Friday, December 28, 2012

Sprinkles Inspired Wedding


Happy Friday Lovelies!
I'm so happy to share with you one of my latest collection:

The lovely bride had used the Sprinkles as her wedding theme since the  wedding cake will be covered in Sprinkles...To complement the theme, the paper flower bouquets and boutennieres had to be made with all the beautiful sprinkles colors!
I have to say...I LOVE IT!!!...All the beautiful colors and the touch of glitz...Totally F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.
The bouquets traveled all the way to Australia for the wedding happening on January 5th, 2013!


Photo by Dragonfly Expression


Photo by Dragonfly Expression


Photo by Dragonfly Expression


Photo by Dragonfly Expression

I can't wait to view photos of the bouquets in action!!

Cheers!
Chantal xxx






Monday, December 10, 2012

Snow White Wedding Pomanders


Happy Tuesday Lovelies!
I have fabulous photos to share...I used my wedding shoes as accessories for the photos...I just love when I get to play with my wedding gear! Talking about my wedding shoes...On January 12th hubby and I will be celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary!!...Where does the time go?...

I had the pleasure to create for a super sweet Bride 12 Pomanders for her special day...These Pomanders turned out F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. 
These lovelies will be decorating the aisle of the ceremony which by the way will be happening on December 31st, 2012...What a fantastic way to end the year and start a new one!!!

Snow White Pomanders





Stay tune for my Rock & Roll Inspired Wedding...Oh! I can't wait to share with you those photos...
The wedding is this coming Wednesday 12.12.2012!!!
Stay tune!

Chantal xx











Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gift Bows / Wedding Favor Embellishments!


Good morning Lovelies!
A cold one for me here...Minus 2 degree celcius...Brrrrr...
Fireplace is on and large cup of hot coffee in my hand...I'm ready to sieze the day!

For a few weeks I've been working with a super sweet Bride-To-Be...
I had the pleasure to create 72 lovely Rose Clusters in warm rich colors: red, orange and dark pink...The Bride will use these to embellish her gold color favor boxes...



Rose Cluster in the making!



How pretty this is going to look?



Until the next time...Stay warm!

Chantal xx












Saturday, November 17, 2012

STYLE ME PRETTY And More...

Flower by Dragonfly Expression - Photo by Orange Girl

Happy Saturday Lovelies!
Busy one for me...I must take care of the grocery shopping duty and  than I can settle at my work table to play with my paper...I have so many new ideas...But, for some reason this past week I felt like I was hitting a wall...NO INSPIRATION what so ever...I had a fantastic themed wedding to do (a bit Rock & Roll) and I couldn't make myself to do it...I had to redo the bouquet so many times...But NO fear...It's all done now and they turned out BEAUTIFUL!...I did one bride bouquet, 4 bridesmaids and 2 corsages and boutennieres...Oh! and I made a fabulous flower for the bride  to wear in her hair...
I'm dying to share with you photos but the super sweet Bride-To-Be kindly asked me to keep it all secret until the wedding day...So, we'll have to wait a few more weeks! 
PATIENCE friends...I have many other things to share!

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First...This summer I had made little Rosetta flowers for a wedding planner...Michele had told me the wedding was no regular event and that every details must be perfect...Michele even sent me the paper she was using to make the menus for the dinner...totally chic...cream color with gold and the paper had a pearlized effect...divine...Anyway....I was able to match the paper and the flowers embellish fabulous menu cards for the dinner tables at the venue...Oh! So Very Chic! This wedding hapenned at the breathtaking  Chateau Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta...A Dream location for weddings!
The talented Orange Girl Photographer had captured fabulous photos of this wedding and it was featured on the famous STYLE ME PRETTY website!

sample paper for the menus and my Rosetta flowers!
The finish product!
Table Centerpiece - My flowers on the menus!

Orange Girl Photography



Another photo of the tables...


With these menus in mind...I had showed a lovely bride photos of this fabulous wedding and she asked me if I had any input about the menus...I thought...well...Since I used to make stationery...I can make them! While I was waiting to find back my inspiration for the Rock & Roll wedding bouquets...I made a sample menu for the client...I love it! I even used the embossing technic to embellish the card...I was so excited...it only took me 5 minutes to make it so, don't mind all the imperfections...I'm planning to create a few with an actual printed menu to give a better idea! 
Sample Menu Coming Soon in the shop!
Embossing technic!


Totally fabulous menus/wedding invitations!

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More to come soon...Until then...Stay well!

