Saturday, January 26, 2013

For the Bride & Groom - a Chalkboard Wedding Gift

Hello there. We had a crazy past couple of weeks, which explains the "silence" on the blog. We have been rotating from the Princeton Animal Vet to the Northstar Vet Hospital with Jojo. She has been going through a spell where she doesn't eat, drink and has gotten so dehydrated and so weak she couldn't even walk or roll over from her back. It's breaking our hearts that we don't know what's ailing her and we hope that this time around they can come up with a diagnosis. She is currently still in the ICU and any prayers that you can send our ways would be greatly appreciated. 

But I am here to share with you a little chalk-board inspiration that I worked on. It was a present for my girlfriend's wedding. We are gifting them a 1-hr photo shoot and I wanted to create a hand-made little gift certificate. Here is what the chalkboard-part looks like.

For the Bride & Groom
Stamps: (Big Day - Additions, Ovals - Classic Frames, Cameo To Go) Neat & Tangled
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - True Black) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Soft-core Color Pencils) Prismacolor; (Gelly Roll - White) Sakura; (Border Punch - Postage Stamps) Fiskars

I created a portrat with his and hers. In hindsight I could have used the Cameo Creations, but this hopefully brings the point across that it's a portrait session for the bride & groom.

For the Bride & Groom

This part we then added into a wedding frame and wrapped into a gift. (I haven't figured out how to take a picture of glossy things from straight ahead without getting myself into the picture).

For the Bride & Groom

Here is a picture of the frame from an angle - a little cleaner and nicer.

For the Bride & Groom

I hope to get my December Daily sometime done and get underway with my Project Life 2013 album. Anyone else not done with those? Ahh - I'm always catching up it seems!


~amy~ said...

Love this!!!

Deborah Frings said...

What an absolutely wonderful gift and the card in the frame is so beautiful. Great work.

I do hope that you find out what's the matter with Jojo - sending positive thoughts your way.

LaurieJ said...

This is so pretty! Those silhouettes are perfect for this technique.

I will definitely keep your little Jojo in my thoughts. Hang in there!

Kelly S. said...

I am sorry to hear about your pet :( Hope things are looking up for it!

And your art project, Ren-Yi! What a wonderful use of these sets! I love the double cameo inside the pretty leafy oval. Your extra pencil detailing is FAB and makes the images and the sentiment really look like authentic chalk drawings!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful! I'm getting in the studio and crafting up something chalky tomorrow! Love your inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great gift! You did an amazing job with the chalkboard technique!

Cassie_lu said...

what a beautiful gift for a couple. love how you created it.

Jessi Fogan said...

Good thoughts & huge (gentle) hugs for Jojo - and you. It's so hard to have our pets suffer :(
I love the gift you've made - what a fabulous way to tell them what it is :)

Tenia Nelson said...

This is RAD!!!!

Maja said...

Love it!

Vickie Z said...

Oh this is perfect with the photo gift for your friend!! Sending well wishes to Jojo!!

Claire Brennan said...

Och I hope your wee pet is ok, it's an awful worry. I love your double cameo card - great texture you added with the shading!! Superb project Ren-Yi - thank you so much for playing along with me!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is gorgeous Ren-Yi!! Really great gift for your friend, she'll love it :)
hugs Lisa

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