This is one of my old quilling pieces inspired by nature, my attempt to make cyclamens with their unique flowers and patterned leaves. As an accent I added the red-and-black firebug, a little larger than life-size. In Israel, both cyclamens and firebugs can be seen in February through April.
For this work I used 1/8"(3mm) wide quilling paper strips, as well as strips cut from colored copy and construction paper. Artwork size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch (14x14cm).