My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Pick-Up Sticks

One, two, buckle my shoe.
Three, four, shut the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, lay them straight.

Nursery Rhyme

Pick-up sticks twig and pumpkin design

That's pretty much the instructions for this design: Go for a walk, pick up sticks, lay them straight.

Pumpkins and twig and leaf insect

The stick insect took a bit more time to make, though!

Closer look at my Twig Stick insect

A closer look at my Twig Stick Insect

Floral art design Pick-up sticks

I wired the delicate twigs to look like they randomly fell into this upright, standing structure (just like the game Pick-Up Sticks) and then secured the sweet dumpling pumpkins into position.

Rosary vine and pumpkin floral art design

The rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii) is in a small test tube to make sure it will last as long as the other design elements. All I needed to do to finish my design was to add a few grasses and winged maple seed pods.

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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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Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts