than the classic apple and cherry branches, which I feel have been overdone in the quilling world (guilty as charged!) and unfortunately fail to inspire me anymore. To be honest, I don’t remember how I came to decide upon the tea plant. All I know is that I fell in love with its little white flowers and bright yellow stamens. Plus, I love me some green tea! 🙂 Continue reading →

Quilled Spring Flowers – Hello, Spring!

Quilled Spring Flowers – Hello, Spring!

Hello Spring,

I am looking forward to being inspired by your beautiful flowers and sunny days! 🙂

Quilled Spring Flowers - Peony, Hellebore and Magnolia

Quilled Spring Flowers – Peony, Hellebore and Magnolia

I had such an energy boost from the warm weather, that I managed to stay focused and finally finish this panel by the first day of Spring. I started working on it somewhere in December, choosing the flowers and the colors. As it always happens, I ended up modifying it so many times, adding and removing flowers, leaves and whatnot, that I lost count. Last week I set myself a deadline: to finish by the 1st of March or to completely give up on it. And here it is now! I will definitely make use of this method again 😀 I created a lot of new floral designs these past months and the ones I used here, the peony, hellebore and magnolia are my favorite. Continue reading →

Quilled Anemones and Geranium – Floral Tile II

Quilled Anemones and Geranium – Floral Tile II.

I am back with the second piece from my series of densely packed 12cm*12cm floral tile, this time with quilled anemones (Anemone Hupehensis) and geranium “Wargrave Pink”. Inspiration came directly from the garden, where from weeks on end superb white and pink anemones kept on blooming. For the geranium leaves I plucked the real ones from the plant, drew their contour and then carefully cut each of them.

Floral Tile II - Quilled Anemones and Geranium

Floral Tile II – Quilled Anemones and Geranium

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