Yesterday was our friends' daughter Francesca's wedding and it's time to share a project I made a few weeks ago for Fran and her now husband, Alex.
I mentioned this project I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago...it took me about 10 crafting hours at various times to complete, if not more, but they loved it so it was worth it.
It started off as a simple exploding box with a musical element, but turned into a much larger project...a case of getting carried away! I apologise in advance for a very photo-heavy post...
First of all, the complete closed box. I used a lot of dies, so I'm not going to list them but if any of you would like to know about any specific die, please let me know.
The square top box is made using Eileen Hull's Scoreboards ATB die, but I made the smaller box myself, together with the lid. Once I had made the boxes, but before constructing them, I used an MBossability folder with a heart pattern for texture. I die cut shapes for each side and added floral and sentiment details.
I also die cut the same shapes, cut them in half and made a decorative lid, embossed with roses and decorated with die cut roses. The one part I seem to have not photographed is the top of the lid - the couple is placed in a bed of roses.
The Exploding box
The ATB part of the project opens into an exploding box. I added another die cut of the couple in the centre, surrounded by roses. The wedding cake sentiment stamp, I got some years ago when I went to a Stampin' Up party and apart from the 'bride and groom' die cut, the words on the other sides are my own, computer generated.
PHOTOGRAPH THE MUSIC BOX
Once I'd made the box, I had to make a box for it...it had to be quite a large box, so I drew the template myself and made it up - fortunately in all worked first time
I also decorated a bag for the box and gift...
It was a beautiful day, it rained but didn't spoil a thing - even though the service was partially in the open. The venue, Matara, near Tetbury was beautiful, truly idyllic. The couple smiled and laughed all day long - they met on a school bus when they were 14 and now eleven years on are husband and wife. Francesca's parents are two of our best friends, the first time we met Fran she was a premature baby and now a beautiful young woman in all ways. Her sister, who was her Maid of Honour is equally as beautiful and is our God-daughter...here are a few photos
|Francesca & Alex|
|With our friends, Sharon & Massimo, the bride's parents|
|with my best friend and love of my life, Tom|
Thank you so much for stopping by, I am going to be 'missing' for most of this week, Tom and I have booked into an hotel at Stow on the Wold and we are going to spend the time just chilling in the Country-side, visiting some 'bird' reserves and walking, plus a table is booked in one of our favourite restaurants in Stow. The 'girls' are in their 'holiday home' at the bird farm and we are back on Thursday. I'm dipping out of social media altogether over the next few days.
I'll be back later in the week,
Love and Hugs,
Carole Z X