Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Wedding & Some Crafty Dabbling

Our beautiful daughter was married to her wonderful guy on 13 March beside the river at Noosaville. It was a fabulous wedding.

I got all dressed up.

So did the beautiful Lilian who relished in her job of flower girl.

I did the card sign and place cards. They were done with watercolours on watercolour paper. I used a pigma No 8 pen to write the names.

It started like this.

The scissors gave the edge the ripped look. They were fun to make and DD loved them

For the first time ever I got to try my hand at some procion dyeing. Here are my fabrics in their containers 'brewing'

Some of my finished fabrics. I used a white sheet from a set we didn't like. They were 'noisy' sheets made of 1,000 count cotton. Very annoying but have now been reborn.

I loved the dyeing process and can't wait to do some more.

 

Somewhere in amongst all the madness of the beginning of this year I fitted in an online workshop with Jenniebellie and made this journal. It is made with some old sketches gifted to me by Shirley. The sketch on the front cover was done by Shirley too and I am hoping her sketches will inspire me to do some sketching as well. I really enjoyed the journal making process and hope to make some more in the future.

Finishing up with a funny photo taken at the wedding photo booth. My sister on the left proclaiming her love for beer, DH in the middle who states "you only live once - YOLO" and me on the right.

Wishing you all a Happy and Blessed Easter my dear blogging friends.

Until next time ................ Dianne

 

7 comments:

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello DI, WOW, thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us.. The watercolor note cards were very beautiful, and in my favorite color Pink... Smile.
Love your sketch book. Shirley drawing a are great.. I have NO talent in that area..

Your fabric dying colors turned out super.
YOLO saying is fantastic.. I have hear it before but not spelled out like this.. I will,have to tell my husband...this when he gets back from carving group.

HAPPY EASTER To YOU ALL. Hugs Judy

shirley said...

Wonderful photos Di, the wedding was amazing and Bonnie was a beautiful bride, you a beautiful mother of the bride, and lily a beautiful flower girl.
You did a great job of the cards, in keeping with the colour scheme.

I am so glad you were able to use my old sketches to advantage, and hope they do inspire you. Take your sketching materials on the road with you. It is amazing what you see.

Thank you for showing me your dyeing results in person. They are amazing.

happy easter to you and your family too

Anneliese said...

Dear Dianne,! What a beautiful post. I am again admiring your wedding photos - a joy to see. I am glad you like dyeing with proxion - I do it as well.
Happy Easter days!

Suztats said...

Di you have some wonderful dyeing results! The name tags turned out beautifully, and you look very spiffy all dolled up for the wedding. Love the photo op at the booth. a great idea to use Shirley's sketches for your sketchbook cover. Looking forward to seeing those sketches........! ;-)

Marilyn said...

Hello Di, these are all beautiful photos of the wedding and family. Love the colours from the dyeing day.

Judy said...

That looks like a lovely wedding and I LOVE her wedding dress. That's such a creative way of making unique note cards. I like the fabric that you dyed and how it turned out. Do you have a special quilt in mind?

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Dianne your home dyed fabrics are beautifully made and your journal is fantastic, thanks for sweet comment on my index cards.
Anni