2011/06/20

Homyachok QUILLING challenge #1

Ladies, I have great news!
First of all: I'm a member of quilling designer team for Homyachok challenge blog now =) Yay! I'm really honoured and excited, I never thought I'd ever be a designer, 'cause I heard too often that I'm good in theory and a poor crafter when it comes to practice... So I had to deal with tutorials, articles and such and never with 'designing'. And now I have a chance! Thanks for everyone who supported me!

And today the first quilling challenge on Homyachok blog is launched called 'Solo' and the task is to create one beautiful quilled flower.

There's my entry:



And a kind of close up to show the dimension and the central part:

The yellow rolls in the petals can be removed, and I still can't decide which way I like it better - with holes or yellow spots in petals.

I never paid much attention to the size of petals, and I always thought that natural petals never have the same size, so my flowers always had different petals =) This time I tried to make them all of one size. I even used a special ruler with circles to measure the rolls... and I was really surprised when petals, made of the rolls of the same size, turned out to be different! Wow... that's something to think about. And 'more practice' is definetely my next goal =)

That's the banner of the challenge:

Projects are accepted till the 10th of July. Come on join us! And anyway be sure to drop by and check out other designers' works! Personally I am amazed by the example of Katrin!

Thanks for looking!

P.S.: for those of you who don't speak Russian "homyachok" means "little hamster" ;)

24 comments:

  1. So lovely and congratulations you deserve it as your quilling is outstanding

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  2. ух, ты, Аня!!!!! Аж дыхание перехватило от такой красоты!!!! Какой шикарный и необычный цветок!!!

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  3. That is so beautiful! I've never done anything like this but looking at your work makes me want to try!

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  4. Wow, this is a BEAUTIFUL flower - I love it! Good luck in the challenge!

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  5. Dr Sonia, thank you for your kind comment! *hugs*

    amber-lily, я, правда, не Аня, но спасибо за комплимент цветку =)

    Ycats - thank you! I'm sure you should give it a try ;) It's pretty addictive.

    Philipps, thanks! =) Although being a 'designer' I'm out of challenge =) I can only invite you to join =)

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  6. Алена! Какой цветок шикарный! Долго-долго рассматривала все лепесточки, завиточи...это ж надо, столько терпения и фантазии иметь!!!!! и все так ровненько, аккуратненько! Очень-Очень-ОЧЕНЬ красивый!

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  7. Well this is the first time I have been to your blog and you are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on your new design team!!! I am so inspired by all of your creations. I have always been facinated by quilling but have never done it...you make me want to learn!!!

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  8. Is this challenge for everyone? , I live in India.

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  9. Nenika, спасибо за такой теплый комментарий, Лен =) Насчет "ровненько", конечно, я бы поспорила ;) Я свои грехи знаю =) Но все равно спасибо за поддержку! =)

    Audrey, thank you so much for dropping by and taking your time to leave a comment! =) I hope you'll be back some time =) Your visits are appreciated =)

    Suganthi, I talked about it with the team - generally the challenge is open for everyone. So feel free to join! I'm sure you, being an awesome quiller, can wow us with your projects =) The only disappointing thing is that sponsor can't ship a prize outside of Russia so far. But I'll be happy to see you among players =) If you have any questions or need help with russian text there - feel free to ask, I'll try my best to help you!

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  10. Алёночка, очень понравился твой фантастический цветочек!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Спасибо, Лариса =) Рада быть в одной команде ;)

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  12. Wow! Your flower is INCREDIBLE! How long did it take you? I'm amazed by the quilling and have never tried it.

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  13. Very nice!
    www.quilling-mv.blogspot.com
    QUILLING BY MARIUS

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  14. Kelly, thank you =) It took me about... hmm.. 3 evenings, I guess. Rolled the elements of the center piece in one evening and spent about an hour thinking how to arrange the details so that they would look as a whole cluster. The next evening I spent cutting the fringes and began rolling the petals. And the third evening I completed the petals and put all the things together =)

    Maruis, thank you! Nice to meet you =)

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  15. Вот это фантазия!!! Потрясающий цветок получился!!!

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  16. Спасибо, Катюша =) Очень приятно =)

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  17. Такую красоту пропустила! Обалденный цветок, Алена!

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  18. Beautiful design! I especially like the center of the flower (I've never seen anything similar before) and the color combination.
    Congratulations for being a member of the DT, your design will surely inspire others!
    And one question, is this challenge only for russian crafters?

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  19. ManuK, thank you for coming and commenting ;) I appreciate your attention =)
    The challenge is open for everyone, but prizes will be shipped in Russia only.

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  20. Красивый цветок

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  21. beautiful ,creativeand so interesting way to realize a flower.great job.

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