Monday, January 27, 2014

Ladybug Vase with Susan's Garden Spring Flowers


 My garden is in bloom with flowers created with Susan's Garden flower dies.  I recently found a very cute Ladybug Vase at my Florist and knew it would be fun to fill it with my own flowers.

 This is the front of the vase.  It stands 7" tall.

 And this is the back.  I placed (wedged) a green styrofoam ball in the opening to hold the stems.


I used the following Susan's Garden flower dies to create my bouquet of red Tulipsyellow Daffodils, purple Lilies, Mini Daisies, and Violets All the flowers were created on a piece of 18 gauge wire to create a stem. I used the Tim Holtz Die Pick Paper Punch to punch a hole in the center of each calyx before I created the flower.  (The calyx was shaped (cupped) first.)  I then added Ultimate Glue to one end and pushed it down through the hole.  Only a tiny portion of the wire is left above the base (on the inside).  When the glue dries, it will hold the wire in place.  This will not show once you add the stamen.  I poked the wires in the styrofoam, in the vase, to allow them to dry before adding petals.

This picture shows the calyx (base) for the mini daisy glued to the end of a wire stem.  As soon as the glue was dry, I added the petals to create the little daisies.  This is how the stems were created for all the flowers.  The wires were pulled out to add the daisy petals.

Have you tried creating a bouquet with your flower dies?

You can purchase your Susan's Garden Flower Dies from Ellen Hutson, LLC.

Here are the direct links to each flower and product used:


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14 comments:

Eva Van Buuren said...

Oh Selma, you let me smiling!
What a BEAUTY!!
You have made such a wonderful Spring Flowers in a lovely Ladybug vase.
I love it all!
A really gorgeous tulips and daffodils.....such in the Netherlands :-).
Hugs, Eva.

Glenda Brooks said...

I recently read the story of the lady bug and Susan. Love the vase you found and how fitting to fill it with flowers from Susan's dies! Just beautiful!

Olga said...

I love that vase!!!!
The flowers are gorgeous too, but then all your flowers always are............

Anonymous said...

So cute! Love it!

Shari

Sue W said...

Oh my such a sweet little vase and how stunning filled with your beautiful flowers Selma!
Hope you're keeping warm! xXx

Cathy said...

Fab arrangement of flowers. Brilliant idea to put them in a vase, Cathy x

Anonymous said...

Oh Selma, I bet Susan loves this one. The vase is so cute and the flowers are so realistic. Are those little lady bugs on the petals? Love your work!

Amber

Ms said...

what a sweet vase and I love your flowers.... I finally got some Pan Pastel's so hopefully I'll be giving these flowers a try.... Very very cute and thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

Ms said...

what a sweet vase and I love your flowers.... I finally got some Pan Pastel's so hopefully I'll be giving these flowers a try.... Very very cute and thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

Bonnie Weiss said...

Not only are your flowers so realistic but you obviously know what you are doing when it comes to arranging them too ... fantastic.

adablog14 said...

What wonderful flowers i see here in your beautiful blog Selma...soon Ada

adablog14 said...

What wonderful flowers i see here in your beautiful blog Selma...soon Ada

Leanne ... said...

Just fabulous!!! I had to look twice. I almost thought your flowers were real? You are the queen of flower making Selma.
Hugs...Leanne

Shirley said...

Your vase is too too cute for words and the flowers are beautiful too! Thanks for the size of the vase. It really puts your lovely flowers in perspective!!

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