And my take on it:
The inner green frond paper is Laundry Line by Jen Wilson. Ribbon from Michaels. Stamp Studio G (embossed) I made the flower myself, an experiment using old sewing pattern paper! Loads of inking with various Michaels inks. Thanks to my Sis who helped me choose out the colors I did not already have.
I also built a project yesterday. I'd pegged this idea from a Martha Stewart newsletter and yesterday was the perfect time to tackle it. Martha's original instructions were to use plain white paper and make dogwood blossoms, I simply adapted it using pretty patterned papers.
My friend Rose had given me a white jug and it serves as a perfect base to tuck the real branches into. I filled the jug with plain white rice to anchor them.
I used one patterned and one unpatterned papers for the blossoms, and then did the same for the leaves to add variety. I inked the edges of the blossoms and it was my own idea to add a pretty gem in the middle of each bloom.
If I made this again I think I would seek out some nice two-sided paper because though I positioned most blooms so that you can't see the underside, when you do see the underside its just plain white. You really have to see this to appreciate it.
You can find the tutorial for the orignal project on the Martha Stewart site by clicking HERE
Lastly, a belated:
To my Bill and Maggie, my brother and sister in law!