Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Flowers for Memorial 2011

This year I had the privilege of being asked to do the flowers for memorial, it was a request I happily accepted. these are the ones I made from the beautiful bounty of Jehovah's creation.
I used plants for the most part, as you can see from the above picture, this pansy was so beautiful and the bocopa on the left is just coming into bloom
I used miniature roses for the back ground in this container and added cut roses and babies breath in flower vials. I think it gave it a romantic look.
Miniature daffodils form the back ground for this one in the charming Italian looking pot. Again miniature roses, pansies, and cut flowers in vials.
This was the one put on the stage, The green flower in the center is a clematis, with ranuclus and parrot tulips on either side. I had help with the preparation's as we had to put all the plants in plastic bags as there is no way the pots would have fit. My little bit for Jehovah and His Son.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Strawberries in the Marie style

I tried a new look for my velvet strawberries I made them a bit fancier, I tried to do them in a style I thought Marie Antoinette would like. They turned out rather well I thought. Above it shows the top views of some of them, I used ruffled ribbon and lace, and topped

them with flowers and ribbon berries. The above picture shows the variety of sizes from the tiny ones on the right to the rather large one right above them. The large one has crystals instead of seed bead for the seeds on the berry.
A close up of the other pic.
These are some of the different colors, some are hand dyed velvet like the pink one in the center. and some are out of the new Marie blue velvet I found. It is getting hard to find velvet in the pretty pastel colors.
Here we see them all. I thought they turned out quite well, I think Marie would be delighted to have a small silver urn full of them. I know I smile when I look at them. TTFN

Thursday, April 7, 2011

French ribbon roses

These are french ribbon roses I made for a swap with my Marie Antoinette art group.
I packaged in them in these wonderful cellophane bags, they are attached to cards with a corsage pin so they can be used as such.
I made 5 you send 5 and you receive 5 in return. I made each one a different color and slighty different. I tried to get them all in the picture.
The color is pretty true for the bottom 2 but now so for the top 2 on the left they are much prettier. It is only my second swap with this group but they do beautiful things. TTFN