Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finished First Project!

Continued from "My First Project" February 17, 2010:

So once the hydrangea were dried, I was ready to assemble the final product.  I found cardstock in colors that I liked and then cut them down to the appropriate sizes according to the frames.  I decided what arrangement of flowers I wanted for each color paper and frame as well as what direction the frames would go.  Then, I glued the flowers on to the cardstock, using tweezers to transfer the delicate dried flowers.  (*Note* I used a glue stick because it was what I had handy however I'm sure liquid glue would have gone a little faster and worked even better)

Then I simply put the flower arrangements into the frames I had spray painted previously.  

Finally, I hung the frames on the wall in the pattern that I thought looked best.

I used the eggplant calla lilies to form an "S" for the first letter of our last name, otherwise I just arranged the flowers how I thought they looked pretty.  The heart was a little difficult to form but I think you can tell what it is :)  Anyways, I think it turned out good and this will be a great way to remember our wedding day by looking at our flowers displayed.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Custom Header

I am so thrilled that I was just able to design my own custom header!  It took a lot of reading others tutorials and playing around with the HTML, but it worked.  This was also my first independent experience with Photoshop (my husband usually does most of it for me).  I love that you can customize your blog but it sure does take some extra work.  I can't wait to work on some additional customizations!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My first project!

During the planning process for our wedding, I searched through A LOT of bridal magazines looking for creative things to do that could make our wedding unique and personalized.  I think we pulled it off with the details we put into the day.  We had so many positive responses on the personalized details we included, all DIY.  

One of the things that I really liked when I came across it, was this great idea of preserving your wedding flowers in a different way.  This is out of a Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.

I love the untraditional way this preserves your flowers and ends up looking like great artwork!  
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