Friday, March 30, 2012

Paper Flowers - Dragonfly Expression

I was introduced to Dragonfly Expression via a Facebook mention by Bellenza, a wedding ideas site. Chantal Larocque, the French Canadian owner, creates such an enormous variety of pretty paper blooms, it was difficult to choose a favorite. The vivid colors of these rosettes won my heart!

Paper Flowers

Chantal also makes realistic peonies, dahlias, marigolds, daisies, and poppies - all are lovely and surprisingly realistic. Her work has been featured in boutique and store window displays, as wedding bouquets, on place cards, table numbers, favor boxes, and in an Avon catalog, just out this spring.

The flowers begin as die cuts, but Chantal often alters them by hand to give each one a unique look. She told me she enjoys design challenges and in fact, her very favorite thing to do is make a client's vision come true. Chantal also has a Facebook page where you can see photos she just posted of cream and white rosettes used as escort card holders for a wedding - so elegant!

Facebook Finds this past week included:

Pretty tassels from twisted paper roping
A beautiful, updated quilling pattern
Cute bunny garland as Easter or nursery decor
A clever twist on the lowly egg carton

Wishing you a fun-filled weekend!


SUGANTHI said...

These are gorgeous,I am going to like her facebook page right away.

Molly Smith said...

These flowers are amazing! I love the shapes of the petals. And you cannot go wrong with this color combo. Going to check her out!
Have a great weekend!

Chantal said...

Thank you so much Ann for the feature! I really appreciate! I love this photo of my cheery!

~~> Thank you everyone for your kind comments about my work!

Happy Friday!

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous flowers!!!!

Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home said...

Wow these are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

Carole M. said...

absolutely delightful; just imagine en-masse ..

Baukje said...

Thank you for the wonderful creations!
have a good weekend
Greetings Baukje

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

So sweet of you to mention Bellenza in this post, and provide a link to us. We're such great admirers of your blog!

Zakka Life said...

These flowers are gorgeous. I'm going to have to check out more of Chantal's work.

MegansBeadedDesigns said...

Gorgeous flowers! Would love to learn how to make them. :-)

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