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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Commissioned By The Groom!

My colleague Matthew is getting married today.
Congratulations to both him & Hayley.
He asked me to create a card which
he could give to Hayley on the wedding day.
His only instructions - it had to be "Hot Pink"
After I had got over the thrill of being asked
to create such a special card,
I got to thinking....
is he sure!!!!!!!
 
I was away for a week at my sister's at the time.
He messaged me on Facebook with his request.
I am glad to say he was right, I did it and
he reported early this morning that most
important of all....
She Loved It!!!!
Job done!
 
So here it is.
 
 
Card covered with a doily & sprayed with a
diluted re-inker - Picked Raspberry.
Once dry I glued lace across the centre.
The heart is created from some sheets of French book text.
I lightly painted them with gesso
edged with picked raspberry ink
& attached in the centre.
Message was computer generated & die cut.
I selected French text for two reasons.
a) it is romantic
b) Hayley's parents live in France.
So I knew it would have hidden meaning for her.
The card was mounted onto a white folded card
& I added plain velum in the centre to which
I stamped feathers in white ink.

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