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« on: May 05, 2008 05:37:55 PM »

I made another tree, the link is on page 5

This was done for a personal swap.  She received it today, so it is safe to post.

Some details:  I used a small branch from my yard, however I had to alter it some...the darn branches weren't in the correct spots!

I had to cute the 3mm wide paper in half to make the cherry blossoms.  Yep thats right thwsw chubby fingers worked with paper 1.5 mm wide!

It is sitting inside a 5x7in shadow box frame, so it is about 6 inches tall.

It was a challenge, but it was also great to see it work! 

I hope you enjoy...any comments are welcome.




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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008 05:44:19 PM »

Wow!

*rocks rocks rocks*
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008 05:45:08 PM »

This is so beautiful!!! Definitely "rocks"!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008 05:55:23 PM »

Another gorgeous quilling piece by you! Smiley I do have one suggestion, and take it for what it is worth...

In the first image you notice the Cherry Blossom first since it stands out against the background. However, in the shadow box the blue takes away from the tree. A more subdued color or background would be less subtracting. Smiley

By the way...rockin'!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008 06:04:01 PM »

Besides the fact that you did and AWESOME job on this, I am a total sucker for anything cherry blossom.  I sooo need to try and make one of these!
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008 06:12:10 PM »

quilling is so cool! I like the how you mixed your medias too!
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008 06:31:32 PM »

Another gorgeous quilling piece by you! Smiley I do have one suggestion, and take it for what it is worth...

In the first image you notice the Cherry Blossom first since it stands out against the background. However, in the shadow box the blue takes away from the tree. A more subdued color or background would be less subtracting. Smiley

By the way...rockin'!

I totally appreciate the feedback.  I will say that I agree with you in the photos...but I was inside and I had to use a flash, the blue is actually a picture of the sky I took, and I think the photo paper and the flash made it look really bright.  I don't think the background is actually that bright.  I had the whole inside painted black, but I felt it was too dark.  If I do anything like this again, I'll take your advice and try a neutral.
Thanks for the input.
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008 07:16:22 PM »

Whoohoooo! She did a personal swap with ME and it's all MINE and it's BEAUTIFUL!!!! I really LOVE it!!!! Such amazing work!
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2008 07:38:29 PM »

Whoohoooo! She did a personal swap with ME and it's all MINE and it's BEAUTIFUL!!!! I really LOVE it!!!! Such amazing work!

I am SO jealous! It's beautiful beautiful beautiful...
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2008 08:03:01 PM »

wow, i'm in awe of your patience & talent...this looks outstanding!
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2008 09:19:55 PM »

id love anything 'cherry blossomy' ..! but this is beautiful !!

im super jealous of nofury !  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2008 03:23:02 PM »

that is AMAZING!!!!! Smiley I love it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2008 02:24:02 AM »

Wow! That's gorgeous!
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2008 07:18:38 AM »

WoW!!
you'r work is absolutly amazing!!
well done!!
I love cherry blossom! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2008 10:48:55 PM »

that's such a great idea!

i've got some great old photo frames that look like shadow boxes with coloured backgrounds, and i've been wondering what to do with them for ages... now i think i have some ideas on what to try.

very awesome, absolutely gorgeous work.
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2008 05:04:03 AM »

Wow, that is amazing! You have a very lucky swap partner ^_^
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2008 07:08:48 PM »

This is so gorgeous I had to hit "It Rocks!"
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THISSS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2008 10:56:56 AM »

Nice job and clever idea. Makes me want to do some quilling of my own again!  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2008 04:36:02 PM »

Gorgeous quilling, beautiful, well done Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2008 08:51:19 AM »

Totally cute!  I love it!
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« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2008 09:04:42 AM »

Beautiful! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2008 11:44:37 AM »

Cherry blossoms are my favourite flowers, and these are beautiful!  Great idea!
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2008 12:39:30 PM »

soooo pretty, great job!!
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« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2008 08:27:32 PM »

Wow...I totally envy you right now  Grin I wish I could quill like that! But you did an awesome job!
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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2008 09:09:26 PM »

Thank you everyone for your nice comments, it gives me courage to try more new things.
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2008 11:10:39 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2008 08:42:36 AM »

I can't say I have a clue how you did it...but I can say it looks awesome!!!
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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2008 09:30:03 PM »

This is just wonderful! Combining the Quilling with the other materials is so cool. 
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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2008 09:18:33 PM »

Wow that is amazing..... talk about having some patience!!!
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« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2008 07:26:18 PM »

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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2008 07:43:39 AM »

How did you make the flowers? I'm quite puzzled Wink
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« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2008 10:24:14 PM »

I love cherry blossoms!  Great job!
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« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2008 02:34:16 PM »

That looks like a piece of artwork I saw in the museum that last time I went.  Completely beautiful work.
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« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2008 09:36:19 AM »

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« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2008 07:31:17 PM »

I LOVE cherry trees.  we just went a bought a weeping cherry tree and I can't wait to see it in bloom next year.  so this project really makes me smile because I can look at it and see the blooms whenever I want!  great job!
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« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2008 08:09:02 PM »

Thanks so much everyone for such nice comments.  I can't believe that I was chosen to be a featured project...really I can't believe it.

I'm not usually self promoting, however I made another cherry tree for another swap.  I took some advice from a couple of comments, and I think I made some improvements.  If you follow the link, please leave ideas for improvements, comments, criticism ...it all really does help.  Thanks HSG.

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« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2008 02:24:49 PM »

I have really been missing Japan lately -- and this is just perfect! I think I might have to try my hand at quilling to make one of my own.
beautiful work!
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« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2008 03:24:47 PM »

wow that is so awesome, when i read the title i thought it was going to be a nifty flat cherry blossom scene, but this is incredible. great job!
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