First, “Rebecca” is colored with copic markers using W5,3, 1 and 0 (and the colorless blender) and B23, 21, and 000. I added some Shabby White and Shabby Blue Frantage around her. She is mounted on Spellbinder Oval die cuts. The Polynesian sails Oval, Victorian Romance Flourish and Dancing Doily Lace Border die are all from Cheery Lynn Designs. The design papers, distressed with Brushed Corduroy ink, are from Maja Vintage Spring Basics.
The backdrop white cardstock is completely covered in lace. What is special and touching about the lace is that all the lace used in this project is from the bride’s mother’s wedding gown – over 50 years old! The lace flowers around the image were also cut from the remaining bridal gown lace and I coiled some pearl on a string and glued it to the center after making each flower. Additionally, the “blue flowers” were made using a tie that belonged to the bride’s father. To make both the lace and blue flowers out of the fabric given to me, I used a Sizzix Circle Bigz die to cut three different size circles out each fabric and then hand sewed them into flowers (YouTube video tutorial HERE) with a few folds and tacking stitches. For the flowers made from the blue tie fabric, I added Teardrop Pearl Centers.
Last, I added Glamour Dust, Pearl String, a fabric heart applique and a computer generated sentiment with the soon-to-be-married couple’s names. I love the font which I downloaded from DaFont called “Scriptina Pro”. It made such a lovely sentiment! I decided when taking the pictures of the shadow box to add the large leftover piece of lace as a backdrop. It was truly my pleasure to make this special gift!
I will be entering this project in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments- Recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 Embellies
Inky Chics- Bingo (Lace, Swirls and Pearls)
Loves Rubber Stamps- Use Lace
Sweet Stamps – Lace and Hearts
Craft My Life- Anything but a Card
Use Your Stuff- Wedding
Victorine Originals- Valentines or Love
Glitter and Sparkle- Bling it Up
Cupcake Inspirations- Color Palette