Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Flower Arranging

Well I was in for a bit of a surprise at our monthly flower arranging workshop.  It was a nice distraction working there - you can just concentrate on what you are doing and your brain switches off to everything else.

I was given a large and a small foam ball and some foliage.
What would you do with those?
With some pins from my tool box, I used Laurel leaves back to front because I loved the underside best

And layered them around and around  overlapping them as they would in nature - I liked the effect.
My tutor said that it looks like an artichoke - that was a compliment by the way!
The smaller one - using the same laurel leaves but the right way around and randomly.

 With the addition of some flowering foliage
A bit of conifer from behind the hall

A couple of red baubles (not my idea)

Some wild ivy with berry heads

Popped in  here and there

Finished off with some sweet smelling pinks and 7 roses in bud

Sorry about the photos - it was too dark to that them indoors and so I had to try and take some in the garden room with a glass roof and the arrangement on a glass table - not a good idea!


sam21ski said...

What a stunning creation Lottie, love all the colours against the leafy greens.

Did you have a good beading lesson today? Hope so xxx

Sam xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful, Lottie - very natural and relaxing. Your tutor's right - the big one does look like an artichoke. You've really made something beautiful from bits and bobs here - well done, you!

Doreen G said...

Wow how good is that--very arty and clever.

Ginger said...

very pretty and great use of all the different types of foliage. G x

melsanford said...

Awwww - beautiful arrangements :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Christine B. said...

Fantastic arrangement Lottie. Love the artichoke look, very clever using the pins.The pink roses and flowers just set it off nicely. Your so clever. Hugs x ChrisB