My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

A Floral Fable: Colour Design

This is the second design I did for my A Floral Fable Design demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging club .

The demonstration explores ways to add small floral details to tell your own floral fable or simply express yourself with floral art.

With every design I will demonstrate one concept, thought or idea and by just slightly changing a few of the floral ingredients the design flips over into its contrast.

The moral of our second fable is that colour can make you super cool or smoking hot:

Cold and frosty Floral Art demonstration design.

We begin our design cold and frosty...

A Floral Fable cool design snuggled up in a twig nest.

Snuggled and curled up

Orchids and berries hybernating in a bed of moss.

while hibernating in it's twig nest.

And then...

A Floral Fable design demonstration design- warm.

the spring sun chases the clouds away

Orchids and Jasmin on a forest floor of dogwood.

and heats up the forest floor

A Floral Fable warm design.

to create our warm surface design

A Floral Fable colour design- snail shell spiral equisetum.

In my cold design I used frosty green Cymbidium Orchids and Hypericum berries snuggling in a bed of reindeer moss. I spiraled dark green Equisetum like snail shells to curl up and over the pave.

A Floral Fable colour design- warm.

Then to change it into a warm forest floor design I made a red dogwood stick lattice to suspend my test tubes on. I filled the test tubes with pink tinted Jasmine buds and Cymbidium Orchids. The lip of the orchids was exactly the same dark red as the dogwood.

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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.




Cymbidium, Boat Orchid


Scouring Rush, Horsetail, snake grass, puzzle grass