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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Rose ball

I have finally finished the rose ball and omg i think im all rosied out!!! I made the first batch of roses just for fun to see of o could create anything that even resembled flowers of any sort and was very happy with the results even though they werent the best...but they were made by me and did resemble roses I was amazed!!!  I then had to decide what to do with them...

I could have stuck them to cards but I thought they maybe to heavy as i had made them from card...I thought about sticking them to a lid of a box...but i like to stack my boxes so that wasnt practical...Then i went to the craft store and saw some oasis balls and i thought why not? I also bought an aluminium bucket whilst there to stick it all into when it was done.....I got home and asked hubby for some dowel to stick in to the ball of oasis but he didnt have back to the drawing my bits and bobs drawer i found some kebab sticks and stuck 4 together and used them...

After completing the project i needed something to stabilise the arrrangement and used some pebbles so that it wouldnt tip. I didnt want the roses to be all one colour so I made a miriad of different ones...I even added some rolled roses and glittered them up for added sparkle. The roses made from hearts I sprayed with glimmer mist which gave some of them the apperance of aging whilst others just a sheen..I found it depended on what colour card I sprayed it onto...I searched my downloaded files and found a svg of roses leaves that i had downloaded from  she has some lovely files...
I made a print and cut from that element and added them here and there as i thought they were needed..I also added some florist wire that i spiralled to add some interest but i thought it needed that extra something...i thought of butterflies but decided against i looked in my stash and found these delightful feathers i had forgotten about and i think they finished it....

Hope you like it..

To finally finish a tied some ribbon and lace around the handles. Some of the flowers turned out better than others but I included them all because in Nature not everything is perfect or excellent...

Thank you for looking
Love debby xx


  1. Debby, that rose ball bush tree is wonderful, so colorful and it, you did good :o)


  2. This is gorgeous Debby!! I agree with Mandy --- so colorful and cheerful. Would make a dour mood brighten instantly.

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Debby! I'm still making my floral arrangement but I can't imagine it turning out as beautiful as yours. Love all the colors and details!

  4. You picked a great project to use your beautiful roses on! The colors you chose are so bright and cheery!!!

  5. So bright and cheerful! Beautiful project.