Monday, 30 March 2015

Different Trees and Egg Surprise

Autumn has arrived here. Not that it's northern hemisphere autumn, but I still love it. April weather is my favourite (although we might have to switch on the air conditioner on April Fool's Day). For Oak, the keyword on Every Inchie Monday, I have teeny quilled acorns, all from 1.5mm (1/16") paper strips.



Wicked Wednesday have Cherry Blossoms as the week's theme. I found an old birthday card from my parents with just such a tree on it. Cherry blossom is the Japanese sakura, so I used it as background for the Japanese Katana sword and sheath, made from quilling paper strips.

You can see my mum's writing embossed through. She always presses very hard when she writes.

And my beloved Moo-Mania & More have Eggs as their theme this fortnight. My quilled eggs are on eggshell coloured paper, sitting inside a piece of real egg carton.




Can you believe we're a quarter of the way through these miniature artworks, a quarter of the way through the year.

28 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore the acorns!!! They are so cute! Like the katana and the eggs. great work this week

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    1. Hello gorgeous! Great to get your ever positive feedback this week, as always!

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  2. Awesome quilling! Still not managed to fit wicked Wednesday into my schedule....moo is ready to assemble!

    Sally

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    1. Thanks Sally! You'll get around to WWATC sooner or later. Can't wait to see your assembled Moo :)

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  3. These are all gorgeous, and my absolute fave are the quilled acorns! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania with you fabulous eggs, too. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie-Jael! Hugs back to you.

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  4. Wonderful quilled acorns, I don't think my hands could cope with such tiny quilling.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I am aiming to get smaller than this. I want to use 1mm strips and quill smaller stuff.

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  5. Gorgeous ideas Zoe.. I love the egg Moo... so clever to take an egg carton for it!
    Happy April! Wishing you the weather you wish for!
    xxx
    Susi
    Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More Challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Susi! Happy April, indeed.

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  6. Fantastic work on all of them. I loved the quilled acorns

    Cheissie xx

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  7. Love the quilled acorns - that is very tiny paper - I haven't worked with anything so thin yet. Love your quilling all around.

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    1. Thanks Kia! I want to work with narrower paper.

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  8. Marvelous pieces again. I just love that quilling and can never see too much of it. I don't know how you could ever work any smaller though. Amazing!

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    1. Thanks Jean! I don't know either, but I really want to.

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  9. Gorgeous artword, Zoe

    Thank you so much for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

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  10. Time flies while we're having fun, doesn't it, Zoe? Your little artworks are great; what fun! Your cherry blossom collage is just great. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thank you so much! Have a good one yourself!

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  11. Wonderful work and great ideas! Your quilling is so amazing!

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  12. Love the katana and saya! This is my field and I am very happy to see these Japanese simbols made with paper and by YOU! The black sheep, pardon ...eg is terrific idea! :*

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    1. :) Thanks Maria! I'm an egg alright :)

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