Monday, 22 February 2016

Quilled transparent rangoli – DT work for the IQCG’s pink challenge: No 23

Dear viewers,
Happy to give one more inspirational work for the pink challenge of IQCG..

Please find the challenge details in the following link:

This time I have created a transparent quilled rangoli in shades of pink.

 The piece is a quilled version of the traditional floating rangoli / kundan rangoli work. I have used quilling strips in the place of kundan stones in its making.
As this is my first try, I chose a regular shape circle as a start up. I have used 5mm strips and zero size golden colour ball chains to fill the pieces .As some of you might be aware of, the process is quite simple but little time consuming. You need to have 100% patience to complete it as it requires lot of pieces to be quilled depending on the size of the sheet you choose to make. Quillers knew it. But still mentioning it for beginnersJ)J)
Coming back to the process, 7 pieces of small size circle cuts and one large size circle cut of transparent sheets are used. The circles can be either drawn using a compass or any circular object available at home. I used lids of boxes that were lying at home .So didn’t measure the size of the pieces. Each piece of the sheet is then filled up using ball chains and quilling strips in a circular alignment starting from outside. It can also be started from the centre point of the sheet. Again the choice is completely yours. It took hardly 20 to 25 mins to complete every single piece and the bigger one took more time.
That’s all. It’s done. :))J)
As this quilled rangoli is done for the pink challenge, I used only pink shades in all the pieces.
I have also shown the different ways in which the pieces can be arranged according to your wish.. This art piece can be used anywhere and for any occasions and celebrations for decoration purposes or it can also be gifted to your dear ones for festivals too.
Hope you all liked my work to get an idea and boost up your creative thoughts. Visit the IQCG blog to know about the challenge details and give your participation to win some exciting stuffs from our beloved sponsors. Looking forward for more entries from you all. Good luckJ)J)
Also share your feedbacks and help me to improve my art skills too...
Stopping here,
Aparna Balakrishnan (shequills)

Monday, 1 February 2016

DT post for the IQCG Challenge No 23 - Anything goes with pink

Dear  viewers of IQCG
Glad to give my first DT work for the theme anything goes with pink(feb 2016).
First of all , I would like to express my happiness for having been selected as a member in the design team for the year 2016 and feeling happy to give my DT post every month..
Coming to the challenge ,the task is to create any quilled work in pink.. 

You can find the challenge details in the below link:

I have started my first DT work with my favourite Jewellery Quilling.. As the theme is pink , I have created a pink Quilled Jewellery set to match a silk saree which has the golden pink shade in  it.. The jhumkas and the Pendant are quilled using 5mm pale pink strips.. 6 strips each for the Square jhumkas and 12 strips for the pendant. It is then sealed and coated using pearl pink colour followed by two layers of metallic gold paint to give a golden pink finish.

The jhumkas and the pendant are then decorated with pale pink and dark pink stones matching the work done in the blouse.. The chain size is bit long so that the pendant comes down the pallu border when worn and the pendant is visible enough.. Frosted pink beads and golden seed beads are used to complete the chain and tiny size rhinestone chains have been used in the quilled pieces to give a grand and rich finish..

Please excuse for the difference in the reflection of the pink shade at some angles.But I am glad that I have given a small try to bring this shade of pink, which was running in my mind so long ,unlike the regular solid pink shade .
Hope you all like my work. Please create and submit your beautiful entries and give your active participation in the challenges hosted every month by our Shylaa.. Looking forward to see your lovely works for this month's challenge.. Good luck everyone.:))Give your best an show your creative skills to this world...

Happy Quilling , 
Aparna Balakrishnan(shequills)