Look at the picture. Can you tell my heart wasn't in it?
It also was a kit and an obviously much cheaper one than I have made up before. I bought it at a show and for the money there's really nothing wrong with it, but I should have realised it was meant for a complete novice. Without bragging I would say that over time I have graduated to a higher lever. ;-) Well, they might find a place somewhere in my florist's, at the back......
This really made me decide that I need to get some good punches and experiment myself. Paper is no problem, as I have already obtained some good quality rice paper, but the lack of punches is the main problem. Once I have a few I can try and experiment. Plenty of examples in the garden. :-)
That reminds me. I saw some really beautiful life size, that is 'real' peonies on someone's blog this morning. Unfortunately I have forgotten who's blog, but I am sure I will come across it again some time. Anyway, I was going to use the pictures to make my own and then realised that I had made them already from a kit, but haven't shown them to you yet:
Now, this one may take pride of place, somewhere at the front? I love the vase too. Those kits from VaRIAatjes always come with an appropriate beautiful vase or container. No, I won't go on about the VaRIAatjes kits, I promise. (I don't have shares either LOL) It's just that I have so many of the kits and still lots to go, so you might hear me mention it again now and then....
Off to my next job. I have started on a doll's pram for a change. When that's finished I will show it in my general blog. Have a nice day!
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