4.20.2009

the bout' test.

As I mentioned previously, I have been considering making the boutonnieres for the groomsmen. I had bought some flowers last week to have around the apartment, and since they are on their last leg, I thought I'd use them to test out my bout-making skills. I had some fake hydrangeas as well from some of our other wedding projects, so I used a stem of the flowers and a leaf to supplement the real button mums. After about 2 minutes, here's what I came up with.
It works, but I think it needs some more color. I tried adding a fuchsia feather. Still not loving it, but it proves that more color is better!
I think I'll do another trial, next time with purple button mums. Possibly two mums and less hydrangea, with some hypericum berries if I can find some. I'll leave out the feathers.

What would you do to improve the bouts'? Do you think they have potential?

4 comments:

Jess said...

i kinda like them better without the color, the tone on tone greens work

Julia said...

Hmmm I think I like them with the wee pop of colour, but not the feather so much? perhaps some sort of berry? I wish that I had flora know-how to advise you... great work so far though!

LauraAnn said...

I definitely think they have potential. I can't wait to see what they look like when you add in the hypericum berries and mums! Good luck!

Christine said...

They look great :-)
But with the purple mums it'll look greater, maybe...