Thursday, July 10, 2014

Quilled Wedding Invitation and Quaker Marriage Certificate

It's been a while since I last posted about quilled wedding projects, but I've been busy with invitations and marriage certificates behind the scenes. For this one, the bride's mother contacted me to quill her daughter and son-in-law's invitation as an anniversary present, appropriate because paper is the traditional first year gift.

Quilled wedding invitation by Ann Martin

She loved this modern design, but asked if I could modify it to include white roses, hydrangeas, and Scottish thistles. The couple's wedding colors were aubergine and silver.

Quilled wedding invitation by Ann Martin

I punched and shaped tiny, textured foil flowers to create rounded hydrangea blossoms and used shades of purple and burgundy paper to make quilled flowers that complement those on the invitation.

Quilled wedding invitation by Ann Martin

The bride's mother wrote to say she had it professionally framed in a silver frame and the couple loves it!

Quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

You might remember the first woodland marriage certificate I did a few years ago for an autumn wedding. Recently a couple asked for the same design, but because theirs would be a summer wedding, I used a lighter, brighter color palette. It was fun to revisit feathered and furry creatures.

Quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

The wedding colors were indigo and ivory. The certificate itself is a warm white hot press watercolor paper and I made the birds a mix of rich blues.

Quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

Riva Brown of Living Letters Studio did the beautiful hand lettering; we often collaborate on Quaker marriage certificates and ketubot. By the way, Riva has a new blog that I'm enjoying. She writes about calligraphy and art processes... well-worth checking out as there's much to be learned from her posts. Living Letters Studio is also on Facebook.

You'll find more of my marriage certificate and invitation designs here.

13 comments:

Cindy deRosier said...

Gorgeous!

Janine Rudnick said...

This is wonderful!

Maureen said...

So lovely, Ann.

Bronwyn said...

Superb!

paperzen said...

Those hydrangeas are mesmerizing, Ann! I've how it's all come together so gracefully. You can tell how much you enjoyed making your summer woodlands theme too.

SUGANTHI said...

So elegant Ann. Love how you make your birds with such small elements. The colours look so brilliant they sparkle against the white background.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks very much, everyone.

Candy said...

Absolutely lovely!

Karren Tolliver said...

You've outdone yourself once again, Ann!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Candy!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Karren!

Stephanie Pounds said...

Exquisite, Ann! I love the little blue bird on the woodland piece!

Ann Martin said...

Aw thanks, Stephanie!

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