Friday, November 4, 2011

Bellezza Veneziana con la carta (Venetian Beauty with paper)

Hello All,

 Here comes my entry to the Sweet Spot Cards Blog Hop :-) Lots of leaves.................leaves as leaves, leaves as veins to fannings of the leaves, gold leaves..........

A true representation of global unity.........a Venetian mask (bought from Venice, Italy), coloured and quilled on by an Indian, friends Hema from UK, Ann and Katrien from Belgium, Ashwin from Switzerland, Arun from Stockholm and Deepa & Laasya from India.

This project is my entry to the first Emirates National Day quilling exhibition, from 22nd to 24th Nov at Umm al Quwain, United Arab Emirates.

The details of the project:

Mask (bought in Venice) made of Papier-mâché, painted gold with gold acrylic paint
Base of the project: 1000 gsm (grams per square meter) white carton paper, covered with 300 gsm red card paper
Black fannings and Red royal lily petals: 300 gsm card papers
Black and gold 'leaves': 130 gsm papers
Red 'petals' from the flower: 80 gsm printing paper
Red parts of the Fuchsia flower: 80 gsm printing paper
Black and gold 'writing' on the mask: Fevicryl 3D outliners (that came all the way from India for this project)
Red lips on the mask: Rouge acrylic paint
Black swirls: 300 gsm black paper
Gold gilding: Gold acrylic paint

Total planning time: approximately 6 hours
Total working time: approximately 50 hrs (spread over ~30 days)

I wish to thank my wonderful family, my husband, my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, my sister-in-law, my Uncle-in-law and my little son for their endless support while I slogged, working on this project. Thank you ALL for putting up with me. Without you all, this just wouldn't have worked out. A special thanks to my sister, Nitesh, for being that pillar of support all the while and for getting me started with quilling. Without you, I wouldn't even be writing this :-)

A special thanks to Suzana who finally inspired me to think out of the box! I would give an arm and leg to be half as creative as her!

Am entering this one for Anything but a Card challenge :-)

And last, but not the least, thanks Leesandra Diaz, for inviting me to join the Blog Hop.

Here is the list of the Blog Hop members from all over the world.....Happy Quilling...........








SUGANTHI said...

Stunning Pritesh! You are the queen of mixed media art.

Regina said...

As Suganthi said I also love the mixture of mixed media art and quilling. They matchede perfectly and you did an amazing job!!!

Sandy D said...

Wow, Pritesh! That is so elegant and detailed. You put a LOT of work into this, I can tell. Thank you SO much for participating and contributing such a beautiful piece of work!

Sathya said...

Big hug to U dear for this lovely quilling!!!

Mannayah said...

amazing and creative .. thanks for sharing :)

Katrin said...

Очень красиво!!!

Sathya said...

Pritesh...I cant take my eyes off...U know...Have been revisiting ur blog for some tenth time now and admiring the beauty of ur quilled creation!!!!!!

Noor Azlina Abdul Samad K. said...

Wow Pritesh! This is so stunning! So creative!!

Miss Syaz said...

Words cannot describe it..It's like a masquerade fiesta..This is beyond my imagination..Kudos..

Nati said...

Nati from Brazil

Anastasia (Annie) said...

Wonderful creation. Very elegant too. Love it :)

Creative Quilled Creations said...

Very, very beautiful. I love the colors. Good luck with the exhibit.

Baukje said...

so sweet and so beautiful I love it!
Greetings Baukje

Сузана Илић said...

I love the way you combined things from all around the world, just like this blog hop does. I adore Venetian masks, really good choice you made.
Thank you for your lovely words, I don't know what to say!
Wishing you all the best!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a stunning creation

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thank you all for your wonderful words! And Suzana, a special thanks to you for dropping by and commenting :-) You're my quilling Goddess :-)

chillin with Quillin said...

wow, gorgeous!!!!!

Cristina said...

Just beautiful! I love the colors! Best wishes from Romania!

Molly Smith said...

GORGEOUS! Using mixed media on the mask looks wonderful with the paper quilling. I cannot wait to read how it does in the competition. The best to you in that regard. This design is absolutely gorgeous, amazing! Thank you for sharing :)

neli said...

Шедьовър!Нямам думи !Поздравления!

Mihaela said...

Wonderful creation, looks so beautiful, colors are so nice!!!

Bronwyn said...

Great design! Best wishes in the competition

Philippa said...

What a fabulous creation - so full of warmth and colour! The quilling is exquisite. I'm sure it will WOW them at the exhibition!

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thanks a lot Paula and Cristina! :-)
Thanks Molly, I have put in my best! Rest is all secondary :)
Thanks for dropping by Neli :)
Thanks Mihaela, Bronwyn and Philippa :)

Ann said...

Most unusual and exquisite!

aureliaeugenia said...

This is the best work of all your works.Congratulations!!!!! Good luck and good health .

Katie said...

Absolutely stunning, a true work of art!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week.

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thank you Ann, Aurelia and Katie :)