Friday, December 28, 2012

Week Six: New Year's Celebration

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and if you're like me the Christmas celebrations are still ongoing! I hope all of your celebrations are wonderful.

This week's project is in honour of the next special day we're all heading towards at a rapid rate, which of course is the New Year!

To welcome in 2013 I went for a cityscape with fireworks
I went for nice bright colours to make the fireworks nice and celebrate-y

So, I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you have a great time celebrating the beginning of 2013! See you next year/week for a project that might flutterby...


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A belated week 3: 3D Gnome!

So, as you may have read in my week 4 post, this post was intentionally not shared until now because I wanted to give this quilled item to someone on Christmas day, and I didn't want her to see it until then. So, now that she has him in her possession, I can happily share pictures of him with you all!

He's a happy little Gnome!

He's so tiny he's only just taller than the grass! His pointy little hat helps him to stand out though. I told his owner to make sure she doesn't add him to her outdoor collection, he's a bit to delicate for the work of a regular gnome. Maybe he can guard her desk?

I love his curly beard, and the thoughtful look on his face. I don't know if gnomes normally have pointy ears, but I thought maybe he could be a gnome-elf hybrid for the sake of Christmas.

He was worth the wait, wasn't he? Next week, we are going to see fireworks to celebrate New Years!

Merry Christmas everyone :)


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Week Five: Nativity Scene

A day late, I know. I'm flakey. Let's move on.

This week's is short, sweet and simple, and is in theme for this week's coming special day.

It's simple but I think it does the trick. I added extra stars with a gold pen as I didn't want other quilled stars to complicate the scene.
I think the minimalist imagery is appropriate, a more detailed depiction of the scene would need to be done on a much larger scale to be done well.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, I hope you have a lovely week. Next week's project will celebrate the New year!


Friday, December 14, 2012

Week 4: Christmas Wreath

You may be wondering, 'What about week 3 Renata, you said something exciting about 3D quilling, and then it never showed up!'

Well, yes. You are correct, I have not posted last week's project yet. I did it, and it was successful, and adorable. But here's my dilemma: I want to give it to someone, and I don't want her to see it ahead of time. I'm going to give him (there's a hint for you) to her for Christmas, so I've decided I'm going to wait until after she has received him to post about it. It'll be out of order, I know, but it'll be worth it.

I considered coming on last week to explain all of this, but I hate putting up posts without any pretty pictures to look at, so I decided to wait for this one to explain.

Now, on to this week's project:

I've made Christmas Wreath cards before, and this is almost exactly the design I usually do, so it's not been an exciting new venture like the orchid or 3D quilling, but I'm happy with adding a Christmas classic to the stockpile :)

This time I added some mistletoe on top with a different leaf technique to my norm. What do we think?

Next week we're in our last week of Christmas Quilling for the year, with a nice little nativity scene card, nothing too fancy as I'll be busy getting ready for Christmas Day!!!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

52 Quilled Items in a Year, Card Two: Angel

As we are now officially in December, it's time to start doing more Christmas quilling!

This week our quilled item is this lovely angel:

I wanted to have her play some sort of instrument, but I struggled to work out how to do the one I wanted, but I've put it down as a possible future quilling project, and had her hold a little rose instead.

I'm also filling some orders for my paper snowflake ornaments this week, busy busy busy!

Stay tuned for next week, when I'll be taking my first step into the world of 3D quilling!!!