Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BOOK Flowers and Buttons - Amy's Wedding Bouquet

Another book-themed bouquet, this time enhanced with flower which shape I just came up with.

See the photos below for details.

This bouquet, meant for a book loving English bride, is constructed from:

  • handmade BOOK paper roses, 
  • lots and lots of vintage BUTTONS, 
  • hand-stamped flowers, and 
  • unique designer paper flowers

Pearls and satin ribbons in light gray and open taupe also add extra touches to make this bouquet all the more special.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Yellow and Cobalt Blue Paper Boutonnieres and Corsages

These are the Yellow and Cobalt Blue paper corsages and boutonnieres for Chelsea's wedding.

Constructed petal by petal thanks to a lovely light yellow paper and the heavy use of my brand new sharp precision scissors.

Simple adornments:
  • blue pearls (and a white pearl for the groom's boutonniere)
  • vintage gold ribbon, and a
  • yellow satin ribbon.
These flowers complement Chelsea's bridal bouquet in Yellow, Cobalt Blue and Book Paper.

Also, see her flower girl's pomander in the same colors.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Shimmer Purple Bridesmaid Flowers

You might remember seeing a shimmer purple flower on my blog a few weeks earlier. Well, I made five more of these as simple and elegant Bridesmaid Bouquets for an upcoming Cambridge wedding.

The bride wanted a purple book flowers bouquet, as well as something simple for her bridesmaids. She wasn't afraid of a little color, so I used saturated purples to build the layers of petals for these flowers: shimmer purple, eggplant, reddish purple and even brownlike purple.

The wired stalks are wrapped in brown floral tape.

Simple... single flower bouquets...

These flowers complement the bride's purple book rose bouquet.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sam's Wedding Bouquet - Paper Flowers - PURPLE - BOOK ROSES

This is Sam's bridal bouquet in hues of purple, that is, book paper roses tinted in purple and accented with little shimmer purple flowers and pearls.

I used at least four different inks to get these purple tones. No matter how dark the ink was in its packaging, I learned that once it touches the paper it becomes pink. So, I also used deep dark inks, as well as jet black ink for some of the roses.

Sam also wanted roses made from music sheet paper, so you can see those in the pics below.

For what it's worth, I also found that the music sheet paper is easier to tint than the book paper.

Also see Sam's Bridesmaid Flowers here.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Purple Poppy Fields

A beautiful Purple Poppy Fields paper flowers bouquet in a vibrant fall palette.


I made it with papers in shades of:
  • orange
  • beige
  • eggplant
  • red
  • dusky pink, and
  • purple

Fringe flowers intertwined with roses and four-petal flowers - the shape of which I came up on the spot. All wired and wrapped in lovely satin ribbons in burgundy red and pink.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yellow, Cobalt Blue and Book Paper Pomander

I recently created wedding bouquets for a summer bride in this color palette ~ ~ ~ YELLOW, COBALT BLUE and BOOK PAPER  ~ ~ ~ and this paper flowers pomander is the complementing piece for her floral girl.

Also in the pipe line:

- Yellow and Blue Corsages for the moms and grandmothers,


- Yellow and Blue Boutonnieres for the groomsmen, dads, and most importantly, the groom.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paper Art Dreams - 3D Butterfly

This wonderful butterfly sculpture is made out of paper by AnneMarie Lieftink a.k.a paperartdreams, an artist I found on Etsy.

I love how serene it looks and how all the little paper pieces come together in one great form.

Great job AnneMarie!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

RED and WHITE - Wall Flowers

I created these Red and White paper flowers as wall decorations for a client's show room installation in Australia.

  • Paper,
  • Pearls,
  • Wire, and 
  • Glue.
Pretty simple as far as materials go, and yet the results are quite charming.
Paper wall flowers also in RED, WHITE and TAUPE.