Bonnie Lavish Sunflowers

by brae  

I made Bonnie Lavish red dahlias previously and loved the results.  The kits are super easy, too!  This time around, I made sunflowers.  I love sunflowers!  There's a field on the way to work that has sunflowers planted about every other year, sometimes two years in a row.  So pretty.

The vase is from Manor House Miniatures.  It reminds me of a bee.  :D  The table is a Concord miniature I refinished.

The kit instructions suggested adding flocking or sand to the centers, so I made some flocking using DMC 3371 and sharp scissors.

Since making the dahlias, I purchased a set of stylus tools as well as Bonnie's leaf veiners, which I think are the bee's knees!  I had used a clay sculpting tool last time, but these made life so much easier.  Here are two leaf before and one after using the veiner.

In addition to loving sunflowers, I love the German name for them, too!  Sonnenblumen.  :D   Even though I highly recommend this Bonnie Lavish kit for easy and great results, there is a wonderful tutorial out in blogland by Nina at MiniMumm: part 1 and part 2.  Her Sonnenblumen are so fabulous!


Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
Ooooh! I love the veiner. What a cool thing! The look is stunningly realistic. :) I'm also a fan of the table they are sitting on!! Nina's are great, too.
06/03/11 @ 15:38
Comment from: craftland [Visitor]
Die Sonnenblumen sehen sehr schön aus. And the vase is very pretty also. Regards Craftland
06/05/11 @ 11:50
Comment from: Bonnie Lavish [Visitor]  
What a wonderful job you did with the sunflowers! I especially like the look of the veined leaves. Always a pleasure to see how the flower kits turn out. Thank you!! Bonnie
08/10/11 @ 03:22
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much! :D
08/10/11 @ 05:33

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