My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Christine de Beer Veiled Sunshine Competition Design.

Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society

Christine de beer, 50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre

I wove vine wreaths and stacked them from the smallest to the biggest to create a basket.

Floral Art competition Veiled Sunshine

Inside the basket I arranged a pave of roses, pincushions, lisianthus and lilies

Floral Art Competition Veiled Sunshine with cymbidium orchids

The stars of my design are the two large yellow orchid stems placed to flow around the design, one facing forward and one back. One stem is also over the Mikado reeds and one under.

Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society

Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society

Floral Art Competition Veiled Sunshine with reed veil

I gently bend and wove reeds over the design to form a ball shape and create a veil.

These were the biggest, brightest orchids- just compare the size to that of the pincushions!
For more Cymbidium Orchid designs look at my Boat Orchid series I loved weaving the wreaths so much that I couldn’t stop until I had loads- then I loved using them so much that I had to force myself to let them go. See my Last Vine Wreath post below

Cape Orchid Society's 50th anniversary.

Publicity poster for the Cape Orchid Society's 50th anniversary show.

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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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Protea

Protea (but each variety also has a common name)

Cymbidium

Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Eustoma

Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian