It took me a while but I finally figured out what I wanted to do for the Week #7 challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. The theme was "Comforts of Home". There was no sketch , but a picture for us to draw inspiration from with some yummy neutral colors in it.
Home to me is the 100+ acres my family has owned for almost a hundred years. I've lived here all but a couple of years of my life and know it like the back of my hand and LOVE it! It was a huge pecan orchard when it was bought, but sadly most of it is now gone thanks to Hurricane Katrina. We had to watch out the window as they were laid over one by one like dominoes.
We just enjoyed the full bloom of the dogwoods here. They're scattered all over the old homeplace and I chose them to represent the comfort of my home. I'm also going to enter this in the OCC Blooming Blossoms Challenge, my first time for their challenge blog.
I made the flowers. They are the simple organza ones that I did a YouTube tutorial on. I had to tweek them a little bit to try to get that little divet in the end of the petals that dogwoods have. I alcohol inked some stamens for the centers. Yes, dogwood flowers do have green centers. :)