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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman


This week's design is part of a challenge issued by Sherry Donnelly of Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio , Alicia Schwede, owner of Bella Fiori and and Chuck Graham, Floral designer at BLOOM by Anuschka and Flirty Fleurs floral blog, where the designs are featured.

The rules:
Create a design using only materials collected from the area immediately surrounding the space you usually design in. We could use foliages, berries, fruits, etc – but NO flowers.
I must admit... I was absolutely spoilt for choice here in beautiful Vancouver (Bristish Columbia, Canada), I could even be fussy and choose the exact colour scheme I wanted. Within a few minutes I had an entire bag full of salmon pink autumn foliage for my very fishy-inspired design!

Foraging floral art design.


Autumn leaf design.


Fall foliage roses


Rose hips and fall foliage roses


Autumn leaf, fall leaf roses and rose hip design


Salmon pink foliage armature.

and generally rooting about

Flirty Fleurs Challenge

Thank you Flirty Fleurs for including my design in your challenge post.

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6 September 2011 Autumn leaf Roses

I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...

13 November 2013 Salmon pink Fall leaf armature

Fashion a fall armature from leaves

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Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

1 November 2017 A Round

Create a delicate design that rests lightly on the edge of a container

8 November 2017 Psithurism

Craft a three tiered, dried autumn leaf armature