1. Rs.500 gifts from Dimension of Crafts
2. Rs.250 worth gift from Letzcreate,
3. A handmade gift worth Rs.300 from our DT Aparna
This month’s theme in IQCG is “Rainbow Colours”.
The beauty of the rainbow in the sky, especially after the rain provides immense joy to everyone with its warmth of unity amongst the colours.
The radiance from the colours Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red enhance the beauty of any artefact that we create.
Here goes my ‘Design Team’ project.
“Weaved rainbow coloured paper earring”
I used multi coloured 5mm strips and weaved together to create this beautiful earring.
The earring is light weight, water-proof coated with dimensional magic.
Indian Quilling Challenge Group turns 3 this month and we are celebrating with a Birthday Blog Hop! There will be no quilling contest this month.
Here goes my ‘Design Team’ project.
Birthdays would be incomplete without a cake. Cupcakes are a favourite to everyone; especially to those who have a sweet tooth and yet health conscious 🙂
How exciting would it be to have a cute smiley cupcake that wishes you a very happy birthday!!!
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With Women’s day round the corner,the march theme at IQCG is “Celebrate Women”.
The challenge details are available at: IQCG#35 – Celebrate Women. Kindly participate and showcase your creativity. Here is my DT post for this theme.
Inspired by the Tree of Life and dedicated to all the Women out there – Mother, Friend, Wife, Grandmother, Sister and Daughter.
Dedicating my first post as part of the design team @ IQCG 2017. February is the month of love and the theme is all about Love, what does it mean to you?
The challenge details are available at: IQCG #34 – Love is
To me, love is cherishing the art of creativity within ourselves: Creativity through adding colors and vibrance to enhance the beauty to last for years to come.
Some inspiring quotes on love from
“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.”
“Love is not love, which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
Oh, no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests.. and is never shaken. ”
Hope to meet you all every month with my inspiring creations.
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The English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) wrote at least two poems titled “The Butterfly.” In one of these, which begins with the line “I’ve watched you now a full half-hour,” the speaker describes his contemplation of a butterfly that sits quietly on a yellow flower in a garden. The speaker welcomes the butterfly as a reminder of his joyous youth.
The above quilled art reminds me of that poem. Here are a few lines from the poem.
I've watched you now a full half-hour; Self-poised upon that yellow flower And, little Butterfly! indeed I know not if you sleep or feed. How motionless!--not frozen seas More motionless! and then What joy awaits you, when the breeze Hath found you out among the trees, And calls you forth again!
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Submitting this Quilled Sun God, the embodiment of summer as my entry for
December is the month of fun and holidays. Kids throughout the world eagerly wait to celebrate christmas especially for the gifts. My kids are so well-behaved during this month hoping to receive something nice by the end of the year even though we do not celebrate Christmas 🙂
I thought of making an artefact to go with Christmas and what better than a snowflake to remind everyone of the fun and holidays.
Rolling the paper strips into loose/tight coils and creating various shapes out of that is my favourite technique. Snowflakes can bring out your best of creativity.
I have put together instructables for this at http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-You-Want-to-Build-a-Snowflake/
Quilled snowflakes may seem easy to make but takes lots of effort to assemble the tiny pieces together to create this wonderful pattern.
This snowflake glitters during the day and it glows in the dark with the radio-luminescent paint.
Submitting this snowflakes as my entry for this year end December 2016 challenge
Happy New year folks..
Birthdays for kids have become an high-end affair for the parents. I feel that the birthday party day is hectic for the parents running around to decorate the place, prepare or order snacks and hunt for return gifts. These days the kids do not leave the birthday party without return gifts handed over to them. Is that necessary? Return gifts turn out to be more expensive than the actual gifts that the child receives.
We as grownups may be setting a bad example by teaching kids to expect return gifts or gifts for all occasions. This thought should slowly change and the concept of homemade handicrafts should be encouraged; such as greeting cards, quilled crafts, baked items, loom bands, origami etc.
For my daughter’s 8th birthday, we had invited her close friends and I had requested them to gift her a simple surprise card – A card that talks about the qualities they liked in my daughter. This concept would not only boost their self-confidence but also help them sustain such skills.
Personalised handmade gifts are really appreciated and cherished. I have been gifting my quilled jewellery and encourage my kids to create cards for special occasions.
Kids are very creative these days and they refer to the Internet to design lots of crafts and jewellery.
Kindle your child’s creativity 🙂
Samples of quilled jewellery that I gifted..
Festivals in India are marked by bright lights. Festivals like Dusshera and Diwali spiritually signify the victory of light over darkness. Here are a few quilled Diya (Lamp holders) that I put together.
These quilled Diyas can be used to light up your houses during festivals, can adorn your puja or may be gifted to loved ones for special occasions.
In continuation to my post on Wings of creativity here comes my other creation with vibrant colours of yellow and blue. The flower is quilled with comb technique and is decorated using glitters and crystals.
There is a fusion of metal, paper and crystals to add beauty to this piece.The jewelry can be created in many forms depending on the interest of the creator. The earring has a mixture of petal and a tiny dome shaped jhumka with a dazzling dewdrop crystal.
When I took a break from my regular job, I was wondering what I should do next to keep me occupied. I enjoy life and look for avenues that inspire me. I love my creations and with that dedication the least I can expect is recognition for my creativity 🙂
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I am happy to announce that I am part of the design team at Indian Quilling Challenge Group IQCG 2017
Design team 2017
Stay tuned to see my creations every month starting February 1st 🙂
I am happy to announce that my quilling instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-You-Want-to-Build-a-Snowflake/ was selected to the final list of 19 entries out of 150 world wide submissions. And I won a runner up prize.