Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wedding Day - Chris Sexton

This is the first time I have ever made my own handmade flowers and I liked it so much I have made three different varieties - look for them at your local scrapbook store! NOT!!!!!

In the photo above the large flower was made by gathering a strip of broderie anglaise. I then layered the top flower which was cut from a crocheted doily and and then secured the two flowers together with a pearl brad.

The two smaller flowers were made from paper that was fringed then quilled and lastly inked. The spiral flower was cut from a circle cut into a spiral then rolled from the outside into the centre. Edges were also inked.

It is interesting to look back at classic wedding photos and see how much the style of everything has changed. In most cases this is for the good!
I enjoyed my challenge and I can now add flower production to my repertoire.


  1. Chris such a lovely vintage page, your flowers are so lovely and they suit your page so well. Also really like the colour you have used the browns and the light blue perfect for the lovely photo. So glad you were able to join us again for this months Artastic challenge.

  2. A truly delightful page Chris. Your flowers are amazing and look like they are straight from a manufacturers packet so you could go into production lol!

  3. Chris, I know we have you out of your comfort zone but my you certainly are rising to the challenge. What fun we had today as you explored the memories associated with your lovely layout.
    Life is about learning and you certainly are learning lots! Thank you for joining in the ARTastic Challenge for October.

  4. What a beautiful page Chris - glorious colours & very vintagey. What a very special photo too.
    And I do love your flowers! Isn't it great when you find something creative is better/easier than you thought! Lovely that you joined us at ARTistic with this wonderful page.

  5. really beautiful work - LOVE your handmade flowers - you did great - beautiful page too - thanks so much for joining us at ARTastic :)

  6. Great job on your handmade flowers, they go beautifully with your photo. Thanks for playing along this month at ARTastic!

  7. Wonderful flowers! Love them all! Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!

  8. this is gorgeous love your flowers.....thanks for playing at artastic this mth

  9. What a neat way to make flowers, they are very effective. Well done. You have done a lovely page. Thanks so much for joining us at ARTastic.