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!
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!