Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bring on the Freshness!! Pink & Green Paper Flowers Wedding Bouquet

This spring-like pink and greens bouquet came to exist on a midsummer's day after I couldn't resist making paper flowers from these beautiful designer papers.

A pink peony here, 
a green rose there, 
a book paper flower, 
a touch of shimmer yellow
in the form of lace butterflies, 
and little by little, 
of all the bits and pieces, 
something very bouquet-like was born ...

It is probably one of my favorite color combinations - it reminds me of a fresh sunny day about to rise over a green meadow :)

Anyways, here are more pics of the bouquet...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Paper Wall Flower with Crystal Bead

I have this amazing taupe paper with silver brocade flowers printed on top that is just perfect for fall/winter palettes.

So far, I've made little 2" paper roses from it, 3" daisies and the latest creation - a bigger than your palm wall flowers with stunning crystal bead centers.

I love the little silver accents the light brings out from folded paper petals, and having the edges inked in a darker shade of taupe only makes them more special :)

This one is a flower for hanging on the wall or decorating a gift box with, but I can't wait to put the rest of the flowers on stalks and give them leaves. They would look lovely in a vase, I'm sure.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Red Aqua Paper Flowers Wedding Bouquet

Two years ago, I would have wanted a bridal bouquet just like this one... The color palette for our wedding was red, white and aqua, and this would have fitted perfectly.

Alas,... that's when I only started making paper flowers and didn't yet know how to fold a paper rose or create a paper peony... so my wedding bouquet was made of actual roses to which I added wired pearls.

Almost two years and thousands of paper flowers later, I'm still in love with this color scheme. It's dramatic and vivid and nothing contrasts blue so well as red.

For these flowers, I used only the best papers in a few shades of shimmer blues, lipstick red and shimmer white.

Inks and pearls complement the flowers, which are all wired, wrapped and tied together with a lovely turquoise ribbon.

I also added a blue polka-dot ribbon, just for fun :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Plastic Bottle Lights

Can you believe that these beauties are made from recycled materials? Soda bottles, to be more precise.

The creator is Sarah Turner, an award-winning eco designer who likes to make beautiful items from waste materials.

I'm in love with her work!!!

See more of her lighting fixtures in her Etsy shop.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Porcelain Lace Cup

This pretty thing can be found in Hideminy's shop on Etsy.

I adore the intricate lace work, the delicate imprint on the porcelain, the softness of it all.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

1 Corsage and 2 Pomanders

First I made a paper flowers pomander in pink, red and white roses, and then, on the behest of an Etsy client, I made its twin.

These two will go to a fresh and creative summer wedding in Cambridge, UK.

The latest project involved making a corsage for her wedding (to be worn by her young daughter).

I used a paper rose and petals made of vellum paper to create the flower, then glued it all to a satin ribbon which can be tied around the hand in a knot.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Peaches and Cream - Boutonierre

The person who bought my Peaches and Cream Wedding Bouquet also requested a matching boutonierre, and so I made one using the same designer paper, inks, buttons and lovely velvet and satin ribbon.

Here is the result.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Red Pearl - White Ruffles

This paper flower featuring white ruffled petals and a dramatic red pearl, is a part of my collection of wall flowers.

Pretty on walls, pretty on gift boxes, as a centerpiece, a corsage and more.