May 3, 2013

Axtell-Hess Wedding

This is the frame.....I have about $10.00 in the whole thing.  I picked up the frame at our local thrift store coming in at $5.00.  I then went to Lowe's and bought a sample jar of paint in the cream color, sanded down the frame and gave it two coats of base cream color.  Sanded off the edges and spots I wanted the stain to show through on and then topped it all off with glazing that I swirled on and then wiped off.  The roses are made by me from burlap and felt and then I just added a few burlap leaves and some buttons and pearls...just to dress it up a bit. The mat used to be black and white but I didn't like the look so I painted it with three coats of the cream paint and then swirled glazing on the top....the little brown edging was done with my colored markers. I think it made it look a little bit like wood grain and really finished the frame off. I purchased a piece of white poster board and a piece of black. The white you can see and it is for the guest to sign around the picture and the black was used to finish off the back of the frame so it looked nicer since it will be sitting on an easel and the back will show.  I took their pictures and don't like it but its the best of the lot and has to do.  I had to remove her double chin, thin her down a bit (per her and then had to swap heads with Jim since he was smirking in the one that she liked of her.  I worked it over a dozen times and still am not happy with it but have ran out of time.  Below is a closeup of the roses.

and next is the favors....I made the box to fit my candy bars in Silhouette Studio, cut them out of kraft cardstock from PaperTreyInk and then wrapped the lid with burlap.  The flowers are made with little yellow AC cardstock that I printed some vintage text on before cutting them on the cutter.  I believe the flower is by Lori Whitlock...but don't quote me on that....the leaves were printed on some paper from Recollections Habitat collection.  I needed more than I had, so scanned the paper in and printed on my printer.  I can't ever get it to match completely but it was close enough once it was cut into leaves.  I then scored the leaves to looked like there were veins and curled the flowers.  This took me the longest time as it was very time consuming.  It took most of the day to print and cut them out and then I'd work on them and watch TV.  The candy bars are wrapped in cream paper with the vintage text printed on them and then the top layer has Jim & Iola printed on each candy bar and the bottom layer has thanks for coming.  There are 6 miniature candy bars in each box with gives me the two layers. The label is printed on kraft cardstock and I used the print and cut feature to cut them out and they are tied on with some twine.  I sure hope she likes what I did, as she hasn't seen them yet.
That's it...I had plans to make a banner out of burlap and paint Just Married on it but I ran out of time and couldn't get the burlap around here locally and didn't have time to make a trip to the city.  My nephew is getting married in June and I just might get around and make the banner for them!  I am making invitations for that wedding and need to get started on them soon...

We need to get ready to go and the power just went off.....dang it!

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  1. Wow you did a fantastic job....Love the frame and the flowers.The flowers and buttons really makes the frame special.
    Love love love the favor boxes I want to make some of those...they would be perfect to add a little something to a package.
    Hope you have a good time at the wedding and I hope that weather gets some better for it.

  2. What a wonderful, fun filled weekend we had! So much fun, I'm bushed today....LOL....the frame and favor boxes pleased her so much that she cried but your praised pleased me the most...thank you!

    I've got to mow yard today, do laundry and go to the grocery store....I'd better get my lazy butt in gear!

  3. You are welcome....I really did like it all. I just pinned them.

    You have to the snow gone. I did laundry yesterday don't like to do it on Sunday but I've been working outside for the last 4 days and have been so tired and sore that all I wanted to do was shower and go to bed but the flower bed and pot are almost all done. Have I little section that I need to pull a few weeds. I still need to buy my ferns that I hang on the pagoda sort of waiting for a good sale but may have to just buy them if I want them.

  4. Yes, the 6 1/2 inches of snow were all gone by Saturday afternoon...or so I've been told...we were gone until late Sunday. As of yesterday, we still had about 200 customers without power...the heavy snow took down a lot of electrical poles...we were lucky...only lost ours for about 4 hours.
    I haven't potted a single plant or even bought any....just getting beds cleaned out and ready...I never buy plants before the 15th of May because that is the last frost date for north Missouri and I don't want to babysit them. LOL



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