Last week I received an order for a few small shadowbox frames with spring blossoms. I’ve browsed through so many photos with cherry and apple branches full of flowers that for days every time I closed my eyes that was the only thing I could see!
Those of you who follow me on Facebook already know about this project from the photos which I posted on my page. I should have finished it sooner, but, unfortunately, after I spent a whole day trying to shape the quilled branches, nothing turned out as I wanted. So… I decided to take a break over the weekend hoping to get back on the project with a fresh approach. And I am glad I did so, because on Monday I visited the Homyachok blog and their current challenge became my source of inspiration: “Spring in a Circle”.
I made a circle from florist wire covered in crepe paper with Ø=9cm and I started wrapping the flower stamens around it. I then added the leaves, which I made from crepe paper and, finally, the three ladybugs as a final touch.
I made the flowers from 160gm paper, hand cut into 1mm paper strips. I simply love how delicate and fragile they look!
A photo with the wreath on my palm, to give you an idea on the real size:
I like so much the way the wreath turned out that I decided to actually keep it for myself! Bad news is that I still have to finish the blossoms haha!
Here are some of my other projects where I’ve used similar flowers, made of 1mm paper strips: quilled forget me not flowers, red and white martisoare flowers and my first quilled cherry blossom branch.
I am entering the flower wreath in this month’s challenge on:
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