blue hydrangea and starfish design

Designing with Flowers and Elements of the Sea

starfish hydrangea mug
Beach Garden Mug – click below to see this in the Gifts section.

I discovered early on in my work that big hydrangea flowers sell products. True blue flowers are rare, and the large blooms of the mophead hydrangea can be truly stunning.  In fact one of my online stores was opened to contain all hydrangea images – BlueHyd.  When I decided to add elements of the sea along with this flower, I had created something doubly wonderful.

Bringing in elements of the sea works especially well to sell beach wedding stationery. I also use the designs to make personalized gifts, which sell well around holidays and Mother’s Day.

Luckily, in New England, I had my own beautiful hydrangea flowers growing right in my yard. And, I happened to have a big white starfish. The multi-petal hydrangea blossom holds the starfish well, so I just tucked it into the flower and began photographing. After isolating the image, I could use it however I chose. The blue floral images came out lovely and I have used them to create the Seaside Blue wedding set.
Seaside blue hydrangea wedding

In my northern yard I had blue and white and pink flowering plants. The mopheads worked well to create this type of image, but not so much the elongated blooms, like the Pinky Winky.

I miss my hydrangea shrubs, but now I grow hibiscus and other tropical flowering plants. It might be time to combine new elements of the sea with new stunning new types of flowers.

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2 thoughts on “Designing with Flowers and Elements of the Sea

  1. The blue hydrangeas are lovely, but I’ll bet you can find a suitable replacement and create something else just as striking. I look forward to seeing what you do!

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