Thursday, June 23, 2011

pressed flowers, suzanne and birds?:-)


pressed flowers, suzanne and birds?:-)

there's a wonderful lass named suzanne!:-)...she's courageous and innovative and fun!:-)...she's a gardener!:-)...need i say more?:-)

you can find her here...

and there's me!:-)...the luckiest girl in the world with the best friends on the planet!:-)

suzanne gave me a gift that is precious in the pressed flower art world...pampas grass!:-)...beautiful, fluffy, silvery, soft pampas grass!:-)...

here's what happened...

meet the new specie of bird, the pampas breasted leaf-bird!:-)

a small green dogwood leaf for his head...another dogwood leaf for his body....overlaid with japanese maple leaves for wing feathers...

tail feathers are strips of an autumn dogwood leaf...feet are more tiny strips of the same leaf...

his beautiful, fluffy breast feathers are a foundation of pressed leek overlaid with the marvelous pampas grass!:-)...thank you, suzanne!:-)...i can already think of 1,000's of other ways to use it!:-)

he is perched on a strip of the most beautiful bark i have ever seen!:-)...shed from a pear tree outside a mountain cabin...thank you, dorothy!:-) i said, i'm the luckiest girl in the world with the best friends on the planet!:-)


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Saturday, June 18, 2011

pressed flowers, cotton and fairy/angels!:-)


this little fairy/angel pauses on a fluffy cloud to stargaze!:-)

cloud is cotton gathered by the side of the road in georgia!:-)

her dress is made of an upside down daffodil bloom...wings from bright zinnia petals...her hair is from a yellow rose petal and her ponytail is held by a butterfly weed bloom...stars are made from white onion skin!:-)

available for sale here...

arrangement is on heavy, black cardstock...covered with matte vinyl to protect the flowers...card measures 6 1/4" x 4 5/8...envelope included...


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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

pressed flowers, stress and butterflies!


pressed flowers, stress and butterflies?:-)

life has been a bit stressful around here lately!...there has not been much time for flowers!, today i decided to change that!:-)

i planned out a half hour that was all mine!:-)'s what happened...

first i needed a, i took a piece of heavy cardstock into the kitchen...i found an old mason jar and put about 1/3 cup of water, a big squeeze of food coloring and a drop of dish soap in it...

then i did what we always tell the kids not to do!:-) a straw and blew bubbles into the colored water!:-)...i held the cardstock against the rising bubbles and let them pop against the surface of the paper...the results were a soft, watercolor look...i really like it!:-)

i have an abundance of butterflies in the yard this year!:-)...i love watching them and decided that a butterfly would be lovely on my soft, swirly paper:-)

her body is a peapod!:-)...wings of purple petunia blooms, with additions of some pretty petals and tiny flowers...her back wings are green hydrangea...and her tail is a lovely unknown flower from a wedding bouquet...thank you, fearrington!:-)... ...

antennae are stamens from the same flower as the tail...

all the stress of the mundane world around me faded as i got to play with flowers and create a pretty butterfly!:-)...and that's how we got to pressed flowers, stress and butterflies!:-)


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