Friday, June 29, 2012

Topiary, Topiary, oi, oi, oi!

My daughter showed me a picture of a round ball with paper flowers on it and asked if I could make it.  I said, "sure".  What she didn't tell me at the time was she wanted 10 of them and the wedding was only a couple of weeks away!  I was working full-time to boot!  Yikes!  Silly girl thought she could hand punch these flowers!  I told her absolutely no way on God's green earth would I do that.  There are too many flowers to cut! (3280 to be percise!)  Can you imagine cutting that many out by hand?  I think not!  We only ended up with 9 as with such short notice, we simply could not find enough of the same beads!  She figured I could "whip them up in an afternoon"!  She helped for a bit and then, after a couple of hours, decided it was too much work! 

The flowers are from Mother's Day Boutique.  The viny images are from MS Elegant Cake (Yes, yes, I know I use that cart a lot!) and Paper Trimmings cartridges.  Some bling, ribbon, lots of spray paint, spanish mosh, a zillion hours later and tada!  They are done! *huff*  *puff*  Just in the knick of time!  I got them done last night and the wedding is tomorrow!

The purple flowers were cut at 1.1" and the white ones were cut at 1" and all of them had to be curled!  My trusty Cake tool worked for that!  

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  1. Oh my gosh! These are gorgeous!! You are such a great mom for doing this on such short notice but they all turned out awesome. I think it is so funny she thought you could whip 'em up in an afternoon. She didn't know, though, and after helping you she knows what a labor of love it was for you.

  2. Wow that's a lot of flowers. Great work and congrats on the wedding

  3. Gorgeous gift of time and love! Best wishes for a special day of family and celebration. Your details are wonderful and you are to be commended for finishing!