Tuesday, 4 August 2015

New trends and seasonal planning.

Nice to see Graph it alcohol markers are coming out with pastel shades, lovely sugar almond colours for crafters, I would like to give them a try. They will certainly go with everyone's enjoyment of Shabby chic look cards and crafts. Woodware are also planning workshops popping up in retailers with Christmas related stamps and designs and demonstrations. These would be fun to attend. In keeping with the vintage shabby chic theme, Fantastic Ribbons have brought out a lovely rang of burlap ribbons natural and colored with lace too, scrumptious card trims!

Design detail.

Having had a request for greater detail on how the vintage invites were assembled, I will put something together. I don't do normally do tutorials (not videos) but I will put up a few photos and show assembly steps to help. I will put this together and post this week.

Wedding held on 1st August

Now the Wedding is held there are more details I can share with you, extra finishing touches to the day. Bird cages table centres were decorated with Luggage tag style table numbers and embossed tags with memorable quotes hand written.

Dresses were hung with a personal touch, individual named coat hangers for the bridesmaids.
Hand painted with name and role, bridesmaid, flower girl etc.

The table setting place names were also on luggage tags, doubled with a lace punched top layer, finished with liquid pearls, hand written in copperplate style.

More bird cage detail. they were filled with flowers, roses and peonies, had led safety tea lights and strung with pearls to keep the vintage theme.

The memorable quote tags were hand written in a copperplate style, simple romantic sentiments.

The table numbers were just a simple number written with a broad nib.

The table plan was backed with hessian and strung with lace to keep the vintage theme.

The font used to print this was replicating an old typewriter, headers were backed with a pearlised lace print paper and buff craft card.

Lace string had pearl trim added to the fixings and the table tags were pinned to this with mini clothes pegs. These were double layered with a lace edge to match the place setting tags.

Decor detail in the corners to complete were paper roses, on a burlap bow with a pearl twist.

The very happy bride and customer had a wonderful day at The Daffodil Hotel, Grasmere. The new Mrs Wedgwood!