Saturday, 15 May 2010

Properly Sentimental...

Yep, this day has finally arrived, hurrrrray! My first challenge at the Sentimental Sundays as a DT member ;-).

And I suggest you get yourself comfy, grab a cuppa, as this is going to be quite a long post…;)

Below is my wedding set project for the challenge. Make sure to visit us soon and most importantly, we would LOVE to see you playing with us!

The theme of the challenge is “New Beginnings”. Please, take a moment to have a look at the DT’s individual blogs for more detail about their gorgeous creations.

As the name indicates, the Sunday project should be sentimental ;-) So when I was creating this project I got PROPERLY sentimental… I’ve created a card and a matching envelope, but I am actually planning on adding some more items to the set so watch this space! lol ;-)

This is a wedding card for a dear friend of mine who is getting married in August. Funnily enough, we met a few years ago when I worked at a summer camp as an English teacher/camp counselor. My friend Ania was one of my pupils ;-) She was then almost 18 years old but somehow I cannot stop thinking about her as “one of my kids” lol and it’s hard to believe she’s “properly” grown up now and is getting married!

As you may have guessed, the wedding is on the 14th Aug (planning ahead in plenty of time lol!) and I decorated some chipboard numbers for the Shabby Team Room challenge #9.

I was also SO thrilled when I found this new stamp recently with the wording adapted from the Psalm 1 Corinthians 13, The Way of Love. We had this Psalm read out in English and Polish when we were getting married last year ;-) This is one of the most beautiful texts about love I have ever read and every time I read it I get SOOOO emotional… I thought this text was PERFECT for the Gingersnap Creations challenge #53 Read.

I have also used a lovely sentiment (you can get these at Whimsy Stamps or we have some awesome freebies with every new challenge at the Sentimental Sundays!) and I again used Tim’s “shabby chic’ed” ornate plate. I learnt this technique from lovely Hels Sheridan’s blog.

I used fabulous K&Co papers which have blue patterns on them, there you go then, something blue for the wedding sorted ;-).

And the big cream flower on the envelope comes from a dismantled flower girls’ posies (dismantled posies not flower girls lol!) from my own wedding ;-) Something old sorted, too!


The project has various gold elements as I am also entering the Sunday Stamper # 102 challenge with a theme “Gold”. And as there are quite a few flower embellies I am adding the project for these two challenges as well: GC51 Botanical and CIC13 - April Showers Bring May Flowers.

I sparkly black embossed the wedding word from the Papermania wedding stamps set. And I used Ranger's distressed inks and paper tearing and distresing technique for a vintage look.

Well, if you are still reading this, I am SOOOO proud of you that you managed till the end of the post lol! Time for another cuppa ;-D

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!


I am also entering the following challenges:
Fairy Fun Fridays challenge blog # 19 - Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers #20 - Distressed


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty and romantic too! I love it!

Debbie said...

So absolutely pretty, soft, vintage and romantic! Great job with your design this week. Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is so breath-takingly beautiful and the story makes it more so! wow!

raindropecho said...

This is a GORGEOUS project, Joanna! I can't believe all the work that you put into it. I'm sure it will be MUCH appreciated. And yes, your did get "properly sentimental" :)

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love it. Anesha

Viv said...

THIS.. is going to be treaured long after the day is over!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Fairy Fun Fridays. Viv xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous and elegant! I love your attention to all the little details. I'm off for my cuppa. :)

Ann English said...

This is truly art. I LOVE this vintage card-stunning! It's a gift all by itself. I do hope your friend frames this set-I would!

BonnieRose said...

omgosh..... u are a rock star.. love your work. So much detail... love it... beautiful beautiful beautiful work!!!!!!!

Annika said...

I have been zooming in and out of your fabulous creation, so many wonderful details, a real labor of love and a wonderful keepsake!

Cor* said...

This is so fantastic & elegant. She will love it! I can't wait to see what you add to the set! Excellent job with the flower interpretation. Thanks for joining us this week at FFF. Good luck.

Hanne said...

Really beautiful, elegant and romantic!

Kimberly S said...

How pretty the vintage look to it and all of the gorgeous detail you've added. I'm sure that this will be kept among your friend's favorite treasures. :)

Suzi said...

This is just stunning Joanne, your pupil will treasure this forever. Thank you for sharing this with us at Fairy Fun Fridays.
Suzi xx

Ceal said...

Wowzers this is Beautiful!!! Love the vintage! I am going to have to check out the shabby tea room thanks for sharing

Hels Sheridan said...

Utterly beautiful hun, love them loads,. thanks for joining in x

judie said...

what a stunner, and yes i read to the bottom lol, such a varied card, they will def treasure this forever, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Carla aka scrappypug said...

absolutely gorgeous...what a beautiful keepsake! Thanks for joining us at FFF!

Linda Robinson said...

Oh my Goodness, this is beautiful...You out did your self. She is absolutly going to love it. Congrats on your first week as a DT member. I'm going to go check it out there blog right now!

Hugs, Linda

Sam said...

Joanna, this is just beautiful. I can feel all the love going into this project. I love the vintage feel and all the details and adore the treatment you gave the Tim Holtz plate. Have to try that.

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

This is beautiful and very elegant! Great sentiment - the font gives it such elegance, I think. Love the vintage look! Lovely flowers - thanks for playing along with us over at Fairy Fun Fridays! Good Luck! Hugs, Hege

Neet said...

Stunning! Your friend is a very lucky person to have such a talented friend as you. She wil be delighted to receive this I am sure.

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