Monday, November 21, 2011

One in a million :)

Hello All,

I have been kinda silent on the tutorials, and I apologize. Largely to myself because I love writing tutorials and spreading the joy of creation :) But I have been terribly busy. One of my closest friends' B'day is SO close, I am afraid my gift won't make it in time and I must knock myself on the head for almost having forgotten that her b'day was approaching! Duh! But I remembered and I hope she likes it, she is after all, the ONE IN A MILLION people you get to meet. I want her to know that SHE has been a great inspiration for me and that I look up to her, as a guiding light :)

A jewellery box for a gem I have come across in my life :)









I can't seem to stop photographing it! Thanks to Honey for her photography tips :) The quality of photographs is suddenly so much better! :)

Addition: The box IS hand-made, from the back support of a sketch book. I have finished using up the pages and the cardboard at the back was lying around. I cut it up (after some involved calculations as the box has been sent to my friend with a personalized poem written on a scroll inside, the scroll had to fit in the box) and made the box. The black paper used is 130 gsm black card paper. The red is ordinary 80 gsm printing paper and the red lining inside the box is 300 gsm red carton paper.

Happy Quilling

Pritesh


PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding........:-)

21 comments:

Bronwyn said...

This will be a treasured gift!

Sathya said...

Wowwwwwwwww....wat a lovely gift....will be treasure by ur friend forever....

Neha Jain said...

this box is hanmade or wht? pls tell in detail about the box

Hussena said...

your box looks gorgeous...can't imagine the time and effort that went in creating this beautiful creation...its sure is"One in a million"

SUGANTHI said...

This is such a wonderful idea and such a nice gift , Your friend will cherish it.

megha said...

lovely box ,great insipiration ,but time would'nt help out me .great greart,...........love you,thanks

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thanks Bronwyn, Sathya, Hussena (the box took a total of about 10 - 11 hours to make), Suganthu and Megha.

Neha, I have made the addition to the post about the box :)

Quilling.lt said...

Oh wow!! It is really so wonderful! I love your box Pritesh!

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thanks a lot Vilma :)

Szalonaisa's Wonderland - quilling cards said...

the flower pattern is absolutely stunning!!! love this box!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Pritesh yes the photography is much better-- I didnt want to tell your earlier as your work was so fantastic and it didnt seem right to offer even a bit of criticism!!!

Do post a closeup of the red flower if you still have it with you.
Love
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Anastasia (Annie) said...

The box it self looks very valuable. Beautiful!!

Baukje said...

what a wonderful and lovely box I love it!
Greetings Baukje

Nati said...

beautiful creation!!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thanks a lot Szalonaisa.
I understand Sonia, but I just didn't know how to handle the lack of light in Stockholm. I finally stumbled upon Honey's blog that gives tips for photography and I used them! :)
Thanks Annie! :)
Thank you Baukje and Nati :)

Karuna said...

its gorgeous!!!

Love
Karuna
www.craftingqueen.in

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thank you Karuna :)

Priya said...

Beautiful! So neatly Done!

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thank you Priya :)

Neha Jain said...

i want to make this box :)

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Sure Neha, just make sure you have a hard enough cardboard to sustain standing independently for a long time. And do thorough calculations before you start, to make sure the box looks neat :) The starting point is the lid because the dimensions of the lid will decide the size of the box as well :)