Hello, Friends! Happy New Year! It seems the holidays came and went in a flash, doesn't it? I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful time celebrating and relaxing with family and friends. The big event for January's calendar is the Creativation Show (formerly known as CHA). Thousands of individuals and businesses in the creative arts industry will be gathering to display new product, share make and takes, receive awards for innovation and design and connect with other creative souls in the industry. Of course Petaloo International by Floracraft will be there and I was honored to be asked to create a few fun samples to show off our gorgeous flowers. I thought it might be fun to share a few sneak peeks of them with you here today.
Butterfly Wings Banner
Banners are so much fun to make...and so hard to photograph! I wish you could see this one in person, as it is one of the prettiest I have ever made. I used Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook with a host of beautiful Petaloo flowers.
These yellow Anemones just pop off the Nature's Sketchbook papers, don't they? I added in Cream Darjeeling Hydrangea, Cream Darjeeling Garden Rosettes and flirty Cream Teastained Darjeeling Butterflies.
I sponged the Cream Garden Rosettes with a little yellow ink. I love that Petaloo Flowers can be altered in so many different ways!
This Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull was painted with cream acrylic paint. I filled the center with Green Hydrangea and Cream Petite Darjeeling blooms.
The edges of the designer papers were dry brushed with cream paint to soften them just a little.
I always appreciate how perfectly Petaloo flowers match Graphic 45 papers!
Trifold Mini Album
Variety is the spice of life, especially when the spice refers to these beautiful Spice Darjeeling Mini Mix Blossoms! They add a lovely punch of color to the cover of this album. I've paired them up with another gorgeous Yellow Anemone, Cream Petite Blossoms, and Cream Darjeeling Butterflies. Peach Berry Clusters add a touch of sophistication and shine.
This petite album measures just 5" x 7" but it has loads of room for photos and journaling. There are 8 photo mounts behind the belly band on this page! If you place a photo on both sides, that's 16 photos!
The center panel has a double pocket with room for smaller 4" x 4" photos and journaling cards.
The waterfall folio on the far right side is made by cutting 4" wide x 4.5" tall rectangles from Nature Sketchbook Prints and Patterns paper. Each rectangle was scored 1/2" on the long side, then folded to create a 4" square. You simply glue each folded flap to the base, lining up the top edge and sides as you go along. The shaped edges were created with a corner punch. It's a fun way to fit a lot of pictures into a small space!
I used belly bands to hold small fussy cut images from the collection. Photos can slip right behind the band, easy peasy!
Petaloo Butterfly Tree
Floracraft manufactures beautiful styrofoam forms that can be used to create really pretty party decor like this Petaloo Butterfly Tree.
I love this pretty combination of paper rosettes, Darjeeling Rosettes, Butterflys and buttons!
I used an empty spool as the base for my styrofoam tree form. Torn paper layers were decoupaged onto the foam base. Then I just had the best time hot gluing a garden full of flowers, butterflies and rosettes on top. These three pieces would make lovely bridal shower decor, don't you think?
I won't get to see my creations in person as I am not attending Creativation this year, but Maggi has promised to snap photos for me. If you are headed to the show, be sure to stop by the Petaloo International booth. Cheryl and Maggi have some mighty sweet surprises in store for you there!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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