Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A quilled violet

I have my husband to thank for the background photo that I've used in this card. He was in Cornwall last week, and took some lovely photographs for me of the wild flowers that he found growing along the edge of the coastal path. This picture features violets and wild garlic (the white flower), and it immediately got my creative juices flowing!

I 'feathered' the edges of this oval image in Photoshop Elements, before adding a few additional violet flowers just to balance the composition. (Bet you can't tell which ones!!) Then I had a go at quilling a violet after studying the little white markings and the petal formation. Now I'm thinking I could maybe create a pansy flower in a similar way. Watch this space ...


  1. Nicely done, the quilled flower looks so close to the real thing, like the edging around the flowers, love it!

  2. I love how you have combined photography and quilling, you are challenging me to take a new path in this art. Lately I have been feeling of late like I have quilled it all!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Philippa!

    I loved the design!
    So beautiful!

  4. Philippa!!! It´s really amazing!!! Love how you quilled the violet! The colors you choose are perfect!!! You did stunning job!!!
    Have a marvellous week!

  5. You've done an excellent job not only with the quilling but with the photoshopping.

  6. Love the new flower technique

  7. Wow, thanks! My little violet seems to be a big hit!
    Thank you all ...
    Jackie - I hope you will have a try and combining quilling with photography, as I'm sure you'd find it very rewarding.

  8. Lovely picture and pretty flower.

  9. I like the colors you used on this one, Philippa! And the quilled violet looks great!

  10. Thank you Suganthi and Manuela!



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