Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Glitter Jhumkas

Dear friends,

Introducing Glitterati. - This is long pending projects - waited to post on completing all the paper quilled jhumkas. This is delayed due to Diwali festival.

Here are my handmade Paper Jhumkas with glitters.

For Paper jhumka making tutorial / quilled earring tutorial - Visit my earlier posts on Quilled Jhumka tutorial and for paper varnish & waterproofing earring.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Quilled Diya base / Quilled tealight holder

Hi friends,

The challenge i have set in Indian Quilling Group is Diya base decoration.

Here is what I have done 

Peacock themed Quilled Diya base

I have got many waste CDs, have treasured it to create a diya base. This festive season is all about lights and I got the time to take it out from my stash and use it into a beautiful recycled CD art - Quilled tealight holder / diya base.

I have mounted the quilled tear drops on the edges of the CD. Filled the inside part with beehive quilling. I have set the quilled dancing peacock feather pattern as a back drop. Embellished it with glasses, pearls and beads. Here it is.

May this festival of lights bring more happiness and prosperity to you all. Advance Happy diwali wishes to all.

Linking this project to Imaginations blog challenge & Blog named hero

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Blooming love card

Hi Friends,

We have a new challenge at Create Something Catchy and the theme is One card & one stampset.

Here is what I have made for inspiration.

A one layered card with blooming love.

This was the stampset I have used to make this card. Distressed - half of the heart shape and stamped to get a flower shape. Used the sentiment as a stem.

Hope you like it. Just play along with us at CSCC#8.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Quilled Side step fold card

Hi friends,

My today's post is on a quilled birthday card. I made this card for one of my office colleague who celebrated his 60th birthday recently. I don't think that everyone will get a chance to celebrate 60th birthday in office.........  :)

Ok, Here is my side step fold card

Linking this card to the below challenges

1. 613 Avenue - Anything goes
2. Sassy Design Studio - Anything goes
3. TTCRD - Anything goes
4. Crafty Sentiment Design - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Quilled Thanjavur Thalayatti Bommai

Dear Friends,

Navaratri - The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or "Dussehra" (also spelled Dasara). Navratri is an important major festival and is celebrated all over India.

Navaratri is a time when many homes in the southern states of India—parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala—feast on colors, light, music, and food. Visitors are greeted with gleaming dolls, colorful Kolam (Rangoli; that is, floor decoration), lighted lamps, and traditionally dressed women and girls chanting slokas and singing. Traditionally, all family members participate in creating the durbar or assembly of Goddess Durga, which contains a multitude of idols of gods, goddesses, men, animals, and businessmen. This is presented in every house in the form of Golu. 

Bommai (Doll) Golu is the artistic display of dolls on numbered tiers or steps, usually made of wood. The nine steps represent the nine days of Navaratri. Traditionally, a few top steps include idols of gods and a kalash (ceremonial jar) with fresh water, covered with a coconut and mango leaves. The next few steps have idols of saints and heroes of the country. Another step represents human activities, depicting functions such as marriage, temples, and an orchestra or music band. Business is usually represented by the Chettiar set of dolls, with shop items and wooden dolls called Marapachi dressed in colorful clothes. Today, Golu has the thematic representation of ancient stories, depicting scenes from Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita, among others. It is a custom to add a few new dolls every year.

Tanjore dolls will definitely take a special place in the gollu.

Here is my Paper quilled Thanjavur Thalayatti bommai / quilled Tanjore doll

Tanjore Dancing Doll / Thanjavur Dancing Doll is one of the old, traditional, world famous Indian cultural Doll purely handmade doll with paper mache, wax / Lae , plaster of paris/cement, coloring agents,Clay, Cardboard. In Tamil language it is called as Thanjavur thalayatti bommai originated during 19th Century under King Saraboji’s reign.It has been given Geographical Indicator status by Government of India for its origin in culture rich Thanjavur.

This type of doll will welcomes you by shaking its head and its body like oscillating head. It will look like the girl is dancing.Its welcomes you by shaking its head and body like continuous oscillating. The beautiful movement of the doll’s head adds to its uniqueness. It is one of the unique traditional arts of Thanjavur . It is unique and only available in our Thanjavur/ Tanjore district. 

Fornightly contest theme at Indian Quilling Challenge group is to make 3d doll. This is my inspiration project.

Linking this to Curtain Call : October (Pink Colour)

Charisma cardz - Anything goes
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes but a card

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