Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fall Flower Patch

We're doing a handmade fall flower swap in our Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. Here's a peek at what's been growing in my garden....
I used vintage laces, satin, tulle, velvet leaves, guinea feathers, Russian veiling and chiffon to create the flowers with antique, glass pearl and rhinestone button centers.

Each one is lovingly wrapped in a pocket of tulle and enclosed with one of my handmade stickpins.

I made fall bag toppers complete with a beautifully wicked Marie. The wonderful Marie image is from one of my favorite etsy shops,
Altered Artifacts.
(If you're looking for new Halloween collage sheets, you have to visit Inka's shop!)
I can't wait to see what's growing in the other Marie gardens!

12 comments:

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Your card is just lovely! and so wonderfully wicked!...lol I am always so impressed with your artistry! Thank you also for the lovely comment on my little etsy shop :) I am just so honored that you would include my image in your brilliant artwork!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi JoAnne,
Your flowers are beautiful, I am sure they will be well received.
hugs &JOY,
Kimberly

Nook and Cranny said...

JoAnne,
I love your garden...
Nice items for your swap partners.
Thanks for stopping by my "I've decided" post.
I will have to go check out the little etsy shop you are speaking of.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

cmoh said...

Lovely flowers and I really love your Marie Envelopes! I know the Marie ladies will love them.

Hugs
Caroline

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh how beautiful!!!! I love love love these flowers and your card! :D

Hugs,

Dorthe said...

Your flowers are truly ones which grew in the garden of Marie Antoinette-elegant and beautiful- and love your cards with this Halloweenish M.A.
Hugs to you JoAnne.
Dorthe

Kim said...

Your card and flowers are beautiful JoAnne!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Simply breathtaking JoAnne...I adore the rose with the orange leaves! The autumn garden speaks love to my heart and I long for it all year...the other seasons are merely it's handmaidens! and you can quote me:)
Sending breezy autumn kisses...

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Nice "fall flowers" and sweet packaging! So creative.
Warmly,
deb

Lynn Stevens said...

Well JoAnne nothing that pretty ever grows in my garden, mostly weeds these days. LOL
Beautiful work.

Inka is a great friend of mine, dosen't she have wonderful images!
hugs Lynn

Martina2801 said...

Dear JoAnne, I love your garden and your Marie Envelopes! Absolutely adorable!!!!

Mina said...

Oh JoAnne, I wish my garden grew such gorgeous autumn treasures. They are so beautiful. I would love to try doing something like that. You are such an inspiration. Everything you create just makes me say, "Oooohhhh." Seriously. Hugs sweetie