Friday, February 26, 2010

Lily Cartographicus!

 
 I made some origami paper lilies from an old map! I may try to add some stems, but for now they are piled in this vintage silver dish.   
I love the gentle curls and the way the roads and highways race around the petals!

16 comments:

Estelle said...

That is so Magnificus!
I've never quite seen Eloff Street this way (-:

Miss Molly said...

you are talented!! i love this!

Krissy said...

oh wow. i love it!

Lynne said...

OMG!!! Denise! This is just gorg!You are sooo creative!
More SA stuff on my blog today:)

Kristiina said...

So environmentally creative! a great gift!

Lauren said...

Ah, maps make for cool crafts. Nice!

Estelle said...

I see the FF page is changing again ... always Fresh (-:
I love the "my profile" pic - speaks volumes about you!

fergusandme said...

love these . .. will have to show my little origami lover see:)

Izabela said...

wow that is just gorgeous!

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

Lovely! You are so crafty! Great job!

e l k said...

applauding wildly at your "bouquet"!!

Anairam said...

They are lovely! Did you have to cut them? And do you have a link to how to make them? I am thinking they would look great made from some book pages. Hmmm, no, possibly too small, I guess you need a large piece of paper?

Freshly Found said...

Hi Anairam.
No cutting is required.
I did not find the instructions on the net, but from an origami book I have. Perhaps I will have to do a tut sometime!
The link here seems to be similar to the way I did it:http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-lily.html

Leslie said...

You are always up to something and I for one am very glad for it - thanks for sharing yet another dose of inspiration! Love these.

coelho said...

amazing stuff - love the things you make - you are so talented

down bedding said...

Those are so sweet - love that you used an old map :)