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