Saturday, March 17, 2012

BLUE, BOOK and YELLOW Pomander

I created a book paper inspired pomander constructed of paper roses in a summer bride's palette: Bright Blue and Yellow.
  • blue tinted book roses
  • blue roses
  • yellow roses
  • yellow satin ribbon

See a different version of this pomander in the same colors.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book and Paper Art Sculptures

It's a great day for enjoying paper art sculptures!!

From top to bottom: "Blue Coral" by abadova, "Altered Book Folded Paper Sculpture" by yinsteadofi, "Paper House Mobile" by creatorB.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cream Colored Day

Spring is near. But... We've already had a few summer-like days this year in Massachusetts. What to make of this weather???

I still sort of entertain hopes of seeing one more daring dash of snow before the winter officially ends on the 20th of March, but seeing blooming spring flowers in the parks near my home sets those hopes to the dark corners of my soul.

So, Spring it is!
Still,... who's to say that steel-colored mornings (yesterday, and this morning, for example), and beige-like sky canvases stretching above my city, are not winter-like. 

For those few fleeting moments before the day turns more sunny, I see ghosts of this warm winter and those short flurries of snowflakes we had a on a few lucky mornings. 

So, there it is. 

I say my goodbye to winter with ghost-like paper flowers in pale vanilla, beige, cream, whatever you want to call it... 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pink Champagne - BOOK Paper Flowers and Pinks and Creams

Book roses are one of my favorite paper flowers. They give depth and meaning to bouquets and really stand out among solid colored flowers.

For example, see this pretty bouquet. Its pinks and cream-colored peonies and roses are beautiful on their own, but when there are book roses in the mix, the bouquet perks up and becomes whole.

The Jane Austen book pages that became the material for these roses add that extra touch of ROMANCE, beauty, meaning to the bouquet ...

What could be more appropriate for a bride that embodies these qualities as well?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Silver Belle - paper flower, restructured...

Some of you may remember the Silver Belle inked paper flower I already blogged about some time ago.

Well, this flower is a version of that, only fluffier, richer in petals.

I used the same lovely silver brocade over taupe paper for the petals, cut one by one and inked, then folded and glued to form this shape.

A single bead adorns the center.
Wire at the back for easy hanging on the wall (or on top of a pretty gift box).

Monday, March 5, 2012

BOOK Flowers and Buttons - Amy's Bridesmaid Bouquets

Amy's bridesmaid bouquets are ready!!

BOOK paper flowers and lots and lots of buttons! A lovely combination, don't you think?

Also, see Amy's book paper flowers bridal bouquet in the same theme.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blue Gold Wall Flower

I have always liked the colors Blue and Gold together, and this paper wall flower is the result of experimenting with light blue paper and this vintage gold ink that I had in my collection.

When used on plain white paper the gold yields a pretty saturated effect, but layered on the blue it looses some of its kick and mutes to something that looks a little antiqued.

Quite interesting... Depending on the light, the petals shine from shimmer gold to pewter to brown bronze.

See for yourself :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

It's snowing today

It's cold outside today and there's great white stuff everywhere. Finally!
We've been waiting for this snow for months!

I'm drinking a hot cup of cocoa, and watching the snow from my Boston-facing window. It sure looks gloomy, this winter light, but I feel sunny on the inside.

These paper beauties below?

They are the white wall flowers I've been working on for a photographer who contacted me through Etsy. Three are done, 15 more to go...