Thursday, January 15, 2009


I made another topiary. This time using Bella Rose paper. I love this paper. I punched and punched and punched. It takes a lot of flowers to make these. There are 2 large flowers punched in contrasting colors using the 5 petal flower punch. One small flower is punched for the center using a non-stampin-up punch. This is a third color. I secured the flower with an extra long stick pin that has a white ball on the tip. The pot was painted with red craft paint that matched the Ridinghood red paper, then i used a sponge and chocolate chip ink to give it an aged look. I used tape to secure the kiwi kiss ribbon. The balls are just styrofoam found at Michael's. I did paint these first with the red so no gaps would show. The stem is a wooden dowel stained with chocolate chip ink. All of it is glued in place and moss covers the foam inside the pot. These take a long time to make but so worth it in the end.


  1. Oh my gosh, how long did this take to make? It is gorgeous!!! Great job Leah!

  2. OMG! You are quite the pro at making these, Leah! This Bella Rose one is GORGEOUS!!!!!

  3. Leah! This is so pretty! I would like a tutorial....please! I love this!


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