My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Inspired by Nature

This was my November 2010 entry in the Fleur Creatif and Gregor Lersch International Competition

The theme was I like... and my entry was being Inspired by Nature

Floral Art Design Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature- close up

Detail of Inspired by Nature design

Flax leaves are ripped with a kenzan and wrapped with copper wire and small blue beads to create a rope to weave into a delicate spider web.
A Phalaenopsis orchid plant and aerial roots, small husks of green Cape gooseberries and dried Hydrangea florets are glued to float on the web.

The web is then suspended in a dramatic Acacia tortilis branch.

Inspired by Nature

Flax spider web

Fleur Creatif and Gregor Lersch Competition entry form.

Fleur Creatif and Gregor Lersch Competition entry form and Competition Schedule

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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.




Flax, New Zealand flax


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid


Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia