Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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- 25 May 2016
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Capilano Flower Arrangers Club Design Challenge: a design using “no container” with vegetables or fruit, flowers and greenery as the main focal point.
… and I got Cabbage
... a roundish-dense,
all round vegetable-y-no doubt Cabbage
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I wanted my pumpkin to lift its head slightly so that it is easy to see the beautiful sepals inside. Making tiny legs also prevent the pumpkin from rolling.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Make a small grass "propeller" by pinning blades of grass into the design
Create a sheltered or veiled design by framing the outer edge of your armature (in this case thick cardboard) with long strands of grass
A simple placement of bud vases... with the tiniest of lemon coloured twist that makes them unusual.
A cooling design for early summer days with swinging ripped grass and more than enough water for thirsty hydrangeas.
To create this huge Protea I took apart nine Protea flower heads and glued the tepals and bracts back on to a polystyrene ball to create a large Protea composite flower that is...
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect
I wanted my parasol design to be thoroughly me, and thoroughly contemporary yet respectful of the guiding rules and methods shared by the different schools of Ikebana.
My design entered for evaluation at the Floral Trends Design Group meeting in South Africa
This was my design for The Capilano Flower Arranging Club workshop. We were exploring designs using all things edible: fruit, vegetables and a bit of herbs.
Braiding and plaiting and knotting hair is a huge trend in hairdressing at the moment. Intricate little plaits are draped over long flowing hair to add complexity and quirk. ...
The emotions your designs inspire give real meaning to your work. My article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...
My first design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting
Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
Romantic rose centerpiece with just a bit of an edge featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.