We had a crazy busy weekend, getting everything ready, then set up for, and then the Wedding Fair at Oakland’s, Pambula on Sunday. But I thought I would share some photos of our set up, my son’s gorgeous woodturned pieces, and of course, some paper flowers.
The focus of our set up was, of course, my son’s work, his beautiful woodturned cake plates, and so much more that he worked incredibly hard to get ready for the day.
However it was a real privilege to be able to compliment his work with some of my own. So here are some photos of the flowers, all handmade by me from cardstock, Designer Series Paper and some florists wire and a hot glue gun!
Oh, and I forgot the sheet music I used for the bouquet above.
It was a huge effort by both of us, and we are both taking some time out to rest for a couple of days but I’m sure we’ll be back in creative mode very soon.
I have three different projects to share with you today, featuring the new In Color Moody Mauve. Who likes it? Who doesn’t? I’m hearing a lot of different opinions on this colour. Personally, I LOVE it!! So here are my projects. The first one is a card that I have made using up some of those scraps of watercolour paper.
I have used some of the scraps of watercolour paper and coloured it with some Moody Mauve, Wild Wheat and Mossy Meadow ink and a Water Painter, before die cutting them with some of the Meadow Dies. I have also die cut the same in Mossy Meadow cardstock, and then overlaid the flower onto the Mossy Meadow, which gives a slight raised appearance to the flower, but also gives a shadowed effect where you can see the tiniest amount of the dark Mossy Meadow behind the flower.
Next I am going to share with you some paper roses that I have been making. My 17 year old son is displaying some of his wonderful woodturned items at a Wedding Fair this weekend and I was given the opportunity to create some flower displays to complement his items. These roses are going to be part of this display but at this stage are just individual roses, four in Mood Mauve, and one Very Vanilla. (I love Moody Mauve paired with Very Vanilla, simply gorgeous!)
And my last project is another card, this one a slightly different fold to a standard card.
The base of the card is a single layer which doesn’t open, with the opening card attached in front.
I have used some Blackberry Bliss for the base of this card to add some depth of colour.
I do hope that I have managed to help you to love Moody Mauve a little better, but if you need some more inspiration, keep on hopping along to Rachel Palmieri.
If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop Cathy Proctor, who will have a list of all the participants in the Blog Hop.
I’ve been finding different ways to use my Stampin’ Up! supplies recently, and different ways to help keep my business alive and thriving. And that has involved a lot of thinking, playing and experimenting, which is always fun!
I made this bouquet of pink Flowers as a gift, and uses mostly retired or retiring items.
The Gerberas are 5 layers of Polished Pink cardstock punched out using the retired set of Daisy punches. The small flowers were die cut from a small flower die out of the Pretty Pillowbox Dies, and rose is white cardstock which has been sponged with Polished Pink ink, and the petals all hand cut using a pattern of my own. Some Opal Rounds were used for the centres providing a touch of bling.
And I’m going to say ‘Happy Stamping’, even though there was no stamping at all.