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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Oshibana workshop

Hello sweet bloggers,

Hope that you are having a lovely Saturday. It is almost 9 pm as I write this post and I am ready to go to bed since I had a full day!
I was lucky enough to attend an Oshibana workshop last Tuesday. Oshibana means 'pressed flowers' in Japanese and this class was rather interesting to say the least.

Here is a card I made with the pressed flowers that were supplied to us in a kit.


Below is a book mark.


The workshop was great fun for me and I had a really stimulating morning. Such luxury to find something like this in Jakarta. Indonesia is so very rich in ethnic art and craft but there are not many structured workshops and classes that one could attend.

Will visit your blogs tomorrow...

Hugs,

Monica

19 comments:

Lynne said...

They are both gorgeous Monica. I love the colours you`ve used on the bookmark.
Lynne xxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Monica. These are so beautiful and very delicate my friend. Absolutely gorgeous. I am thrilled you have found somewhere local that are holding classes for you. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Crafterkhush said...

these are gorgeous... love the bookmark...:-)

Judie said...

These are beautiful Monica. So delicate looking, Awesome work.
Hugs
Judie

jimlynn said...

These are just wonderful Monica - and so glad you had fun at the class. LOVE using pressed flowers on cards - and I just haven't done it lately. I actually have some already pressed and ready to go too!
Lovely card and bookmark.
Lynn

Sue said...

Such beautiful work Monica,I love pressed flowers.
Sue xx

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - soooooooooooo fantastic!!!!

So glad you had a great class and came out with these beautiful projects!
Maria

Helen said...

They both turned out really pretty! Was it hard to glue the flowers? they look very thin.

Linby said...

Hello Monica-two beautiful cards. I used to press my own flowers in the 1980s - I found they were a little brittle to keep though!
Linbyx

Merry said...

Oh wow...how pretty are these creations...such wonderful flowers.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are beautiful Monica, I do like the flowers.
Kevin xx

Sasha said...

Beautiful pressed flower creations, Monica. They look so delicate and pretty:)

Beverley said...

Monica...WOW!!!...absolutely beautiful...your projects cheered me up since I'm quite under the weather this weekend...I either have a very bad cold or the flu...thanks for sharing your projects with us and for leaving such sweet comments on my blog...get some rest and have a stampin' good day.

stampin' hugz
Beverley

Andrea said...

Hi Monica
I'm glad you managed to find a class that you could go to - your projects are gorgeous! I managed to attend a class yesterday too, and thoroughly enjoyed it, and looking forward to the next one.

Thank you for the comments you left me earlier - I know you're right and I have had that same conversation with myself LOL!

Love, Andrea xx

Tejal said...

This is the first time I'm seeing something like this..so beautiful and delicate...really beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing!

Karin said...

So pretty! I love attending classes and learning something new!

Laura said...

Super cute card and bookmarker. Its so fun learning something new. TFS

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Monica you will be busy applying all these beautiful techniques youre learning in some new creations . Glad you had a great time .
Hugs Shirley-Anne

kiddo said...

Very beautiful! Love the card! Is an interesting technique!