Tuesday, April 27, 2010
It's Raining Brides! :)
In continuing in my wedding chaos I co-hosted a shower for a dear friend @ work. I was in charge of decor and invitations.
I used paint chips and photoshop to make the invitations. The chips would feed directly through my printer, but the ink wouldn't dry- it would still smear after 24 hours. I bought a digital ground, which I should have been able to paint a coat on and then print, but it still didn't work. So I ended up running the words off on transparencies and then using a zig-zag stitch to attach the words to the paint chip. I had to make them for the whole school, so I made them in 4 colors. Her wedding colors and accent colors.....
This is Casey, her cake, and the "art" that I taped to the white board. Her cozy says "I'm the Bride, that's Why!" :) I made 2 more paint chip wreaths. One for next the door of the classroom where we held the shower and one we hung over a small "guest book" table. She got to take that one home. They turned out well.
I made some signs that hung down similar to the invitations, but these I chain stitched so they hung down. Best Wishes! Congratulations John and Casey!I folded a bunch of paper medallions in coordinating colors too and hung them using twine.
I also chain pieced, circles punched from paint chips. They turned out well. I made some with 2.5" circles and some with 1" circles. I prefer the larger ones.
It was fun and I love any opportunity to celebrate with the people I love! :)