Homyachok challenge blog has started a new quilling challenge today: "Calligraphy"
The task is to quill any phrase, word or single alpha. The letter should be in the center of attention. I'm particularly fond of this task since I love quilled text, yet it's not very common.
And being a part of the DT I had to quill something for inspiration. =)
I had a thousand of ideas, but none seemed to be "perfect enough". I thought of making a pretty mural in shades of purple to decorate our new bedroom - couldn't decide about the word ("love" or "peace" seemed to be too obvious), or a panel with my husband's and my names quilled giving out a name of our upcoming baby - but we're undecided about the latter yet and I'm not very wiling the reveal the gender =) This and that... and I found myself dreaming about a wonderful creation just a few days before the dead-line. So I settled with my best friend's name: Sveta (CBETA spelled in Russian) and applied the technique I wanted to try for a long time.
I used 15 mm wide quilling strips of 5 blue shades. And tried to imitate the font called "Romashka Deco". Having the strips rolled up longitudinally I made a bunch of "pipes", glued them together and cut the name in the piped panel. Added some flowers and a few loose rolls.
I think it looks cute enough to present it to my friend =)
A couple of close ups:
So, it's your turn now - join us with your quilled text, words or letters!