2011/09/19

Quilled name

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!

25 comments:

  1. Wow what stunning work-- not seen anything quite like this-- you have such creative ideas

    Cheers
    Sonia
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you, Sonia! =)
    I always try to look at things at different angles, hoping that it inspires someone else =)

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  3. very clever Alijona. I think this is awesome work.

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  4. WOW, looking great!!! I have an obssesion about quilling letters, I will try to make this pattern.

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  5. C ума сойти как красиво!!!

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  6. ух ты.. просто поразительно! красиво и ровно!

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  7. This is fabulous. i haven't seen anything like this before!! u r so imaginative n so creative!! great job!!

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  8. Ален, классно поучилось! Идея интересная, новаторская! И буковки очень аккуратно вырезаны!
    А почему Света?

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  9. Здорово получилось!
    Это ж столько трубочек!

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  10. Suganthi, thank you!
    Mahaela - thanks! Sure you should try it! We're looking forward to seeing your project submitted at Homyachok blog ;)
    Катя, Люба, спасибо!
    Karuna, thank you very much!
    Катя, спасибо за комплименты =) "Света" - это имя моей лучшей подруги. Хотя мужнино имя скрутить, то оно длинное и в цветочках как-то немужественно выглядит =)))
    Света, спасибо =) Ага, от трубочек мышцы в ладонях сводит быстро, с непривычки =)

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  11. So beautiful and creative! I love your quilled name! I am sure your friend was very happy for it!

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  12. Thank you, kiddo! =) my friend doesn't know yet =)

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  13. Wow...this is really creative! This looks so unique...I may have to give this a try myself! I absolutely love the way this came out...thank you for sharing!

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  14. Thank you, Kay! I really appreciate your comments! =)
    I would LOVE to see your try! =)

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  15. Thank you so much for providing an English version of your blog! I am new to quilling and have been looking for sites to follow. I will definitely be following your blog now! I love all of your creations. :)

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  16. Ellen, thank you for your kind comment =) And welcome to my blog =) Hope you'll like it here =) And it's nice to meet you ;)

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  17. This is amazing. I am trying to do one following your idea. However, I find it hard to roll the paper along its length, sometimes one end is bigger than the other end so when I put it together, there are some spaces between them. And another problem is that the pipes aren't as smooth as I wanted. How can I fix these and improve my speed?

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  18. This is amazing and sooooo creative! I am trying to do one following your idea. However, I find it hard to roll the paper along its length. And also, sometimes one end is bigger than the other end, so when i glue the pipes together, there are spaces between them. And the pipe is not as smooth as I wanted. How can I fix these problems and improve my speed? Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment!
      I used 15 mm wide strips, AND I used a knitting needle as a "roller". Irolled the paper around the needle and tried to make it roll smoothly and evenly. And glued the pipes while holding a needle inside of it. When the glue dried - I took the needle out. Try it, it may help, this way all of your pipes will be of the same size and probably smoother. Or try a few needles (or any other cylindric object you like, for example, a pen refiller) - to increase the speed; use one while the others have wet glue and are drying the pipes =)
      Good luck!
      I'll be happy if you drop by later and show me what you create =)

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  19. Wow! This is amazing. I just discovered your blog and I simply adore it.

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    1. thank you very much! it's nice to meet you =)

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