Friday, May 27, 2011

Emerald Greens - Book Paper Flowers Wedding Bouquet

Green is not the most popular color for wedding bouquets, but sometimes, when a bride has a vision, emerald greens are just the fresh crispy thing one needs to color a beautiful summer wedding.

The bride in this case, Heidi, asked me to create roses from book pages and touch them with green inks, add emerald touches and construct bouquets for her and her wedding party.

This is the first piece - the bridal bouquet.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Matte Stephens on Etsy

I found Matte Stephens' Large Giant Suburban Bear Monster as it visits Chicago today and simply could not resist sharing it on my blog.

The shroud of rain hasn't left Cambridge in weeks and this toothy Large Giant Bear is sweet enough to cheer me up on yet another gray day.

I also love the couple meeting to feed birds in the rain.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ivory Gold Pomanders For 5 Flower Girls

These flower spheres were created specifically for 5 flower girls with sweet sounding names like: Emma, Mya, Lexi, Kiki and Hanne.

I used designer papers in different prints, vellum papers with polka dots, and gold ink in various shades to add depth to the rose petals.

Handmade butterflies, pearls, jewels and a light touch of glitter add the extra charm, and a sheer ribbon in ivory ties it all together.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

One Elegant Summer

This is the theme of one very special summer wedding. The bride, Holly, told me of her vision of bright blue summer skies, grass and a general sense of freshness.

She wanted a wedding bouquet.of paper flowers, a couple of pomanders, handmade buttonnieres for the groom and the two groomsmen, and corsages for the mothers.

Here is what I came up with.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wine and Gold Paper Pomanders

For the last couple of months I have been busy making paper flowers to construct pomanders for summer and fall weddings. These two, for example, were made for Kim, who wanted flowers in burgundy, shades of rich red, and with highlights in yellow and orange, based on this paper flower sphere.

For the roses I used shimmer papers, polka-dot prints, solid reds and nicely inked each petal to give it a better definition.

The orange details are tiny flowers scattered between the roses, and the dashes of yellow are represented in the handmade butterflies with crystals.

You can see the Etsy listing here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bea's Blooms

My friend Belinda, for whom I made several kinds of paper flower decorations for her daughter Lizzie's wedding, has recently started her very own blog, where she showcases her own paper creations.

I am so happy that her creative energy is channeling through paper roses (which she makes from old music sheet paper, maps, and other vintage materials), and I have no doubt that more beautiful things are in the making.

So, if you have a wedding coming up, a bridal or a baby shower, a fabulous birthday party or just like to look at pretty things, check out her blog here.

Hint hint, Bea has posted some images of the paper flower wall she did for her daughter's wedding. A stunning installation piece!!!

Images: Courtesy of Belinda.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Strawberry Blossoms

Something about this art piece by Amborela has me all in a spring mood (which this year came all to late to Massachusetts). I especially like the crocheted flowers attached to the canvas. There's really something in that... it makes me want to learn how to crochet... it shouldn't be too hard, right?