Sunday, February 28, 2010
pressed flowers and find the fairy?!:-)
what a wonderful journey!:-)
this picture is chock full of bits and pieces of memories:-)
the background is corn husk sold in a local shop as tamale wraps...little did they know where these would end up!:-)
the dark mountain in the distance is a leaf snagged from a bush in tennessee...wish i could remember the name of it!...when you iron it, it turns black!...very useful!:-)
the lilypad is actually a lilypad!:-)...plucked straight out of the mississippi river by a dear friend that also loves pressed flowers...thanks, diane!:-)
the waves are tiny pieces of money plant seedpods sent to me from georgia...the ferns from virginia...thank you sarah and barbara!:-)
and the tiny fairy flying across the water...can you see her?:-)...she is made from a silky, tulip petal cut in the shape of a fairy!:-)...thanks, gilda!:-)
the fairy is almost luminescent against the background...you have to look closely to see her...and that's how we got to pressed flowers and find the fairy!:-)
Monday, February 08, 2010
pressed flowers and hearts!:-)
my friends in the world wide pressed flower guild have been playing with ribbon bookmarks and making beautiful pressed flower valentine's day cards!:-)
as always they have inspired me:-)...
i nabbed a heart shaped cookie cutter from the kitchen cupboard and traced around it on cardstock for a template...
then i rummaged in my overflowing flower box to find some likely candidates for my project!:-)...ahhhhhhh!:-)...some beautiful, antique-like pansies, some dusky orange autumn leaves, some camellia petals and queen anne's lace from my grandma ruth and finally some birch bark for a more manly look!:-)
laminated, hole punched and beribboned, they'll make great little valentine bookmarks!:-)
and there's my pressed flowers and hearts project!:-)
oh, and as for the world wide pressed flower guild?...yes, there really is one!:-)...you can find them here...