Quilled Poppies, Wheat and Strawberries and My New Etsy Shop

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:

Quilled Poppies, Wheat and Strawberries - Summer in a Frame

Quilled Poppies, Wheat and Strawberries – Summer in a Frame

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. Continue reading →

Quilled Daisies, Dandelions and Berries – Flowers in My Heart III

Quilled Daisies, Dandelions and Berries – Flowers in My Heart III.

This is my third heart decorated with quilled flowers and because I can bet it won’t be the last, I decided to include them all in a series titled “Flowers in My Heart”. I am sure every quiller out there will resonate with these words, as flowers are in the center of most of our artworks.

Flowers in My Heart III - Quilled Daisies, Dandelions and Berries

Flowers in My Heart III – Quilled Daisies, Dandelions and Berries

For the initial design I also quilled wheat and yellow poppies, but as I didn’t have enough space to place them all and I feel that less is always more, I eventually included only the daisies, berries and the fern-like leaves in the final arrangement. Continue reading →

Quilled Clover with Purple Flowers and Butterfly in a Shadowbox Frame

Quilled Clover with Purple Flowers and Butterfly in a Shadowbox Frame.

My first blog post of the year is a variation of my old design with quilled clover and white flowers. Initially it was a custom order for a greeting card, but got quickly upgraded to a beautiful framed artwork.

Quilled Clover with Purple Flowers and a Butterfly - Detail

Quilled Clover with Purple Flowers and a Butterfly – Detail

The total size of the frame is 15cm * 20cm, with the interior measuring 11.5cm * 16.5cm. I used hand cut 2mm wide paper strips for the clovers and 1.5mm wide paper strips for the butterfly. Continue reading →

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