Monday, December 26, 2011

Quilled Fractal

Hello All,

This is a REAL quick post as I am off to Aractic Circle and Ice Hotel tomorrow.........I will spend my New Year in the northernmost part of the globe I can access :D

I have been obsessing about what to make for the Homyachok challenge theme. And with the limited time I had, I came up with this: Fractals (everyone was making snowflakes so I could not and did not want to make yet another snowflake)........for those who are not very familiar, fractals are geometric shapes, which on zooming will resemble the overall structure. So, no matter how much you zoom in, the shape remains the same. Frost is well known to form in fractal structures (phew, there goes the chemist in me!) :D



Here is my (extremely simple) version of a fractal.....I wish I had some more time to do justice to the pattern.........but somehow, Homyachok challenge means a lot to me and I am off to a place with no Internet, so I won't be able to make much there :)


Submitting this to Homyachok challenge with theme: Winter Patterns



Wishing you all a very happy, prosperous and creative 2012.............may we see more and more of fantastic quilling in the coming year


Take loads of care and stay warm :)


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........:-)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas is brown here :)

Hello All,

When I came across the Indian Craft Room challenge # 13, I knew I just HAD TO give it a try. The thing that excited me the most was the theme: Non-traditional colours! :) I love to bend rules (specially the not so clearly defined ones!), so here comes, my violet and brown take on Christmas :) This is the first time I have tried a Japanese Fan technique. Though I was wary, I am really happy with the outcome :) The vintage Father Christmas image is a free printable from bnute.com. :) The background is a random print of everything related to Christmas, it is a very light beige print but darned lack of light prevents me from taking a proper photo! :(





And also to:

1. Make it Monday challenge.
2. 2 sisters challenge
3. Christmas Card Week 3 challenge
4. Make a Christmas Card challenge

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........:-)

Monday, December 19, 2011

White Pink Flower Frame - Tutorial




Hello All,

After a long silence (yes, I do hit mental blocks many times!), I am back, with a simple tutorial. Nothing ground breaking :) I just felt like posting a tutorial......the flowers have been used in this Frame :)




The flower tutorial is here and the leaves are something I have posted about before........



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........:-)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Quilled K - Challenge

Hello All,

And here comes Pritesh's second challenge. What you need to do is to make a quilled "K". Feel free to experiment, the "K" can be embellished, surrounded by flowers, characters, creepers, chocolates............let your imagination run amok!

I recently made a quilled "K" to celebrate the B'day of a very very special girl! This is my tribute to her and her lovely lovely mother, who is a dear dear friend!



And what am I giving away?

An exotic quilled frame with a monogram letter chosen by the winner of the challenge! :)

Rules:

1. No backlinking please, it has to be a new project.
2. Leave the link in the comments to this post, if you have a blog. If not, send them by e-mail to pritzd@gmail.com.
3. You can combine it with any number of challenges you want.
4. Link back to my challenge-post here.
5. Innovation will hold 34% weightage, skill in quilling 33% and 33% to neatness and over all harmony in the piece. I will select the winner based on these 3 criteria.
6. The challenge closes on January 5, 2012 at 17:00 (CET) (You have 24 days! That's a long long time folks!)
7. It can be ANY thing, a card, a frame, a tag, practically anything! :)

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........:-)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My best, I think

Hello All,

After one sleepless night and 7 hours straight of only quilling, this is what I created. I am not particularly proud of the creation but I am, of the patience I displayed! Hehehehe! It's a very Larissa inspired creation (thanks Kate for the link). She is, of course, a class apart! I can never claim to be half as good but try, I will :) But I will always be fond of this project because there was nothing I HAD TO conform to, to make this one. I made it truly for my own pleasure (and I have a track record of doing my best when I am not under pressure!).....a creation just to please myself :) At the end, however, I decided that I want to gift it to a little girl, who turns 1 in some time. I know she won't even know what it is but maybe, some day, she will remember her Aunt who made this for her and appreciate it :)

I've used silver glitter pen to make the swirls as I think, swirls is my strong point. And my hands had been itching to use these lovely glitter pens I bought long long ago :) [Sorry for so many pictures, I couldn't stop clicking!]

