Sunday, 11 September 2011

wonderful surprise up close

Was able to view the wedding picture in real life this weekend. After seeing the photo, I was so excited to see it, and it is truly stunning and the detail is absolutely amazing.

Her painting style is so beautiful, I feel honored to be the subject. The blues of the wedding theme are complimented so well by the purples and pinks in the background and considering it is a view from the back she has managed to capture an amazing likeness.

The rough textures of the oils brilliantly captures the layers and movement of the dress. I love that she has used bits of our flowers and the order of service adding to the layering and totally representing the style of the wedding.

The piece is so wonderful on so many levels. It is beautiful and interesting to look at from so many views. I could spend hours just gazing at it and still see new elements each time I do. It is such a wonderful gift and I know my parents are just over the moon. 

A huge thanks again to the wonderful Jas Peacham, you are one very, very talented lady and I am majorly full of awe! 

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The purple album

Following the wedding of our beautiful friends on a gorgeous day in May up in Northumberland I have just handed over my latest creation to complete the wedding package, a handmade, bespoke wedding album made with love. The album is Coptic bound so that it opens fully out allowing for optimum viewing and large double spread images. It also can be left open on the coffee table for prolonged reminiscing over wonderful memories. I used a grey thread to bind the album and completed the album with a hardback cover in purple paper both in theme with the wedding colours. As a finishing touch a simple title debossed into the cover using the press.



They are such a lovely couple and I hugely enjoyed creating the album reliving wonderful moments of a truly special day. I hope they adore it as much as I do and I wish them all the best as Mr and Mrs!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

wonderful surprise sneak peak

I had a lovely call from my mum on Friday evening who was very excited to share a wonderful present she had just been given from some close friends. I was intrigued to hear of the amazing artwork which had been created following our wedding. Although I'm yet to see it in real life the piece is mixed media, using oils and elements of collage from items from the wedding, such as unraveled paper flowers and fragments of the order of service and invitations. Given the paper / collage nature of our wedding stationary I think this is such a lovely interpretation and I am extremely excited to see the real thing!

The artist is a very talented woman and I absolutely adore her work, which you can check out here - Jas Peacham.

Here is a sneak peak, I will post more images soon when I have seen it, I can't wait. Thank you so so much! x x

Friday, 2 September 2011

Inspiration via Blush Publishing

I have been relaxing this evening after a very exhausting week with a bit of blog reading this evening and drooling over the beautiful letterpress creations on Blush Publishing.

Having spent a lovely evening recently discussing wedding stationary and save the dates ideas for our beautiful friends who are getting married next year, it seemed apt to share the following.

I am very into letterpressing with no ink at the moment and I just love the subtlety of using transparent white ink to enhance the deboss. The effect is absolutely stunning and compliments the clever design. I bet there is one extremely happy couple out there!

Looking over the rest of the blog the following image caught my eye. I was extremely excited to discover they were promotional cards for a new website dedicated to showcasing letterpress and hot foil printing in the UK, Deeply Impressed.

Only just had a quick look but already loving the finds, including this lovely little book by Harrington and Squires. I have a fairly early start as we're off to a friends wedding tomorrow otherwise I could quite happily continue clicking in awe late into the night!

What a great resource, will certainly make it a regular source of inspiration and maybe one day I might even feature?!
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