Sunday, August 18, 2013


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!!