Friday, February 21, 2014

Quilled Logo



For quite a long time, I had been wanting to quill this logo for my cousin's company, she runs a small scale health drink company, it is still in its nascent stages and trying to make inroads in the health food industry in India. I wanted to give a small boost to her spirits with the logo quilling but somehow was unable to do it for the past few months. I finally found some time this week and I finally made it. (I have not designed the logo, it is purely her imagination and work, I just quilled it.) The brand is called STROMBSS - sort of acronym for Strong Minds and Bodies and made out of sprouts - millet, green moong, soya, bajra, jowar and what not, available in vanilla and chocolate flavours - she is based out of Mumbai. For all those readers in Mumbai/Bangalore, you can find the ready to mix health drink at Godrej Nature Basket Stores. It is a wholesome food for people on the go and also provides good energy for crafters/artists like us who may forget to have food when they are engrossed with some work hehehe...

Here are some pictures... it was a very simple quilling method i followed, some beehive quilling, some graphic.. that's it and it was done in about 3 hours including the drying time.



You might notice I have changed the watermark to read Let's Paper It, yeah that's my FB page title and you can go to the page with the help of the link on the left sidebar.

Thanks for viewing..

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cake and more



When I saw the BGC challenge for this month, I knew I had to make a card with some cake on it... and this month happens to be my mom's 60th birthday and in India, in our community, we refer to it as 60th wedding and the wedding is conducted by the children who weren't around at the time of their parents' wedding, fun isn't it? It is a sad thing that neither me nor my brother are near mom to celebrate this milestone with mom, so we decided to give her a surprise, I would make her a quilled card... I wanted to couple this card with a couple of challenges here in blog world. My mom has never cut a cake in her lifetime so wanted to have a pop up cake inside the card, the outside would have the number 60 to indicate the milestone. I came across Suganthi's blogpost on this topic and I took inspiration for the quilling from her post here. I wanted lots of colours and flowers on the front, since my mother is a very creative person, loves colour and just wanted to incorporate that. I followed Dr Sonia's tutorial for the pop up cake, it is a very simple pop up cake and I enjoyed decorating it with my favourite folded roses!!! You might wonder why I made a wedding type cake for a birthday card - as I said, this milestone is referred to as 60th wedding in my place, I thought it would be nice to have a wedding type cake...It felt really go to get back to quillography and I was able to do this quite quicker than I expected. Here are some pictures...


For the BGC Challenge we had to use the following palette,
I think I have used most of them hehe...

Hope you like my creation :)

Linking this to:

Beyond Grey Challenges - BGC 45 - Sweet Tooth Challenge Have made a cake

Itsy Bitsy Say it with roses challenge - Folded roses

Floral Fantasies - Blogaversary Candy celebration - Quilling is one technique I love and always try to get back to and love quilling the roses!

Lulupu Challenge 26 - Try Something New!Have tried the pop up cake for the first time, the sentiment stamp is new, the folded roses too :)
Thanks for looking...

Love is in the air.... its all pink and red all over town..



Hello folks... hope you had a good V-day week and still enjoying the weekend... Here is a quick post for the valentine theme inspired by quite a few challenges in blogland. This is a very simple 3D fold card, like always, nothing over the top from me ;).. I am an absolutely unromantic kind of girl, no flowers or chocolates from me hehe... and my husband finds that very difficult to digest. You can see shades of this character of mine in this card too - not much of frilly or over the top stuff and less flowers ;)

So here goes, I followed the Splitcoaststampers tutorial for the Double dutch fold card and instead of an image in the front, I thought I will try out the Iris folding technique and made a heart with red, light red and pinkish card stocks. For the background, I used the pattern paper I won in a blog candy from Gro's blog, from the pack of 7Dots Studio. One of the challenges had the condition that we use red, pink and white colours in the 3D card while another had the condition of using a pattern paper. I recently started quilling folded roses and it has stuck! I want to keep making roses all day... simply love the technique and the end result is absolutely gorgeous... So I added some roses on the iris folded heart, the sentiment had to centre around love so I just added the tags I had in another paper stack which says.. Just because and another said I love you... I thought both go well together and placed one in the front and the other inside. Some more quilled roses, felt hearts and hearts with red glitter pen here and there.. the card is done..

Some photos...


Hope you all like it..

Linking this to:

Lulupu - Challenge 25 - Oh SO LOVEly!

Kraftzone - The Valentine Connection

Little Tangles - Challenge 30 - Celebrate Love

Challenges for everybody - ANything goes

Itsy Bitsy Say it with roses challenge