I have attempted my first peony. I made my own petal cutters from looking at others available on-line and looking at a template for a paper flower. I also got a silk one from the store to look at, poke and prod.
What I ended up with is a very pretty flower, but I'm not sure if it looks the way it is supposed to.. I am the furthest thing from a flower expert.
Any tips or constructive criticism would be appreciated. If you look in my photos, it is the only picture in there. For some reason I can't get it to attach to my message.
If you want a photo to show up in your post, here's how:
First upload the photo into an online photo site like Photobucket (getting a photobucket account is easy and FREE) then just copy the photo's image code (IMG Code) from photobucket and paste it into your post. Then when you hit 'submit comment' the photo will display in the thread. Easy.
Photobucket is here: http://photobucket.com/
I'm pretty sure you can also use Flickr like this too - just look for the image code (IMG code) and copy and paste it
I'm no expert on flowers either, but that is one very pretty flower. Well done!