Thursday, July 8, 2010

Quilled Fuschia Gazebo

Hi all, back with another project that I made for the Custom Quilling July Newsletter.  The rich shades of purple quilling strips in this months kit made me think of fuchsias. I love flowers and these little beauty's are one of my favorites! I found this cute wrought iron gazebo candle holder at my LCS and even better it was on sale for 1/2 off!!  I though it would be perfect to drape the fuchsia's on.  It is quite large at 13" x 5" and the top flips back to allow you to put your candle hold of choice in.  I decorated all four sides of the gazebo, a rather ambitious undertaking! 

I added some folded roses out of soft yellow pearlescent strips and punched leaves to continue the arbor feel.  The fuchsia flowers were made by quilling and shaping four coils into a "s" shape marquis for the top of the flower.  Then I quilled a bell shape, gluing the inside to keep it's shape and added some flower stamens.  You could use quilling strips for this if you like.  Another small marquis for the very top of the flower and then some quilled leaves and tendrils.

The very top of the gazebo has just a small amount of embellishment because of the heat that rises from the tea light and I didn't want any problems with paper and fire!! After testing it and watching carefully, the openness of the top didn't pose any problems with the few quilled flowers at the top.  I used the purple ribbon from the kit to finish off the finial.  It casts a pretty pattern of candlelight when lit.  Hop on over to Custom Quilling and see what other projects have been made with this months kit for your inspiration!

I have been working away and have about a weeks worth of cards already finished! I got a new toy and have been playing with it.  I will show you in another post along with the cards the next few days, so check back and see. 

Your comments a so appreciated, thanks for visiting!


Helen said...


Karuna said...

Hi Sonya,

This has turned out so beautifully! I absolutely loved it!!

Your quilling is fun to watch and very inspirational!

Great job done!


Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Wow Sonya! This is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing.

Irena said...

Gorgeous project.

rumki said...

speechless!!!! this is really gorgeous!!!i wish i could make such one.but i will definitely try some and show u my work.