My mother-in-law loves daisies - so after completing my "Sleep My Pretty" piece, I decided I could use the same concept for a piece that would be just for her. The only difference being that this piece isn't underpainted and instead of edgework, I used crimped scrolls to build the entire base sky and field. I think the end result is delicate and has a lot of movement to keep the eyes busy.
The trouble with quilling is finding frames to fit them. I love creating elaborate multi-layered pieces, but they tend to get so deep that they don't fit in a normal frame. This is what I took into consideration when creating "Field of Daisies." I was originally going to quill the daisy petals, but decided to cut them from a textured paper instead so they wouldn't press up against the front of the glass. I really wish there were more framing options - it would allow for so much more creativity and depth.
Because of the huge response I've received from this piece, I've decided to create a "Made to Order" listing for it on my Etsy Shop. Click the button to order. And for those of you who want to tackle this piece on your own, I'm working on creating a kit that will include all the materials, including a template and instruction guide. Expect this to hit my shop early fall! I'm planning to offer two versions: one 8x10 and a 5x7. The kits will include pre-cut daisies as well as the quilling strips for you to make your own grass and sky. Making kits is such an exciting adventure and I hope to add to my StripZ line as time goes by!
I hope you enjoy this piece as much as my Mother-In-Law has. She has hung it on her wall in a sort of gallery of several different daisy pieces that I've made for her over the years.