September 17, 2011

Quilled flower arrangement in orange

Flowers and sunbird, framed

This flower arrangement in shades of orange was inspired by the flowers of lily, mum (Chrysanthemum), rose, pot marigold (Calendula) and flame vine (Pyrostegia/Bignonia Venusta).

Quilled flowers, detail

I should mention that although I had made a sketch for this composition and prepared the quilled flowers, I experienced difficulties assembling it. Usually I add an insect to each of my flower arrangements. For this project I wanted to create an orange colored butterfly, but then decided to make a small bird instead.

Quilled sunbird and flowers

So, here's my little sunbird made ​​of narrow, 1/16"-wide (1.5 mm) paper strips.

Quilled sunbird, detail

The petals of the chrysanthemum flowers were made in the following way: first, I made "eye" shapes using 1/8-inch paper strips (3 mm), and then cut each in half lengthwise. The rose petals I made of a special Korean paper which resembles crepe paper. This is my first attempt at using this paper type and I'm very pleased with the result. For the flame vine flowers I created paper cones, and then attached to each either petals, stamens and carpels (for an open flower), or a semi-sphere (for a bud).

Roses, flame vine and mum flowers, detail

Size of the finished picture is 9x9 inches (23x23 cm).

52 comments:

lulu_ma said...

lovely colours, and i appreciate the details in the flowers quilled.

SUGANTHI said...

Lovely Lovely work Inna. The bird looks so pretty.

Joanne Travis said...

This is stunning! I couldn't take my eyes off of the detail in the hummingbird. It's incredible!

Kavya N said...

Stunning work!! Love the way you come up with creations using only a shade.....!!

Love crafts forever said...

Hard to believe it's only a papers. Looks so real. Gorgeous work.
Hugs nataliya

Katrin said...

Какая красотища! Такие цветочки интресные! Сплошная экзотика! И палитра осенняя очень понравилась!!!

neli said...

Страхотна картина!Много ярки цветове,чудесно съчетани на синия фон!Изработката ,както винаги перфектна!Поздравления!

Karuna said...

Wow!!! its gorgeous and so very intricate!

Baukje said...

WoW! what a magnificent creation of color the flowers are beautiful and the Beautiful bird!
I love it!
Greetings Baukje

Divya Deepak said...

Beautiful!!!!

Nágela said...

Bravo!
Bravo!
I loved the composition. This bird seems alive.
Nice work!

Paula said...

Amazing work - as usual... :)

SK said...

Very Amazing work... Excellent detailing for each flowers...They look so real...Kudos to U, Inna.

Sathya
Taiwan

Niveditha said...

Superb creation !!! lovely and colourful..

Mihaela said...

Stunning work!!! Flowers and bird looks gorgeous!

Yasmin said...

Beautiful work ! The colours and details are amazing. As always, great work !

Лариса said...

Инночка, замечательная работа!!!!!!!! Да и конечно, как без птички или бабочки - они так оживляют композицию!!! Хорошая цветовая гамма !!!!!!

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous flowers and beautiful bird, love it!!!!
Paula

aurelia eugenia said...

YOU always bring happiness with your artworks.
I thank you and love you,
AureliaEugenia

Neve said...

I haven't world... beautiful!

Alice
http://ilpiccolomondodineve.blogspot.com/

amrita said...

Very beautiful creation Inna. Loved the composition and the colors.

Ann said...

It doesn't look like you had difficulties - it's perfect, Inna! Love the bird.

Soraya said...

This is a lovely masterpiece!

Manasa said...

Very very beautiful Inna...love the bird...

Marfa said...

You are AMAZING. The flowers are beautiful. But the little bird...wow, my jaw dropped! Its beautiful. I really want to make one NOW! Your creations are so gorgeous! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM!

WhiteRacoon said...

