Monday, November 22, 2010

Quilled Grapevine

Several readers have been asking to see more of my quilling - how nice are they?! I promise to do a better job of sharing what I make and today will be one of those days. It's just that I love to show a variety of paper artists and ideas, and always seem to be coming across something that makes me say "wow!"

This piece is perhaps a repeat for Yahoo quilling group members, but now is a good time to post it with harvest season wrapping up here in the U.S. and Thanksgiving quickly approaching.


Inspired by a graphic design in a CR Gibson memorial garden book that I inscribe for a local church, it came together in a weekend. I always say creating an original design takes me so much longer than actually doing the project itself, so here you are, proof of that - it was relatively quick.

To give the vine stiffness for easier handling, I held a few lengths of gold and silver ornament thread together, coated them with clear glue, and set the strand aside to dry completely before trying to work with it. Leaves were punched from a variety of metallic papers. I sketched the vase, cut it out, and ran it in a few directions through a paper crimper to create interesting texture.

24 comments:

Maureen said...

Ann, how beautiful your work is. Thank you for letting us take a peek today.

kavitha said...

wow,..stunning creation.Can't take my eyes of it,love the vase,grapes n everything:)
Its nice to see more of your creations:)

Sumi said...

Fabulous.I am spellbound.So delicate and lovely.

Philippa said...

Beautiful, Ann - I love the delicate leaves and the colours of the grapes. It's a great picture!

Cards by Cheryl said...

beautiful as alwasy

SUGANTHI said...

Thanks for sharing Ann, Your work always so elegant and stylish is such a treat to see. Absolutely beautiful!!

June (planetjune) said...

Ooh, that's lovely! I especially like the variegated colours of the grapes and the balanced asymmetry in the composition. Very nice, Ann!

Anitakumarcrafts said...

Beautiful piece of quilling !

Baukje said...

Beautiful!!!

Ann said...

Your work is just beautiful. What a talent you have

ArtfulLee Designed said...

absolutely beautiful. I love it and yes do share some more of your work
Lee:)

Ann Martin said...

Thanks very much!

komnatachista said...

Wondrous work as usual, Ann. Please give us more photos of your own creations!

Louise Fox said...

Ann, An exceptional piece and something to be very proud of. I also want to congratulate you for your "chick-chat" article in the latest edition of Card Maker mag. Well done and well written. Blessings, Louise

Sonya said...

I don't mind the "repeat"! This has been one of my very favorites and I LOVE the movement and colors!

BellsInSpires said...

oh! i love this piece! the grapes are so tiny! more more more! ;)

Molly Smith said...

This is piece is amazing. Love how you designed it all, and of course, love the texture of the vase! I'm looking forward to you sharing more of your quilling too. Thanks, Ann! hugs, xo

Jackie said...

Ann, you make my jaw drop every time. Nice job!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks everyone, so very much!

stephanie said...

dear Ann,
thank you for sharing your lovely & elegant pieces.
see!! so many of us delighted to see your works!!!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! And I agree that you should show a lot more of your work! :)

ana @ i made it so said...

just gorgeous! those tiny little bunches of grapes, and the leaves, and the curly vase handles... and (of course) those tendrils!

Yuenie said...

thanks for sharing more of your work with us! =)
it's gorgeous. my favourite was the autumn marriage certificate you did a while ago =)

where do you get your ideas?

Yuenie.

Ann Martin said...

You all are so nice, thanks!

Yuenie, I get my ideas from embroidery patterns, china designs, wrought iron, flower arrangements, clip art, rubber stamps... all sorts of places. Google images is a huge help!

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