And here’s another one I made, that will be available on my Etsy shop later today. This piece is bigger than the one in my last post, measuring 30 x 40 cm. White card stock is used for the cutout piece which is mounted on recycled brown card – a more neutral and organic look. Again, this can be done in different colours (for both the cut-out piece and the backing board) so if you fancy something custom-made for whatever the occasion, simply drop me a line via my ‘contact page‘.
This is taken from one of my favorite verses from the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:13) and one that we used at our wedding that I find so understatedly powerful. And whether you are religious or not, I think these three words can be so poignant to all aspects of our lives; from career paths to relationships to general lifestyle. In this day an age where we live in the fast lane, driven by ambition, financial and social statuses, and materialistic things, I do find myself musing over what’s important in life, and it’s those days when I stop to reassess, I realise how much strength and peace you can seek from just living by these three simple words. Anyway, I’m not here to philosophise but show you how I turned those three words into a bespoke wall art for the home….or for a special occasion! :)
It’s a paper-cutout technique I love (and used many times before) where the layout is first designed, mapped out, each letter individually hand cut and then mounted in a way that it sits a couple of millimeters off the backing card to give you that beautiful shadow gap between the two planes (it’s the architectural side of me coming out here, sorry!) This piece fits an 8×10″ box frame and can be made using various backing card stock to suit your home decor. I’m going to be listing this up on my Etsy shop soon, along with a couple of other ‘paper-cutout’ wall art pieces, so I’ll keep you posted when I do! I can obviously do custom pieces based on your requirements, so if you’re interested – I may be the gal for you! :) x
If you follow me on IG, FB or Twitter, you’ve probably seen my updates about the work I was doing for a wedding style-shoot in collaboration with Louise Machpherson Wedding Design. Louise was our on-the-day wedding coordinator who I got on with brilliantly at the time of our wedding and thereon after (it is so refreshing to work with people on the same creative wavelength!) Back in March, she got int touch to see if I’d be interested in working with her and other wedding suppliers for a wedding style shoot she was putting together. I was obviously, super delighted by this! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to physically attend the shoot as it was the following morning from my return from Dubai. Nevertheless, having always wanted to work on style shoots for aaages, I jumped at the opportunity and agreed I’d do whatever I could from London and have it posted up! We got liaising, pinging back and forth numerous emails on things that inspired us. Louise was keen to have a ‘white on white’ theme for the shoot with a subtle hint of gold and rose, keeping the overall look very clean and contemporary but with an air of glamour – totally up my street! :)
The shoot took place last Monday at the Lighthouse in Glasgow and I managed to create some handmade prints and decor for this fabulous occasion. I’m not going to reveal much on what exactly my work entailed just yet (the big reveal will come soon!) but it does involve clean lines, geometry, shimmery gold ink and more! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute working on this project. Still gutted I wasn’t able to be there on the morning to see it all come together but delighted I was a part of it – thank you Louise! So here’s a wee teaser by Mallard Weddings of what went on behind the scenes! There will be more coming on this so make sure you keep your eyes peeled! :D xx
I had been busy working on an exciting project a few weeks back (among other!) and if you haven’t already seen my updates on IG, FB or Twitter then here’s a wee peek into what went on behind the scenes from back then. More to come on this wedding style shoot! Stay tuned folks! xx
(Via @sammidodgers on Instagram)