Thursday, December 9, 2010

Roses, Calla Lillies, Alstromeria and Hypericum Berries

The Circus Roses in Stephanie's bouquet were intensely beautiful! 
The White Calla's in the corner are the boutonniere.

Stephanie also opted for a Tear Drop Beveled Glass Ornament and a 
Necklace made from one of her rose petals.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pressed Flowers under Beveled Glass

These Beveled Glass Ornaments are about 2 1/2" tall and are finished off in the back with velvet. 
They are often used as Christmas Ornaments or Little Pieces of Art in a Wall Grouping.
They come in heart, teardrop and balloon shapes! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Red Carnations and Baby's Breath ~ Memorial

This Memorial was made for my neice's grandma in Indiana. 
The art includes a poem read at the funeral and the funeral pamphlet. 
I made 8 carnations out of the two carnations provided.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Brightly Colored Roses and Carnations

These brightly colored Carnations and Roses came from the Wedding Reception Table Decorations. I snitched a few to make this gift for a very special young Ohio bride!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pansies Never Fail!

I thought I'd take a break from the Bridal and Memorial Art to post a simple and inexpensive craft idea! This is a 5x7 framed pressed flower art picture. I used pretty scrapbook paper and printed the Bible Verse using my printer. Then I arranged Fern, Sweet Alyssum, Pansies and Tendrils from Pea Plants...yes, the kind you eat! Pansies might be the easiest and most successful flower to press! Try it! Just tuck them into a phone book for about a week or two! Pansies are for sale in the Spring and again in the Fall, as they prefer cool weather. If you would rather not press your own flowers, there are many websites that sell flowers that are already pressed! C'mon! Try this! You can do this! :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lizianthus and Babies Breath

This Virginia Bridal Bouquet was all white/green and purple Lizianthus...very pretty.

Most flowers change color as they dry.
The purple Lizianthus becomes navy blue.

Karen opted to have the glass engraved with their names and wedding date.

Tear Drop Beveled Glass Ornaments Made from Karen's Petals!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bridal Bouquet - Roses, Gerbera Daisies, Button Mums, Statice, Carnations

Sometimes the bouquets come in in less than perfect condition. This Ohio Bridal Bouquet was almost a week old, so it took some work to salvage as much as possible. I had to completely replace the roses.

The background is celery seed, a flecked sage...
and I think it compliments the flowers beautifully!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gerbera Daisies, Peonies, Roses, Sea Holly, Orchids, Snapdragons, etc.

Natalie, of Indiana, died at the young age of 14. Her school honored her parents this May at what would have been her high school graduation. Her mother was presented with these flowers. The lower photo are rose petal necklaces and earrings for Natalie's mom and aunts.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mix of Gerbera's, Alstromeria, Carnations, Roses, Babys Breath

These flowers were preserved in memory of a little 7 year old Indiana girl
using flowers from her funeral.
Her favorite colors were pink and yellow.
The funeral card was attached to the back of the picture.
Her photo was withheld to honor the privacy of the family.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Gerbera Daisies, Calla's, Orchids and Peacock Feathers!

I have come to expect the unexpected with Tara's floral artistry! This piece was no exception! 
The Ohio bride chose a misty, slightly out-of-focus photo with her bouquet in the foreground.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bridal Bouquet - Roses, Hydrangea, Callas & Berries!

I had such fun preserving Alecia's Bridal Bouquet into an oval frame!

   This Ohio Bride also ordered 16 Tear Drop Beveled Glass Ornaments
 to be given to the bridal party and relatives at Christmas!   

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunflowers, Gerbs, Roses, Berries & Blue Thistle

As you can see, this Indiana Bridal Bouquet was a burst of sunshine!
The butterfly was a memorial to a very special little girl in the bride and groom's life.
I love the colors in this piece!