Maria Noble of St Jude's Creations makes incredibly realistic flowers from crepe paper and paper clay.
She lives in Connecticut and has been creating flowers since childhood. Maria learned techniques from her mother and aunt who made blooms from fabric, paper, and other materials for weddings and special occasions.
Maria began St Jude's Creations ten years ago using her mother's and aunt's methods, as well as her own ideas. She enjoys working with brides to meet all of their wedding day floral needs, and can recreate a bridal bouquet in paper as a first anniversary gift.
And now, a giveaway (yes, another one)! Maria, who is a brand new sponsor here at All Things Paper, made this pretty crepe paper and paper clay arrangement a few days ago to send to a reader in the U.S. The white tea cup holds hand sculpted peachy pink crepe paper roses and pink paper clay anemones with black centers. Green succulents and dried flowers add to the mix, creating a 6 x 5 inch arrangement that's just right for spring.
The giveaway ends on Monday the 6th, so enter right away by leaving a comment. With Mother's Day coming up on the 12th, it's very possible the flowers could reach the winner by then!
Maria is always happy to work with clients to make their floral dreams come true. Contact her via her website or on Facebook.
By the way, Brittany Watson Jepsen (previous post) won the Kentucky Derby contest on the Today show yesterday with her paper rose hat!