Friday, April 25, 2008

4" X 4" Friday - Florals

I have always been very drawn to pressed flowers. I used to pick wildflowers when I was a child and lay them between the pages of dictionaries and other large books. Sometimes I would remember they were there and other times I would forget. Have you ever been flipping through an old book and discovered a pressed flower? I always wonder if the flower had special meaning to the person who so carefully left it between the pages? I now use my Microfleur for a quick and easy pressing. I adhered the flowers in this piece with beeswax which works beautifully. It is my submission for 4' X 4" Friday with the theme of "Florals".

17 comments:

Sanja said...

love this!!:0)

Peggi said...

This is incredible, Heather - you do lovely work! I especially love the vintage feeling to this one.

Best wishes, Peggi

Audrey said...

Beautiful!

Gaby Bee. said...

This card is just wonderful.The background is fabulous. Love the little flowers.

Mandy C said...

gorgeous heather. i love it

Simple Journeys said...

Fabulous and delightful!! Love it!
(I had the same problem posting on the 4x4 site)

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is so lovely. Fabulous design and sweet image. Awesome.

Femmy said...

beautiful card heather!!! more of us had the same problem! the posts seem to "land" in the spam! ask to unspam you, I did so, and hope next time it will workout better to post.

sue pieper said...

Beautiful work, Heather! Don't you just love that microfleur? Can't wait til summer so I can stock up again on flowers to use all year.

Claudine said...

its wonderful

Barbara Hagerty said...

What a beautiful and lovely piece of art! And I love the look on the little girl's face! The flowers are wonderful!

Kirsi said...

Beautiful art, Heather. Love this!

KardKrazy said...

That is one gorgeous background...just LOVE what you did with those flowers!

Lucy said...

This is adorable Heather!! And great use of the flowers. I have a few that a friend pressed for me that I wasn't sure what to do with them. Ireally should incorporate them into my paintings some how!

Summer Gypsy said...

Oh, yes, Heather!!! Pressed flowers...so lovely. One of my favorite finds is a journal from the late 1890's through 1904. It was used by a young lady for her history notes and favorite quotations. Her calligraphy is magical. I purchased the journal in the 1980's for one dollar!!! What a treasure! Inside was a small calendar from 1903 that had been taken apart. A small pressed flower was also between the journal pages. Every time I touch that journal I am so in awe that another woman from almost 100 years ago created so much joy for this stranger's love of vintage diaries. I am posting a picture on my blog for you of the flower and calendar. Just for you, Heather!!!

vintage wil said...

wow beautiful work!!!

Gillian said...

How beautiful this is Heather, so soft with a vintage feel, the pressed flowers are so delicate:)