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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Seeds of Friendship

Hello, Joanne here - I'm delighted to be doing a guest post here on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog. I've been playing with the lovely florals from The Rose Tree - perfect for spring!

I made this little gift presentation package. It's perfectly sized to give an actual packet of flower seeds as a token gift but you could also use it to present something like a necklace or earrings - perhaps made with seed beads or seed pearls to continue the theme!

I created a document to make a seed packet "framework" for the image. It's easy to do with a word processing program but if you'd like a quick and easy starting point, Glenda has made mine available as a pdf that you can find on the downloads page. There are some instructions included on there, too.

The image is coloured with a combination of Copic markers for a base layer and Prismacolor pencils to add some detail and depth. I even gave the large flower centers some texture by tapping a brown pencil straight down onto the cardstock with a piece of fun foam underneath.

Thanks for joining me today!

Joanne's artwork is featured regularly in Craft Stamper magazine and you can see more of her beautiful work at her blog, Ambrosia & Iron.


  1. Hi Joanne, nice to see your work as guest designer! Great idea to use this stamp for a gift bag!It's lovely. Going to hop to your blog and look around.....creative greet Miranda

  2. What a beautiful gift idea that perfectly complements the lovely images.

  3. Hi Joanne, great to see you here as a Guest Designer. Your seed packet idea is lovely, and perfect for this time of year when we are thinking of venturing out into the garden, or including it in a Mother's Day gift.
    Judith xx

  4. Love the colour combination & how authentic this looks. The bow is a lovely embellishment & the whole concept delightful.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. This is a lovely idea for a gift packet - thanks for sharing

  6. Great Bag!! I like the colours and flowers a lot!!!


  7. Hi Joanne. A lovely project. The colours you've used are so fresh and spring like. I've followed your blog for quite some time and will be looking forward to seeing more of your work here.

  8. Hi Joanne what a lovely idea and it would make a lovely Mothers day present. Love the fresh colours and the finishing bow. Suexxx

  9. What a clever idea Joanne, the fresh spring colours are gorgeous
    Claire xx


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