Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Paper Quilling - Lily Pond

Whenever I need quick craft pick me up, I like to do Paper Quilling. Paper Quilling is fun, and easy craft for all ages.You just need some paper strips to get started,i made this project without quilling tool,but if you want a quilling tool,you can buy it from any craft store or make one by yourself, as for me,I like to make coils by rolling paper strip between my fingers.



I got my inspiration from fellow Craftziner member Aanchal, from the moment I laid my eyes her quilling project, I knew I had to make one for myself but with my own design and style, of course. I finished this project within three days, but in excitement I forgot to take in progress pictures :( sorry for that.


So, here I am with this cute little Lily Pond, which started as stack of old CDs, Why CDs??? Well no reasons, I just try to incorporate upcycling in all my projects. I stacked 5 CDs on the left side and 10 CDs on right side to create different levels and one small CD overlapping the lower level.




For the water I used Frisker crimper to create wave-like effects, I randomly layered several hues of blue for each coil, so each water coil is different from the other.

 Border is made up of two layers of grayish off white rectangular coils to create boulder boundary look.

I could not find floral punch of right shape and size so instead I made polymer clay flowers, hmmm I can’t keep my hand off my clay but love the way these flowers turned out, Ahh so pretty.


I used husking techniques for the leaves; again I layered them with different hues of green, randomly.


Tall grass is mixture of paper, plastic and dry stems. For cattails I coated purple plastic strip with white glue then dusted off with semolina.


Frogs were made with 3D Quilling technique, where I made two round tight coils and then made them into dome shape by pushing inside part with pencil. Glued them together, added other details.


My favorite lily pond creature is the Dragon Fly, I made with seed beads and wax paper wings, standing on thin transparent plastic (I used a plastic cord thingy which attach tags to clothes)





Do not miss the buzz,there is also a tiny bumble bee (isn't she so cute), again seed bead body with wax paper wings.



Well I am officially in love with my lily pond; hope you will like it too. Now only I can keep it safe from dust and my toddler girl hmmmm



See you soon.

Have a creative day,

Hugs,

Shahana.

64 comments:

  1. Adorable! I keep seeing these projects pop up, they look so cute and stylish, I love the simple technique!

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  2. So cute!

    I was just looking at the Klutz book for paper quilling. I love that you incorporated the CDs into it as your base.

    :) Laura

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  3. I also love the dragon fly. I would of never though to make a dragon fly with a bread tie. The over all project is wow!! I found you on Tuesday tag along and I am now following you. By the way your blog is so pretty.

    http://necciescreations.blogspot.com/

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  4. OMG this is totally awesome! LOL I sound like a surfer dude :-P Really though, incredible!!

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  5. Absolutely stunning!!! All the little details- I could stare at it for hours upon hours.

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  6. That is so amazing! Crafts By Amanda emailed me about this and my jaw dropped. It's gorgeous and so sweet!

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  7. I love quilling but I am not good at it and other loves always take precedence...beautiful work - the frogs make me smile...

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  8. wow,wow,wow,i love this.ur super duper talented.I like to have one:)
    Love the frogs.,.....mm,..no words to praise ur work

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  9. Wow that must have been a lot of work. Enjoy your little water vignette!

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  10. OMG this is amazing!! Thanks so much for showing it off! You did a great job!

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  11. How adorable! I've never tried this before! Lezlee

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  12. I love the little frog. Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

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  13. I can't even imagine how long this must have taken you! Amazing!

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  14. Whoa, are you serious? That is so cool! Amazing.

    Thank you for linking this up as well!

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  15. Hi! Stopping by from New Friend Friday. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by! Have a great weekend!

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    Happy Friday!!

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  17. It's beautiful! Lots of work and details in that project! The colors are great and I love the frog and dragon fly!

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  18. This is AMAZING! :)

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured you here:

    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-spotlight-favorites-from-soys-29.html

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  19. It is beautiful. I have always wanted to learn how to paper quill. It just looks like such an amazing art. I am so impressed. This looks stunning.

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  20. I am following you from Friday Follow.

    Thanks
    Jeanette Huston
    http://www.mommyblessingsinsmallbundles.com/

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  21. How absolutely adorable, especially the frogs

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  22. I'm really impressed at how intricate this craft appears. Love all the bright colors you chose for your art too. Super job!

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  23. This is simply gorgeous! I can't even imagine the time put into this. Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  24. Hi Shahana! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your Lily Pond later today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking to The Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you again next week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  25. Wow, this is amazingly detailed and I am guessing so timely! Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired last week.

    Chelsea

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  26. I don't know which part I love post, the pond, the frogs or the dragonfly. It's amazing!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  27. Wow that is absolutely amazing! Such detailed work. Wow! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

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  28. That's the neatest thing ever!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

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  29. This is amazing! My daughter is already planning her project. Thanks for sharing, and I will be featuring.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  30. Nice!! Lovely work Shahana. I don't do any quilling.... thanks a ton for your sweet and encouraging comment on my blog.


    Smita

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  31. this is super gorgeous... must have been loads and loads of effort... well done...

    Hugs
    Shalini
    www.craftcurry.com

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  32. wow, amazing! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! Hope to see you again soon!

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  33. Are you kidding me?! That is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. wow! this is super fun! And it looks like it took a ton of work! I am so impressed!

    Thanks for linking up!

    I hope you join me today for another link party!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  35. Shahana,
    You r really talented.Super,super,super
    Best Wishes,
    Shahana

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  36. I've never seen anything like this. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Thank you for contributing this to http://www.FineCraftGuild.com's DIY Tutorial Linky Party.

    It's beautiful and well presented.These ponds are just so cool and unique and make me want to get back into doing paper art... Wonderful!

    Sooo....if you have a new & equally wonderful tutorial you wish to share with us this week, come on over. We just opened a new linky party for this week's greatest talented artisans out there! (and you are one of them ;-0)

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  38. Looks remarkably like the quilled pond with frogs made by my daughter in 1999 and featured in the third quilling gallery on my website!

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  39. OMG its stunning,beautiful,awesome,seems too much hardwork.Like it.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

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  41. hey u r superhuman in paper quilling..its so amazing..m also learning this art..can u give me ideas how to imagine n create d 3d quilling objects?

    sneha.
    chocosneha@yahoo.com

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  42. absolutely awesome! wish i had that kind of patience....maybe someday.

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  43. Wow! wonderful work... Amazing.. Mind blowing....

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  45. Absolutely stunning!!!I love the colours.
    [Posting again...I somehow managed to delete my comment as soon as I posted it. Sorry...)]

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  46. ? ooo... mengapa?

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  47. That quilled paper frog is killing me!

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  48. just wondering ... and need ur premission if i do something like this (won't be as good)i am 13 and love quilling :) not very good at it but i am praticing.. would u be okay if i make something like the (not the exact same) and if it goes good i might enter it into the easter show?

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  49. thank u it was indeed breathtakingly beautiful

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  50. THIS is ADORABLE!!! Love it! ~tina

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  51. Wow,Its really very good!...Great work!-
    Timnish

    http://blog.timnishmitra.com

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  52. Awesome!!
    It's so beautiful.

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  53. Prace rewelacyjne !!! :D Podziwiam i zapraszam do siebie origami-pasja.blogspot.com

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  54. Absolutely Amazing....What a masterpiece u have created!!

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  55. That is epic, I tried to make one. And it success, thank you for giving us ideas. Can you make more and send us the website. Cause I am 9 and I started paper quilling at 8 so I don't have any ideas, and my mom too. I made that.

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