Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Colour of Love...

On Saturday it was my wedding anniversary and when I heard some frantic rustling and an "Eyes closed!" command from outside the kitchen, I kind of guessed some floral celebrations were on the way from Mr. Hubby...  But when I opened my eyes they were soon welling up because... it wasn't just another bouquet, but an exact recreation of my wedding bouquet of 14 years ago!!!! I was totally overwhelmed and had to reassure my husband that I was truly happy in between the teariness. Sigh, to be a lady...complaining when you don't get flowers and blubbing if you do...

As you can see, such wonderfully pure yet vibrant colours. The roses are truly gorgeous and so full. And with that, my inspiration for Less is More, had arrived. I'm not normally so quick to work with purples or lilacs but Mother Nature does them so well and I felt moved to create an tribute to my husbands amazing and thoughtful gift.

I took some photographs, selected and cropped three close-ups and printed them onto glossy photo card stock. I glued them onto card for extra strength, rounding the corners of both the photos and the card for a more modern look.


The photo edges have been very lightly sanded and then layered onto a green satin ribbon. I stamped a very true sentiment in Ranger Deep Purple Archival which was the perfect match. I felt the colours and images were all the card needed.

So indeed, a tad different than my usual. In fact, I could even say it's rather chic... a touch of the designer wedding look. Although we celebrated with Fish and Chips Saturday night! Just wanted to share the story, the colours and the inspiration.

Hope you enjoyed a little romance,

Sarah.

30 comments:

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What an incredibly wonderful story of love, and what a beautiful creation. I LOVE your idea of takinf photos of the bouquet and using them for your LIM creation - just beautiful in every way.

Susan said...

Wow! This is beautiful...and what a wonderful card for you to create from your beautiful (and thoughtful) bouquet!!!My Card

Sandy said...

A beautiful card, love your images,
Sandy

Chrissie said...

Just....... WOW!
You always come up with a fabulous idea and this is no exception!
Wonderful!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

dutchstamptramp said...

Love the whole idea and the images you used

Paula said...

what a lovely idea and take on the challenge

Twiglet said...

Too right - so very thoughtful and what a fab card you have produced from that beautiful bouquet.

Kathyk said...

What a wonderful, romantic gesture. Your card is lovely and what a fabulous idea

Kathyk

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous bouquet and what a lovely idea to make a card from the photographs. Tracy x

Mandi said...

FANTASTIC Sarah
Fairly different for you but fantastic as ever!
Thank you
Diva LIM
Less is More

Sandra said...

Oh how romantic, I'm crying with you here. Your card to is simply stunning

Debs M said...

what a great gesture and your pictures and card are beautiful x

Cardarian said...

Aaaaaaaahhh soo romantic!!! Loved this post and the card is exquisit! What a beautiful bouquet!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Vicky Hayes said...

How thoughtful and I should imagine he would've been disappointed if there hadn't been some display of emotion! Your card is beautiful - you are always so original Sarah.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a wonderful bouquet. Really romantic!!!
So your card must be romantic too.
Well done.
xFranka

Dolly Daydreams said...

Ah what a lovely moving story ! How thoughtful of Mr Hubby ! Your card is so beautiful love your photo,s , now when the flowers wilt you will have a permanent reminder !

Marie

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful, original card. xx

Jenny said...

How wonderful for you Sarah and I love the idea of taking photos and using them on your card..... I'm not sure my hubbie could remember my wedding bouquet to recreate !!
Jenny x

Jo Street said...

Wow, what a lovely story, brilliant photo's and a very clever husband (not sure mine could have done something like that), you've turned them into a brilliant card.
Jo x

GinaA said...

How romantic, and a really stunning card as well

Bonnie said...

How beautiful and a wonderful way to remember a romantic anniversary!

Carol said...

Lovely story (perhaps I should read it to my hubby lol). The card is gorgeous - fantastic photography. Carol x

Carol said...

Great idea with wonderful photos !

Carol

Angela Weimer said...

Such a great take on the challenge and great inspiration you had to go from. Love the design. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

fatmonica said...

Lovely card-and a lovely story too!

Netty said...

Fabulous card with a great story.

Gibmiss said...

Hi SARAH
Fabulous card.....love it ....stunning ...
Hugs Sylvie
xxx

Juls said...

very stylish and elegant! Hugs Juls

Claire said...

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog... I am now following you and will be visiting on the 1st july.... I love looking at others work... it really does get your Mojo going..
see you soon
Claire xx

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful card and a lovely story of inspiration behind it!