The first challenge on Kavi's new blog is starting from today. The challenge is to make a project that can be hung. It can be a tree ornament , wreath or a wall hanging or any other project of your choice. It need not have to be a quilling project ,you can use any material for your project.
I made a quilled butterfly mobile and I hope it inspires you all to join and play along this challenge . You can find more on the challenge here.
Exam time for my kids mean less computer time and crafting time for me . I tried to do as well as I can in the little time I had.
I went Ann's blog for inspiration and there I found this which answered to all my wishes for making something beautiful with paper strips mainly .
The pot was not easy at all. I cut a whole lot of paper and then rolled them all together , I enlisted the help of an old C.D to support the coils as I don't have a curling coach. That was the easy part, when I tried to shape the coil , I did not drop the coil once but several times and I very nearly gave up on it. When only the recollection that I have put so much strips into this project made me complete the pot.
I used 5mm wide strips but I suppose using one centimeter wide strips would be a wiser option. The pot is not as perfect as I had planned but it is better than what I had hoped for at one time .I applied a nice coating of glue and gloss to the pot for durability.
I already had this string of beads which I attached to the center and then quilled some small butterflies which I stuck to the beads at regular intervals. Then I attached a bell to the string , I had the bell with me for sometime It was hanging from my Kusudama until recently.
Photographing the mobile was the next challenge , the butterflies were always in motion and it was not easy to get a nice shot.
I am top three and winner of take a quill pill Piyu's first anniversary challenge. I get 10$ to spend in any store of my choice(for a curling coach perhaps).I had entered this project for the challenge. I am so very pleased .
Thanks for stopping ,have a creative day.