Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Vintage wedding day stationary

I cannot believe it's been nearly two months already since the wonderful occasion of our very special friends amazing wedding. As I've finally got a bit of time to get back into the blogging I thought I'd share a few bits I created for their fantastic day...

Laura and Ben didn't really want a traditional order of service however they had created this lovely story about the two of them on their wedding website so I wanted to capture this as a keep sake for their guests to enjoy and reminisce about this wonderful occasion.

I created a book with concertina fold pages incorporating the story and a simple order of the day finished with a simple yet effective embossed finish to the luscious thick card covers.










For their seating plan rather than a traditional mounted plan, Laura wanted to create seating cards which would double up as novelty straws for the guests to enjoy with their arrival drinks.


I utilised my paper cutter to create lips and moustaches which would be attached to the straws alongside a tag with the guests name and their table name.


 


I utilised my paper cutter to create lips and moustaches which would be attached to the straws alongside a tag with the guests name and their table name.





It was such a fun idea and I loved creating them, especially seeing how enjoyed they were by all!


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Rebecca Coles birthday surprise


 

I can't believe it's taken me so long to get back to the blog but I did really want to share the truly wonderful surprise I received for my birthday a few weeks ago

I'd discovered Rebecca Coles at Origin last year and just fell head over heels for her amazing works of art. You can see my previous blog post about her work here. Her pieces made from hand cut paper butterflies are just spectacular and whilst I have coveted her work, following her creations on twitter, owning one of my own was a complete dream. However I have wonderful parents and an amazing husband who love me very much and know me so well! After what I have since discovered was months of secret plotting, I was very much surprised and truly delighted to receive my very own custom made Rebecca Coles for my 30th birthday.

With her pieces you really do have to experience them in real life to fully appreciate the layering and wonderful three-dimensional qualities the work possesses but I have added some photos which try to capture these details. 
 






I love the tones and shades created with the monocromatic layers and the way the butterfies emerge out of the sunken part of the picture is so clever.

Rob saved me some pictures which Rebecca had tweeted of her progress, it's funny as a probably saw them at the time in awe, but it's lovely to see this alongside the final piece which now takes pride of place in the flat.





I really am one happy (and very spoilt) lady! Huge thanks to my mum, dad and Rob for this amazingly thoughful gift and of course Rebecca for creating it.


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