She didn't really have a preference of flowers, and since I had some leftover roses and hydrangeas, I asked if those would be fine. She said sure! She did say the color theme was purple - the mom-to-be doesn't like pink.
So, I went home, dug out the roses and hydrangeas and all of my purple dusting colors.
I know it looks like a lot, but after taking a wonderfully fabulous dusting class from Ruth Rickey I have learned the magic secret to getting lifelike colored flowers (hint: layering!) So, I started with pale blue hydrangeas (hey, it's what I had, lol!), and layered on each purple color, using the darkest on only the edges.
Here's the progression of colors at each stage:
I also used some of the paler shades and dusted the rose a pale lavendar. I had some purple toulle I found, as well as some purple gingham ribbon and a fabulous sparkly purple butterfly that CakeCrazy gave me to use! I put them all together and came up with this:
I was nice, but it still needed something. I send the picture to Cake Crazy and gave her a call to toss around some ideas. Her first suggestion was it needed green. She had also given me a baby items mold, and we thought that a few of those items would look cute sticking out the top of the corsage. So, I went ahead and followed her suggestions.
I had some leaves that were leftover, so I dusted them (yes, multiple shades of greens and other colors) and put them together with the flowers. I also made some baby booties and baby bottles and added those to the corsages:
Now they looked fabulous!!!!!!!!
Here's a close-up of the flowers:
Here's a close-up of the baby items and leaves:
Finally, here are all three together:
Our friend did not see them until they were all completed. She absolutely loved them!!! That's the best compliment a cake/sugar artist can ask for!