Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fairytale Wedding

Hi girls (and guys)
Just wanted to add a little card that I have made for a friend's wedding. Wendy and Kevin are getting married on Saturday 30th July and I was honoured to make all her wedding and evening invitations, her place names and her seating plan for her, so I wanted to make a really special wedding card for her.

I used two digital images, the magical, whimsical house (which I would love to live in) from Make it Crafty and the couple from Tiddly Inks (my favourite digiartist, Christie Croll is just amazing). I merged the two images together and added a free sentiment from Create with TLC and voila. I printed the image off twice so that I could decoupage some of it over the top and this is what I came up with.

I coloured the image with my promarker pens and then used my coloured pencils to add highlighted and shaded areas and give them more depth, I then went over the whole image with Gamsol to blend the pencil in with the promarkers. This is also good for 'setting' the image, sort of like spraying art work at school with hairspray. It basically stops it from smudging or smearing later from too much handling.

I then painstakingly cut out the 'vines' and the door and then the bride and mounted them onto foam pads to create some 'depth' to the image.

Here's an even closer version of the card so that you can see all of the little areas I had to cut out to create the desired effect. I am really pleased with it, but please note that the actual photographs are not doing the card any justice at all. I am not being big-headed here, but it really does look so much better in real life (so to speak).

Thank you so much for visiting me today and hopefully, you will take some time to leave me a comment. Good or otherwise. I'm good, I can take critisism. If you don't like something, let me know, it's all good.

Anyway, thank you for taking time out of your day to visit me, and I hope you will remember me and come back soon. Have a great day, hugs xxx


Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fab card and a lot of hard work . . . I'm sure they'll really appreciate this unique card.

Hope you're feeling better hon.

Hugs, Sarn

Sally said...

This is goreous. Im sure the day will be perfect and all your hard work will pay off. Love the card.
Hugs Sally xxx

Fae said...

Thanks girls. Yes Sarn, I am feeling much better now thanks. My appointment has come through for my Carotid Ultrasound for the 11th August, so hopefully, they won't find anything and I can put this whole horrid business behind me. Saw doctor today and I definitely have to give up smoking so he is going to try and help me through it. Starting tomorrow.

Hugs, Fae x

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Hi Fae,
First, let me say I am glad you are feeling better. :)

I love this card....what a perfect combination. :) It is very lovely and just right for the lucky bride. :) I am sure she will treasure it.


Fae said...

Thank you so much Christy. I'm glad you liked the card.

Hugs, Fae xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

I'm speechless! This is unbelievably GORGEOUS and I can't even begin to imagine cutting thouse vines. I really love that you left the rest of the card white. This will be cherished FOREVER! xxD

Paula Gale said...


This is absoloutely stunning. I can't really say anymore than that other than the bride and the groom will be made up. Its clear you put a lot of hard work in to this card.

Well done

Paula x x x

p.s. hope you are OK, not heard from you in ages. pm me if you fancy a 'chat' and catch-up