Good Saturday afternoon. I am a little late posting today. I spent some time this morning looking at a private Facebook “family page” that my sister set up a few weeks ago. Our mother came from a family of 11 children so we have tons of cousins. We are all scattered all over the united states and most of us have not seen each other since childhood. We are reconnecting and have been thrilled to see the children and grandchildren of our cousins joining in our group as well. There have been so many wonderful pictures of our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles shared on the site. One that especially touched me this morning was my mother and father in the mid 1940s standing in front of mother’s family home with their old greenhouses in the background. I had never seen this picture before. Weren’t they adorable.
My project today was made with my parents in my heart. Mother was a talented florist and would have loved this soft and delicate floral bouquet. I hope you don’t mind that I made my post a little longer than usual by sharing about my family.
I used the Bella Bouquet for the outline of the arrangement but covered the flowers with blossoms made using the Blooming Posie and mini daisy punch. I love the “wildflower” appearance of these flowers.
I cut two of the Fresh Foliage and formed them lightly with my stylus and mat. I attached one to the frame and then attached the floral bouquet over top of it. I attached the second one over top of the bouquet guarding that the leaves didn’t cover the flowers but filled in the bouquet. I added tiny flowers made using the flower mound die and formed with my stylus. I like how the tiny flowers soften the bouquet. I left the stems showing and finished with a multi loop organdy bow. I was especially facinated with ribbon when I was a young girl and worked with mother in her flower shop. You can check out my multi loop bow tutorial if you would like to see a video of how I tied this bow.
I hope you have a great day.
For some reason many of my accessory pictures may not show but you can click on the box where the picture should be and go see them at Ellen’s. You can also click on the links in my accessories listing below.
Paper: White, Kiwi Kiss, Lavender Lace Accessories: Poppystamps Blooming Posie, Fresh Foliage, Memory Box Bella Bouquet, Flower Mound, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, EK Success Mini Daisy, Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape , Stylus , Mat, Metal Adapter Plate , Glue Dots , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder, White Organdy Ribbon, Snips,