Chantal xx

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pantone Colors For Spring 2013




Here they are! The Pantones colors for Spring 2013!
I created flowers in some of those fabulous colors:



Pantone Monaco Blue

Pantone Grayed Jade


Pantone African Violet



Pantone Poppy Red


Pantone Nectarine
Handmade Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression



I can't wait to see how many weddings in 2013  I'll be working on 
with one or more of these fabulous Pantone colors!











Friday, October 26, 2012

1950 Retro Inspired Professional Photos Shoot...


Happy Friday everyone!

Today...I'm sharing  fabulous photographs with you...
Dzesika from {Dzesika} Devic Fotos took those stunning shots a while back...I was hoping the photos would be used in a wedding article written about my handmade paper flower bouquets...Since they didn't make it...I promised myself I would write about Dzesika's extraordinary work and boast her talent in capturing emotions and sharp eye to make the little details stand out!

A while back...A dear friend of mine from the Canadian West Coast had sent me the link to view Dzesika's fabulous work...I immediately fell in love with her style...The vintage/Retro look...Since I've work with professional photographers in the past...I contacted Dzesika offering a custom paper floral arrangement that she could use in one of her shoot and in exchange I could use the photos in my shop, Facebook Page and of course Blog! It worked out so nice...A young couple was schedule to have their 1st wedding anniversary shoot and the theme was 1950 Retro Inspired!...This is what I came up with:




As I mentionned...The couple in the photos just celebrated their first year anniversary, the day of the shoot they celebrated five years of being together, 
her dress is her grandmothers who wore it on her first date with her grandfather. 
His shirt was her grandfathers. How romantic is that?



What makes Dzesika an AUTHENTIC Vintage Wedding & Engagement Photographer?

In her own words: "...We underestimate the value of nostalgia. Nostalgia is important. It reminds us of who we are, and where we came from. It anchors us emotionally. It gives us somewhere safe to retreat to. It fills us with warmth and sinks deep into us.
You need it. I crave it, too. For me, I’m fortunate. All it takes to bring it back is my parents’ old photo albums.
That’s all I care about now, when it comes to taking photographs. My goal as your wedding photographer is to perfectly capture your moments of love, pride, and joy, and save them for you in your very own nostalgia vault."
You can view more of  Dzesika's FANTASTIC work here: http://devicfotos.ca/
I sure hope I'll get to work with this talented photographer again! ;o) Until then...have a lovely weekend!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Emmaline Bride® - Famous Wedding Website Feature!!!!



Happy Thursday Lovelies!
I have exciting news to share with you!!!

This past Tuesday I had the pleasure to have my beautiful handmade paper flower bouquets featured on the famous  Wedding Website Emmaline Bride®! 

What a delight it has been for me to create for this super sweet bride-to-be and her bridal party fabulous Vintage Peacock Inspired bouquets! 
I was beside myself when a few weeks ago the Bride shared with me photos of her wedding...I got in touch immediately with the talented  Photographer Rachel of Flashes Of Life Photography and she gladly sent my way fabulous photos featuring my bouquets! 
The timing couldn't be more perfect since Emma from Emmaline Bride® had told me
 about an upcoming feature on her Wedding Website! 
I was so happy to be able to share with her photos of my bouquets taken at a real wedding!


To view more of the beautiful photos taken by Rachel...
Go check out the Post on the Emmaline Bride® website: 
---> Don't forget to share and Pin!!! ;o)

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Since I've mentionned custom handmade paper flower Bridal bouquets...
More to come in the following weeks!

I'll be working on another Peacock Inspired...

image via Pinterest

Sprinkels Inspired...
image via Pinterest

and...

Mexican Folklore...


I'm so inspired...I can't wait to show you photos of these fabulous creations!

Until then...have a FABULOUS day!!!












Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This Fall "Must Have" Fashion Accessories...



Make a fashion statement this Fall with F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. accessories!
How about a lovely brooch? I found myself creating outfits on Polyvore and oh! so many great accessories to be found!!!

I decided to have a part in the fashion world by creating a new line of product...
OOAK hand sculpted paper flower brooches and hair clip!
WHAT DO YOU THINK?









The lovely Brooches are available here:

Since I'm just getting started with this exciting NEW line...
I'm able to custom made a brooch just for you!

Oh! and these make a GREAT gifts for bridesmaids!!!

*Photos credits: Dragonfly Expression - Copyrights © - All rights reserved










Saturday, September 15, 2012

Autumn Collection - Handmade Paper Flowers



Autumn...
Lovely Fall colors...Fabulous warm shades...

This morning I got to turned on my fireplace and enjoyed a warm cup of coffee 
wearing my favorite wool cardigan...Ah! La vie est belle!

The leaves are slowly changing colors and soon will be covering the ground...

A few photos of my fabulous Autumn Collection: