Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wedding Arch - Naomi

For my son's recent wedding I designed and decorated many of the items that they needed, including  the arch for the ceremony.

I made the blue flowers from the fabric we used for the bridal table. The flowers were made from a long gathered strip with a paper flower and a brad for the centre. The white fabric on the edge of my layout is a leftover from the arch. The leaves were also from the flowers used on the arch.

As with all wedding this one had it's share of drama. I have included a detailed story in hidden journalling behind the main picture. The day was beautiful and the layout is the first of many I intend to create.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wedding Day - Chris Sexton

This is the first time I have ever made my own handmade flowers and I liked it so much I have made three different varieties - look for them at your local scrapbook store! NOT!!!!!

In the photo above the large flower was made by gathering a strip of broderie anglaise. I then layered the top flower which was cut from a crocheted doily and and then secured the two flowers together with a pearl brad.

The two smaller flowers were made from paper that was fringed then quilled and lastly inked. The spiral flower was cut from a circle cut into a spiral then rolled from the outside into the centre. Edges were also inked.

It is interesting to look back at classic wedding photos and see how much the style of everything has changed. In most cases this is for the good!
I enjoyed my challenge and I can now add flower production to my repertoire.