April 11, 2014

Penguin Easter Egg - Quilling

On an Easter note, I would like to show another quilled egg I made recently. This is an emperor penguin. Emperor penguins are the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and are endemic to Antarctica. In my opinion they are the most beautiful, too. Males and females are similar in plumage and size, so my penguin may be either a mom or a dad, whichever you like better :) And there's a surprise, too.

My readers already know that I admire Fabergé eggs, and especially the surprises they contain. I made a quilled Easter egg with a surprise in the past. So when I decided to create this egg in the shape of an emperor penguin, it became clear right away that it would bend its head, and for a good reason. What or whom is it looking at? Just lift it a bit and you will see its little secret :)

It's a chick! Emperor penguin chicks are typically covered with silver-grey down and have a black head and white mask. They are so cute, aren't they? I just couldn't resist quilling one.

1/16"-wide (1.5 mm) paper strips were used for this Easter egg. You can recognize both traditional and beehive quilling here. The chick was made of 1/8"-wide strips (3 mm) using 3D quilling techniques. The egg is hollow like all my Easter eggs are.

19 comments:

Lumara said...

so cute!

Lumara said...

so cute!

Zoe Brener said...

Just too cute for words!!!

Pritesh Dagur said...

And that's the cutest penguin ever Inna! So very cute!

SUGANTHI said...

Amazing work Inna. And oh so adorable. It is a real treat to see your work.













Somdeepa Das said...

No words. I have no words. This is beyond genius.

aureliaeugenia said...

Surprising quilling work as ever! beautiful and adorable!
May you have a very HAPPY EASTER next to your family!
hugs,

Мария said...

Awesome!!! Wonderful idea!

Shirohana said...

Aawww, too cute <:)

Shirohana said...

Aawww, too cute <:)

Sathya said...

Oh Inna...Its an ultimate creation...Love love love this a lot!!! And that super secret idea - baby penguin is so adorable!!!

Eliza Art said...

Hello, very very beautiful, I salute

Nágela said...

I was delighted with his work full of beauty and creativity.
Greetings!

Jan Watling said...

Wonderful, love the surprise inside and I love penguins, so really enjoyed your egg!

paperzen said...

Oh my gosh, Inna, that is just the sweetest quilling I have ever seen! I love how you translated the penguin. I don't think I would have thought of that. Then you top it off with a wee one - too cute!

Nati said...

Wow!!! Gorgoeus, Inna!!!

neli said...

Original and very beautiful

Rose Angeline said...

Unique and beautiful Inna.. love the surprise in it :)

ManuK said...

Inna, you always come with the most ingenious ideas! I absolutely loved the Easter eggs you made this year!
Hugs!