First off, here is the finished project: I have to dangle some sort of reward before you or you will never keep reading.
So that's what I ended up with. Here's how it got there.
I bought this silver plated dish and several of its buddies at an estate sale.
I painted them blue .
Then I made them a newspaper base to sit on. I could have used half of a Styrofoam ball but I don't don't think it would have been any better .
I mixed-up my pictures here but this is the play by play. I got a sheet of cardstock damp, rolled it up , unrolled it and glued it to my dish. I used elmers glue all. When it dries it's a pretty solid form. You could use two layers for strength but how tough does a vase of flowers need to be?
I cut out my flowers on a Cricut machine. I haven't paid for an image yet. The flowers are elongated hearts attached to a circle. The lacy leaves are a free image. Here they are in their flat state.
Then I sculpted the flowers. I used an orange stick from the beauty supply store. I'm supposed to be manicuring my nails with it. Instead, I used it to curl the edges of my flowers and leaves .
Next, I glued several layers of flowers together with more elmers for a 3D flower. I had different colors of blue and bright yellow to work with. It's cardstock from hobby lobby.
Now, you won't believe this but I didn't take photos of the assembly process. I simply made flowers that tickled me and glued them to my dish. I made sure some greenery was peeking out from the bottom of the dish.
So here's the final product again. It's quite a project photographing everything. I have renewed respect for tutorials. I had a great time though. I'd love to see your flowery projects so please share.