My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

When Autumn Fall

Autumn (or fall, depending where you live) is undoubtedly an extraordinary time of year for floral designers.

Autumn Fall Composite leaf rose

The flower market is stocked with berries and pods and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.

When Autumn Fall twig and leaf rose

And even though autumn officially starts on September 23 you can already feel it in the air and slowly coloured leaves are fluttering to the ground

When Autumn Fall dried leaf rosette rose

Its a temptation to great to resist. I just had to gather an entire basket full of leaves to make my composite rose.

Lisianthus, lily grass, poppy seed heads, twigs and leaves

Poppy seed heads (Papaver somniferum) and the pistils of Lisianthus (Eustoma) flowers are arranged on a twig and lily grass collar. The composite rose is made from Katsura Tree (Cercidyphyllum japonica) leaves

The poppy seed heads are in water filled test tubes. The bit of weight on the ends of the seed heads helped to balance them as they hanged over the design.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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Papaver

Poppy with poppy seed heads