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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Niyagala Flower better known as Glory Lily

The Glory Lily is the national flower of Zimbabwe. It grows mostly in jungles. The flower is extremely colourful and beautiful, but never grown in home gardens. Not in my country anyway. If eaten, it is as deadly as cyanide. There are many true stories about people committing suicide by eating the yam of this plant and I myself have come across a young boy who had a fight with his parents and died by eating it. It happened many years ago.
I wanted something to quill but not anything that would take long. I have this little crimpler that I made with my sons LEGO car wheels and was just crimpling some left over strips when I got this idea of the flower. The hardest part of my quilling is the idea of what to quill. Since I don't like doing what someone has already done, I need something different always. Creating it did not take long. The strips of paper is 1/8 inch. I needed just three colours. Red, yellow and green. It isn't a difficult flower at all.
          

18 comments:

Mihaela said...

This is gorgeous! Flowers are so beautiful, look great in gradient colors and leaves are so lovely. Interesting story about this flower.

Madhushika Lakmini said...

such a nice design....the way you have mixed the colours are awesome..though you said it's easier to do..I think it's soo hard to think to create a creation like this.you are always doing the best things....*_*

Divya said...

Wow! I never seen anything like this before.Really superb work. Thanks for sharing interesting information about that. Have a great day Anni... :)

Baukje said...

The flower is beautiful that I really thought!
Greetings Baukje

WhiteRacoon said...

Hi Anastasia!
It's a very beautiful flower! Love the crimpled effect on the petals. What a dangerous plant it is...
I also wanted to ask you, whether you'd like to join us at Homyachok challenge blog - the first quilling challenge is going on right now:
http://homyachok-scrap-challenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/1_20.html
A single quilled flower must be created. I guess you can submit yours.
I can't promise you any prize since the prizes are shipped only in Russia, but I think that your quilling deserves to be seen by our readers, you're a brilliant quiller and I'll be happy to show your works to others ;)

angelin said...

Fabulous quilling Anni .the flower looks awesome .haven't heard about these plants .thanks for sharing the info .

chillin with Quillin said...

I do think your flowers are gorgeous!, love how you changed your design on your blog, it's really sharp!!!
Paula

Anastasia (Annie) said...
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Anastasia (Annie) said...

Thank you friends for all the nice comments. I am very pleased you like it

amber-lily said...

Anastasia, your flowers are beautiful!!!!!

Katrin said...

Какой интересный тропический цветочек получился! Очень красиво! Удачи в задании Хомячок Challenge.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beautiful flower. The colors are so vibrant
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Yasmin said...

It's a beautiful flower ! And sound so dangerous. I love how you have used crimping to give the lovely effect on the colors. As always, lovely work.

Yasmin said...

There is a surprise waiting for you at my blog :)

GLS said...

Bravo!!!

Noor Nahdi said...

You're such a talent, Annie!!! Heart your creations :)

saheli said...

Awsome quilling...luv ur blog , following you.visit my blog and pls accept my award .
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Nati said...

Wow!!!gorgeous!!!!!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com