Traci Godbee- Close To My Heart Independant Consultant since 2005. Located in SW Michigan and conducting Home parties throughout Lower Michigan and Northern Indiana. On-line and Catalog parties also available.
Yesterday I vendored a bridal show at a huge hockey arena in our area. I had a blast and met lots of people that scrapbook and plan to make as much of their wedding decor as possible.
This is one of my display pieces. I saw something similar on the CTMH consultant boards using this Sonoma paper and it was so beautiful I wanted to make my own. I'd already planned to create a topiary but wasn't sure what paper I wanted to use till I saw that other one.
I used a 5" styrofoam ball with 3.5 inch flowers cut from the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge.
The white pins are just boutinierre pins from Michaels wedding section. Paper is the Sonoma Level 2 paper pack. Purple ribbon is the NEW color ready seam binding ribbon in the CTMH Spring catalog. I used a sponge to die it with our Smokey Plum ink pad. LOVE IT!
The leaves are olive cardstock also cut with our Art Philosophy cricut cartridge... at about 5 inches. Used a regular clay pot, some raffia and a wooden dowel from Michaels. The wooden dowel is stained with Desert Sand reinker. Just dripped a bunch onto a sponge and rubbed along the dowel to stain. The woodgrain shows through- it turned out really nice.