The new Christmas line from Authentique is named Joyous and it is truly that!!! The colors are traditional Christmas but muted and beautiful while the patterns are typical Authentique. While I was at Create-n-Connect with Chris at Scrappy Chic I saw a beautiful tree made from flowers in the Authentique booth, I knew I had to have one and when I saw this collection in my Scrappy Chic kit for August I knew now was the time.
I chose three of the patterned papers; Classic, Confection and Diverse and got to work on the 75 flowers I used for my tree.
Once all of the flowers were made (two days of cutting, shaping and hot gluing) I hot glued them all to a green foam cone.
I pinned some pieces of Tim Holtz tinsel in the empty spacing, filled the flowers with perfect pearls to form their centers ( you can’t see it in the photos really) and attached to the base. I used a wooden ribbon spool wrapped in May Arts jute and tied on a Tim Holtz Christmas charm for the base so it looked like a trunk.
I am overJOYed with how this project worked out! If you stop by the store you should check it out, the paper is just gorgeous!!