December 21, 2011

Simple framed quilling with daisies and a bumblebee

Quilling picture: Daisies and a bumblebee

I made this quick and simple quilling picture with daisies and fluffy orange flowers for a gift. The innovation here is that the bumblebee is fluffy, too, unlike all my other quilled bumblebees. I made it using the fringed flowers technique of black, white, and yellow paper strips 1/4 inches wide (~7 mm) and 6 inches long (~15 cm) each. This lengths corresponds to half the length of a 12"-long quilling strip or an A4 paper sheet.

If you want to make a bumblebee like this, glue together three paper strips so that the end of one is attached to the of another: a black strip, a yellow strip and then a black one again. Cut the fringe and create a tight roll, glue down the end. Then push the center out a little bit to make a cup (a hemisphere-like shape), coat the inner side with glue and let it dry. Fluff up the fringe. This would be the bumblebee's head. To create the body glue one-by-one a white paper strip, half of a black strip, then a yellow strip and half of a black one once again. Cut the fringe and roll a tight coil starting from the white end, glue down the other end and push the center. Coat the inner side with glue and let dry. Then fluff up the fringe. If you had a chance to take a look at my 3D quilled lion tutorial, then you should make the bumblebee like the lion's mane. When both parts are ready, glue them together, attach the wings and antennae. The wings can be made of "teardrop" shapes using 1/16"-wide strips (1.5 mm).

Size of the finished work is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (14 x 14 cm), it's framed in a deep white IKEA shadowbox.

41 comments:

Manasa said...

beautiful Inna as always...Love the leaves especially..!

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Lovely one Inna! I love the simplicity and clarity of this one! :)

Rose Red said...

beautiful as always!!! The leaves have so much detail and the bee really adds to the project.

Szalonaisa said...

Beautiful :)The bumblebee is fantastic!

bearkis said...

Beauty,beauty,beauty!!!

Mihaela said...

Beautiful, love the light green leaves, have so elegant shapes!

Sathya said...

So very elegant.....Loved it!

k@rin said...

love it very much

Nati said...

beautiful!!
Merry Christmas!!!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful love the leaves and the bumble bee is awesome!!!!
Paula

Лариса said...

Так запахло летом!!!! Инночка, красота!!!!!!!!!!

Baukje said...

beautiful creations have you made ​​me love your work!
Greetings Baukje

niakriss said...

цветы простые, но такие душевные! красота. летом запахло:-)

Regina said...

Inna!!! The frame is so simple like you said but... at the same time it´s so elegant in its simplicity. Love it too much!!! The leaves, bumble bee, fringed flowers and each detail is amazing!!

aureliaeugenia said...

Spring in your heart and skill in your hands=another piece of art.
Happy Merry CHRISTMAS !!!
aureliaeugenia

Philippa said...

Gorgeous work as always!

SUSAN said...

Lovely frame and thanks for sharing how you made the cute bumblebee...

hugs,
Susan

Nágela said...

Very nice!
Merry Christmas!

Anastasia (Annie) said...

Very pretty.Love the bee:)

Saradha said...

hi inna.. beautiful work!! i was wondering, do u use a fringer or do u cut the fringes by hand?

Inna D. said...

Thank you very much everybody and Merry Christmas!

Saradha, thank you! I don't use a fringer, cut the fringes by hand with scissors.

Saradha said...

Wow! u sure have got a lot of patience.. And its paying off well.. coz all ur works are just amazing!! u r a great inspiration to me! thanks for sharing ur works..

Inna D. said...

Thanks, Saradha!

Cristina said...

Amazing Inna like all your works! Merry Christmas!

Katrin said...

Очень красиво! Чудесная композиция!!!

Molly Smith said...

Inna, this is a stunning, gorgeous project! Lots of work you have done. Love the design :)

Wishing you a happy and safe new year from Texas!
-Molly

Ananda said...

Happy New Year Inna!

I also have a quilling blog. Your work is FANTASTIC!!!!
Please do visit my blog at
anandasreenidhi.blogspot.com

SUGANTHI said...

Thanks for explaining the bee so well. Inna. Happy new year to you.

Inna D. said...

Thank you so much everybody! Happy new year and best wishes!

WhiteRacoon said...

Ой, я все пропустила. Обалденный шмель =) Мохнатый, крылатый, как настоящий =) И цветы очень нежные.. С наступившим тебя! =)

Inna D. said...

Алена, спасибо! Мой шмель с твоим ни в какое сравнение нe идет :)

Quilly Nilly said...

This is simply stunning, it makes me laugh that this is a simple and quick project for you; it would take me forever. I LOVE the bumble bee being fringed.

Elena said...

I love your framed work. They are always gorgeous. The bumble bee is perfect.

Inna D. said...

Tracey, Elena, thanks a lot!

Amanda said...

What a clever bumblebee! It is adorable!

Inna D. said...

Thank you, Amanda!

Rachelle said...

OMG! It's so lovely, and I can't believe you consider this simple! It's not super complicated, but simple?

Inna D. said...

Thank you, Rachelle! :)))

Татьяна Каплина said...

очень красивые и необычные открытки)))

very beautiful and unusual cards)))

Sakhi said...

This is excellent :)

Anonymous said...

wow!superb .this is really very nice
it is so elegant in its simplicity