Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Quilled Wisteria and Ivy Lantern

Hi all back with another of the DT projects that I made for the Custom Quilling June Newsletter.  I picked up this little yellow tea light lantern from Michaels and thought it would be just right for some quilled embellishments.  I knew the lovely shades of green quilling strips in the kit would make the ivy that I had envisioned cascading down the side and I was right.  For the pop of color and another draping element I quilled some wisteria blossoms intertwined among the ivy. 

The ivy leaves are shaped coils that are glued onto a green fabric wrapped floral wire with quilled spirals.  Then I bent the piece of wire with the leaves on it in a zig-zag fashion to resemble trailing ivy.  Several sections of ivy were made and adhered from on the top and handle, trailing down one side.  Next I took that same floral wire and made a coiled cone for the base of the wisteria flowers. 

Using a lavender shade of quilling strips (from a previous kit) I joined two and three tear drop shapes together and used these as the individual blossoms. Starting at the bottom of the coil of wire I attached these "blossoms", layering upward and adding single teardrops where needed to fill in.  Since the base is a coil of wire you can gently shape the flower by pressing or pulling in the area needed to achieve the desired shape of wisteria drape. 

The leaves of the wisteria use the lighter green strips in the kit and were made by crimping the strip before quilling and shaped into a marquise.  A small strip of light green was used as the main stem with one marquise glued to the end and four along the sides.  The crimping gives these leave the real look of wisteria leaves. I used my favorite punched flower accent in pearlescent lavender, a three color fringe flower and soft yellow bow to finish.  Look around and see what you can embellish with quilling and link your project in the comments section below, I'd love to see what you create!

Back tomorrow with another quilled project!  I've been busy today and created another card that I will share later this week. Until then,

Shalom,

Sonya
Y'all encourage me with all your sweet comments, thanks a bunch!!!

10 comments:

SUGANTHI said...

So very elegant !!

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

It's so Beautiful! I love the colors & your quilling is amazing!

Irena said...

This is so beautiful, gorgeous, adorable, amazing :)
I love it :)

Fairy of flowers said...

What charm :)

Te4eto said...

Wow, it's so beautiful!

Baukje said...

cAmazing Beautiful Schitterend!!!
Groetjes Baukje

Manasa said...

Oh..this is so so so beautiful...really..

Trinity Paper Arts said...

What a fabulous design - a perfect application for quilling. Love everything about it - design, colors, everything. A really exquisite piece! Blessings, Louise

Tony Destroni said...

Hi good day ! nice post you have . It's very nice , I have plan to setting up my garden can you give me an idea or steps on how to make it beautiful. i have heard some garden accessories such as wind garden spinners , wind chimes , and many more . I want to try this things in my garden but i don't know how to get the right accessories . I hope you can help me . thank you .

Divya said...

Oh! Wow! Awesome work... Mind Blowing... Amazing...