Потрясающе! Впрочем, как всегда =)
Птичка вообще шикарная - и все перышки, и глазки, и клювик, и лапки - как живая!
Отличное сочетание цвета и фактур - тут и пушистики, и с лепестками, и плотные "бомбошки", но больше всего понравились не-знаю-как-назвать "рыжие кривые морковки" по краям композиции =)))

Dr Sonia S V said...

How stunning

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

kiddo said...

Wonderful!!! Love the bright colours, the flowers are so delicate and the bird is so nice! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Dear readers of my blog, than you so much for your kind comments!

Девочки, спасибо большое!

@Алёна, мнe самой эти "морковки" очень нравятся, они у нас растут и цветут - очень красиво :) называются Бигнония.

Philippa said...

Gorgeous as always, Inna!

kalanirmitee creations said...

Beautiful work!! Liked the detailed work of flowers and bird. Bird looks so real... I don't know when I will be able to do such kind of work.

Mayuri said...

its truely amazing!!! great composition !!!

dr ruchita kadao said...

its just great !!!!! keep it up dear .very lovely creation.

Molly Smith said...

This is breath-taking! I would love to feature this and link to my blog next week. This is the most inspiring quilled work I have seen in a long time. And the photos are perfect. Thank you for sharing :)
hugs from Texas xo
-Molly

GeethuSathiyaN said...

stunning work!!blends of orange n yellow look awesome!!bird is my fav part in the frame :)

Anonymous said...

This is so SPLENDID! Just like you Inna I paint and cut my own strips. I always have problems with grape rolls they never turn out smooth like yours. My 3d domes always look uneven and very layered. I am so fed up of trying them again and getting the same effect. Can you suggest something to make more even and smoother 3d Domes? I will be very grateful for your help Inna.
C- India

Monia said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers!

deepa said...

hi inna

i dont have words to say.your works are such a treat to us.i came to yr blog through another food blog till then i dont have any idea about this craft.iam am really interested and where can i get all this quilling supplies.need yr help pleaseeeee.....

Karen said...

Hello Inna, this is my first visit to your blog. Your creations are beautiful and perfect - so neat! This is a supreme example of how quilling should be. Truly inspirational! Thank You.

Sathya said...

Very Amazing work... Excellent detailing for each flowers...They look so real...Kudos to U, Inna.

How u give such dimensions to the flowers. Please explain that also in the post. It will be very helpful for beginners like me.

Sathya
Taiwan

Shobana said...

WOW.
Need I say more?
Simply stunning.

GreenEarth said...

Stunning!! Your choice of colors is simply beautiful, amazing work!!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thanks a lot everybody!

@Anonymous (C- India)
Using good quilling paper can definitely help. Try also shifting the strip a bit as you roll it, building the dome up from the very beginning instead of pushing the coil afterwards.

@deepa
Sorry, but I have no idea where quilling supplies can be bought in your country. Try ordering them on the Web, there is a number of good sites like Quilled Creations, Lake City Crafts, Custom Quilling by Denise, Whimsiquills, etc. Have a look also at the "Do-it-Yourself Quilling section" of this page: http://increations.blogspot.com/p/paper-quilling.html.

@Sathya
When assembling a flower, I fix its petals at an angle by putting them into a cup-like object of a suitable size. See the sixth photo on http://increations.blogspot.com/2011/03/cherry-blossom-framed-paper-quilling.html. Glue is applied where the petals touch each other.

Elena said...

Oh I love your framed quillings. They are gorgeous and this in no exception.

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you, Elena!

Светлана В.С. said...

Здорово!!
И цветы, и птичка - супер!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Светлана, спасибо!

Ekta said...

Its very lovely inna

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you!

Reshmi Nair said...

Just no words to describe the beauty mam... Superbbb

Inna D. said...

Thank you!

Ula said...

So beautiful! I like your roses here so much! They look very natural. They seem to be done in a new, unusual way for you. As I`m always looking eagerly for your tutorials, I hope you`ll give a new one on making them.And on butterflies and other insects you make so excellently, if you have time and desire to share your special methods.
Your works are always atmospheric, if it can be said this way to show my perception of them. Best wishes!