Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Week Nineteen: Easter Eggs

It's our second week of Easter fun!

Easter eggs are great to eat and look lovely, and they're all symbolic and stuff, so I thought I'd make a simple Easter egg design.

I've seen several quilled egg designs, all lovely and in varied colours and forms, so this is clearly a popular subject for quilling.

I decided to have them resting on a bed of 'hay' like they're in a nest or something rather than a basket as I wanted them to be the focus and I thought a basket might overwhelm them a bit.

There are three cards, but I'm only adding one to my stock, the other two are going to family this Easter.

I cut the egg shapes out of coloured A4 paper, then framed them and decorated them, and I think it has a nice effect that makes it not too busy and very cheery.
^ the egg on the left here with the colourful leaf pattern is my favourite

I hope you all have a lovely long weekend full of Easter celebrations with your loved ones.

Next week we're leaving Easter behind and going for a popular subject of all forms of art.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Week Eighteen: 3D Bunny

Easter is nearly here! Can you believe it?

The next two weeks we will be preparing for Easter with some quilled projects themed as such, and to start we've got a little 3D quilled friend to meet!

Say hello to the runny babbit!

You can probably tell that I drew on the eyes, eyebrows and mouth.

I was going to have him holding a big egg or even a basket, but I don't want to make it all about the chocolate, so I thought a nice bunch of daisies would be a lovely gift to get from a bunny friend.

This was simple and fun, and if I had the time I would have made more in different designs. I really enjoy making 3D quilled figurines, but I'm yet to gauge what the pricing/popularity of such an item is. This is the first 3D figure I've made that isn't for anyone, it's going into the market stall stock box!

Next week we'll be going with a classic Easter card design of Easter Eggs!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Week Seventeen: St Patrick's Day

This coming Sunday is the 17th of March, which means two things in my world: St Patrick's Day and my husband's 28th birthday! As much as he likes my cards and admires my creative talents, he's not really the type to want an elaborately hand crafted card for his birthday (not many men are in my experience), so I thought I'd make one about St Patrick's Day instead.

I've made it a 'Good Luck' card, because not many people that I know give out cards for St Pat's, but the four leafed clover is a symbol for luck, so I thought that would work in nicely.

I went for the all green look of course, and it looks very nice now that it's done, but I got a bit sick of staring at that one shade of green! I ran out too actually. But I made a big order to my quilling supplier last week and it arrived yesterday, 18 different shades of loveliness (she threw in a couple of freebies for me too!) including a new batch of this green, so future projects won't miss out.

I like that this happens to be the 17th  week's post for a special day on the 17th, it adds to the lucky feel.

 Next week we'll be kicking off Easter preparations (I can't believe it's Easter already, it feels like Christmas was only a month ago to me), with a sweet widdle 3D Bunny I've made, so stay tuned.

Top o' the mornin' to ya!


ps - here's a look at that quilling order I mentioned - it's a lovely selection from my favourite paper supplier :) I'm looking forward to playing with all of them. If you are an Australian quiller you might want to check them out, great prices http://www.quilling.com.au/