Thursday, 9 August 2012

Jai Shree Krishna

Its been a long time I have not updated the blog.
What an auspicious occasion to move a step ahead with my blog... Janmashtami, is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, an avatar of the god Vishnu. A Parchment Craft wall frame of Lord Krishna and Radha <\p>

Friday, 4 May 2012

Japanese Fan Frame

This one has already been uploaded on FB, but not yet on my blog....
Japanese Fan Frame is a project that is very very close to my heart. I don't know why, but i can sit admiring the frame for hours...

I took almost a month to finish this project... though the work can be finished in a weeks time max.
But i took so long becuase i din't want to compromise on it... I took time to finish the flowers and then leaves... then took time to do the arrangement. Lastly took almost 2-3 days to give it a finishing touch...

Here is a look at the frame....

Finished Project after Framing
I would like to mention here that the leaves in the frame are inspired by Anastasia Wahalatantiri and learned with the help of the tutorial uploaded by Pritesh Ananth Krishnan. Thanks a ton guys and i love you both...

This project also won the hearts of people from all over the world on FB and was announced the heart stealer by Pritesh Ananth Krishnan on her another blog Heart Stealer Quilling Designs.

Here is the link to the award annoucement

Thank you so much Pritesh... you are a darling...

-Gopi Shah

Monday, 2 April 2012

My 1st Exhibition of 2012

Hi Friends,

Had an eventful fortnight. Busy and hectic pre-preparations for my Exhibition, then the D day - My Exhibition and lastly a quite and relaxing weekend with friends at Lavasa, India. The weekend was a stress buster.

About the exhibition - It was a two day event (13th & 14th March 2012). It was organised by JIWO (Jain International Women's Organisation). All the items exhibited were handmade. There were a variety of items based on paper quilling (my favourite craft form). Other craft forms used were Parchment Craft, Punch Craft, Fiber work, Oregeta, etc...

Here is a look at my exhibition stall...

Thanks You

Gopi Shah

Monday, 27 February 2012

Love is in the Air...

Hello friends,
Belated Happy Valentines Day!!! Its always said 'Better Late than Never'. So here is my creation for this months most obvious theme Valentines Day...
This unique piece is created through Parchment Craft... This creation can be used as a card for your beloved, as a cash envelopes for gifting and also for wedding invitations... The card is emblished with pearls and bright red ribbon. The products used here are original Pergamena products...
The card can be simple like this... with plain hearts...

This was used as a Card
It can be personalised by adding Initials of the giver and the receiver...

This was used as a Cash Envelope
And to make it more personalised, add photographs of the giver and the receiver...

This was used as a Wedding Invitation
This seems to be the most beautiful and perfect creation for Valentines day...

Entered for the Challenges:

1. Oldie But a Goldie Challenge - Red & White with a Ribbon (The pearls & ribbons are way back old. Even the Paints used in the flowers and around 3yrs old)

2. ICR Challenge #15 - Feel the Love + Photo Inspiration!!!

3. Challenge #51 - Thinking of you

4. Divas by Design Challenge 23 - Bling it up

5. Christmas Cards All Year Around - Hearts

Sunday, 29 January 2012


A very short and sweet Post.

Made this card to Congratulate a family friend on her Arangetram or Ranga Pravesh, which means “entering the stage”. (Arangetram marks the beginning of a dancer's life, when he or she may cross the threshold from student to professional artist.)

But this card is not as simple as you see. It has a lovely twist to it. This card can also be used as a Photo Frame.

Entered for the following challenges:

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Welcome Your Princess

Wow!!!  I made it to the top 3 of January Challenge on Bling It On Challenges through this project. The challenge topic was New Beginnings.

Hey folks!! Wish you all a very Happy, Prosperous & Creative New Year!!!
Hope you all had fun with you friends and families on New Year.

Its been really long, I have post anything on the blog. Completely lost track of the events, as life became too hectic suddenly.... Even the New Year wishes are after almost a month.... But i believe in 'Better Late Than Never'!!!

So lets begin the new year with a project i love the most...

Diaper Castle for your lovely little Princess!!!

The Castle is made out of 40-45 diapers. Out of these diapers around 35 can be used for its actual purpose.

The Castle can be personalised with the baby's Name tag and photograph.

It can also be highlighted using the baby accessories like hair clips, hair bands, necklaces and earrings.

It gives me immense pleasure, whenever i create this piece of art. This same castle can be made with blue shades for your lovely little Prince.

Entering this project for the following challenges:
1. CraftyJC Challenge #13 – Something New (for New Baby)
2. Bling It On Challenges - New Beginnings

I hope you guys like it... Please leave a comment.. :) Its such a fun reading all the comments..