Springtime Bouquet

Hello again πŸ™‚

Just popping in for a quick little post on the cute Spring-y flower bouquet I made last night πŸ™‚ The flowers being from the devine bundle from Dreaming TreeΒ Alluring Florals.

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I was going for only making the Gardenias, but it got too white and neutral for my taste, so I made some more flowers to make a small but very cute bouquet and put it in a Mason jar. Then I tied some hemp ribbon in a bow on the jar.

But to start with the Gardenia:

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in White, Pine and Mint. I didn’t chalk the flower petals but only the stems and the leaves.

This is by far the easiest of all the flowers to make πŸ™‚ Imagine a whole bouquet of them as Wedding Bouquet ❀

To make this bouquet extra Spring-y I decided to make a Daffodil too and I used the one from the Daffodilly Spring bundle.

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I used AC Cardstock in Banana, Melon and Spinach for this Daffodil and inked all the edges with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink πŸ™‚

To mount it on the stem, I just used the same technique as for the rest of the flowers πŸ™‚ – that went surprisingly well πŸ™‚

The rest of the flowers are the same as for theΒ Floral Arrangement I posted yesterday but here are some pictures of the ones in the bouquet πŸ˜‰

I really hope you like this as much as I do – maybe I’ll give that Wedding Bouquet a spin in the future πŸ™‚ I think that’ll look awesome.

Thanks for joining me today – please do leave me some love in a comment ❀

Floral Therapy

Hello again and welcome back πŸ™‚

Yes! I finished myΒ Floral Arrangement from the amazing bundleΒ Alluring Florals by Dreaming Tree.

It did take me some time – partly because I was a bit intimidated by it and partly because life happened πŸ˜‰ I’m not good with flowers – I usually leave that to my sister with the green fingers and an amazing eye for arranging flowers, but I want to learn. I’m the kind of “if-you’re-not-good-at-it-get-better”-type of person πŸ˜€

So I took my time and made the arrangement. And yes…..it is therapy. All the inking and shaping – it takes time but is very relaxing and meditative πŸ™‚

And this is how it came out:

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For the planter I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Spinach along with patterned paper from Graphic 45s “Floral Shoppe” – I’m crazy about that quote: “The Earth laughs in Flowers” πŸ™‚

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For the Fantasy Flowers I used AC Cardstock in Mint and Orchid and inked the edges with VersaMagic Multi-Surface Chalk Ink in Purple Hydrangea.

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For the Mum I used AC Cardstock in Cantaloupe, Bubblegum and Spinach and inked all the edges with matching chalk ink from Ingvild Bolme.

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The Iris is made from AC Cardstock in Pansy, Cantaloupe and Mint and chalked with VersaMagic Multi-Surface Chalk Ink in “Pretty Petunia” and Chalk ink from Ingvild Bolme in matching colors.

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The rose is made from AC Cardstock in Peach, Banana and Spinach and is inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk ink in matching colors.

I couldn’t find the right paper wrapped floral stems, so I made my own from paper wrapped 18 gauge floral stems for sugar flowers and 4 pieces of Wine Twist Tie and then wrapped them in floral tape. Works just fine πŸ™‚

I would love to be able to just arrange the flowers in some kind of wild arrangement but I simply followed Leo’s directions in theΒ tutorial just to be safe πŸ˜€ and added Artificial Baby’s Breath where I liked it to be.

So now that that is finished, I’m moving on to the Gardenias and hope that my idea for them works out – more on that in a later post.

Thanks for joining me today – I really appreciate when you write me a small comment to let me know if you liked what I made or if you have any questions to the projects or just want to say hi ❀