Here is my creation and linking it to Crafty JC challenge # 12, Crafty Boots' "Anything Goes" challenge,









Sorry, no tutorials for this one as there is nothing difficult really that I have done. Just simple 3D petals involved (tutorial here) with a gradation of colour and some beehive quilling to fill the monogram :)

Hope y'all will like it :)

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........:-)

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Hello All,

Mirror mirror on the wall,
Who's the prettiest of them all..............

And the mirror answered - It's me! :)

I have had this Ikea mirror with me for quite a long time. And I just didn't know how to put it to use. Just at that time, Kavitha gets in touch with me and I am the Guest Designer for her next challenge! When you truly want something, the Universe conspires to get it for you! :)


I have used an Ikea framed mirror, painted it with gold acrylic paint and lifted some paint off using a tissue paper. The main flower is a noodle petal flower I invented and the smaller flowers are semi-quilled, using a daisy punch. I am posting this on Crafty JC challenge # 12 (Holiday Favours) as well. :)

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........:-)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Quilled wreath and angel (tutorial) - my beehive obsession on :)

Hello All,

I will not bug you again with how much I like the beehive technique! :D So, here is my creation using the technique. When my husband looked at it and said Wow, I knew I was in the business! :D He rarely praises me. And, of course, the tutorials follow. I have split them into two, because one single file would be too long.....



I am particularly proud of this one because I drew the stars myself and I like the effect! :)

I am entering this for the following challenges:

1. Christmas Fun Challenge at Pollycraft Challenge
2. Challenge # 34 - Christmas, at Pattie's Creations
3. Colour Challenge at Lollipop Crafts
4. Colour of Christmas Challenge at Kaboodle Doodles
5. Holiday Greetings challenge at Party Time Tuesdays
6. Make it Mondays Christmas Challenge

Tutorial for wreath:


Tutorial for the angel (quite long, I must say!)


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........:-)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Beehive Technique - Video

Hello All,

There are these times you want to just give someone a hug for being an inspiration so big that your life may well be altered (for good) because of their contribution! Well, my LIFE is not altered but my quilling SURE is. I owe Susan a big one for this technique. She was apparently 'playing around with paper strips and her slotted tool' and came up with a technique she calls the Beehive technique.

Her blog-post for that technique is here. I am including images of what she has created using this technique (May God improve her health soon!)



Now, I must admit that I have become obsessed with this technique because I just picture a million possibilities using this one! I can't stop thinking about the number of ways in which I can use this technique! I guess, I am going to be including it in every single project I make henceforth :)

So, I gave it a try and here is a tutorial video. The video is not an optimum quality (not even close to it, in fact) but my camera ran out of battery (what a lame thing!!!!!) and I used my computer's webcam to record it (bad! bad! bad!). I will sure try to post a better one soon, promise!

The credit for this technique is completely Susan's and I am just posting my humble take on it :)




If you use this technique in any of your projects, please make it a point to link back to Susan's post about it. She is the inventor.

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........:-)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Piglet Christmas Ornament

Hello All,

I have had a miserable day with my foot in a bandage! :( But there is always quilling to cheer me up. Hence, this small little piglet, to brighten up the remaining part of the day! :) This is also (pretty much last minute!) entry to the Hanging Out challenge hosted by Kavitha :). Also, Decorate to Celebrate challenge and Anything goes dangly challenge and Make it Mondays Christmas challenge








Hope this pink little thing brightens your day as well!

Smile and be happy

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........:-)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A semi-quilled flower - tutorial

Hello All,

AND less than 24 hours later, I am back with a tutorial! :D :D Hahaha, quilling is addictive and I am an addict, thoroughly, irreversibly! :D

Here is my tutorial on semi-quilled flowers (I had these punches lying around and I hardly ever used them!). These flowers are NOT my invention, they are sort of my take from this original tutorial. I loved them so much that I decided to make a Pritesh-mutant of it! :D (sorry but this post makes use of punches which you are to have with you! Any variations of this, depending on what punches you have, are more than welcome) :)



Here goes.......



































This flower is perfectly doable by absolute beginners! Hope you enjoyed

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........:-)