Friday, October 23, 2015

A Mountain Wedding

Hi again friends!  As I said yesterday I was able to go to some of our former youth leader’s wedding over the weekend.  An autumn wedding is always lovely, but put it in the mountains too...and it’s wonderful.  I was able to go with some friends and had a great weekend.  As a present to them I decided to take the Scripture they picked for their wedding (it pays to have inside information :), and create a frame with the verses they picked in it.  I was able to match the card above to the design.  I stamped the beautiful Olive and Oak Expanded set, and used a soft rust coloured ink so that it would take on that no-line look. A gabillion Copics later, and some fussy cutting and this card was born.  

I sponged the inside of the stitched rectangle die with some rust and canteloupe ink so that it would feel really warm.  The accents are simply some rustic twine and a wood veneer heart, with the sentiment coming from Good Thinking: Love Notes stamp set.  

I have several pictures of this frame just because I was scrambling to take the pictures the night before we left and my light wasn’t the I’ll show you several of the angles.  I embossed some rich purple cardstock to frame out the edges and then added the whole image of the Olive and Oak and then on the top corner added part of the image.  I love that it personalized the gift for them.  

A closer look at the colouring on the bottom and the top.  

I thought I’d include a few pictures of the location of the wedding...boy was it gorgeous.  The reception was at a golf course club house, so it really showcased the area beautifully.  They had the perfect day too, 20 degrees celsius, blue skies and sunshine!

One of my friends at the wedding and I.  

We helped a little bit with one area of the wedding, manning the popcorn bar at the reception!  So was a very popular spot :)  

Here’s who’s playing along from the Bloom Brigade today....and don’t forget about our Bits and Pieces Challenge you can join in on and win Power Poppy goodies!  

Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan


Cindy Lawrence said...

Sooo stunning, Christine...the card, the frame, the wedding setting, and YOU! I adore the rich colors and your beautiful, no-lines coloring...autumn perfection!

Nancy Thomas said...

A beautiful card and lovely frame. The sentiment is perfect. And wow to those mountain views.

Bajalizzy said...

what s lovely wedding gift and card - beautiful

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! This card is stunning. Your coloring is breathtaking. LOVE the frame as well. Such a beautiful location for a wedding!!

Julie Koerber said...

What a beautiful gift, beautiful sentiment and beautiful location! All are breathtaking!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this card is absolutely gorgeous, and I love your no-line color and the depth of beautiful colors! Wow, it's amazing with the coloring and all the really fussy cutting! And what a fabulous framed gift. I love the Scripture you chose and how you've used the two beautifully colored and cut images and that wonderful lined framing. What a precious gift that will be cherished for many years to come. And oh my, what a glorious setting for the wedding. And I loved the photo of you and your friend and the great popcorn bar! What fun! Thanks for sharing these beautiful items - your card, gift, and photos! Hugs, and enjoy the wedding!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous card and gift for them and beautifully colored, lovely perfect gift!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow it's such a beautiful card Christine, gorgeus photo with you and your friend.
and stunning landscape photo's.
Gr Karin

JoAnn said...

Wow, what a gorgeous framed scripture and card. Thanks for sharing the photos of the beautiful location and scenery.

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful everything -- card, gift, mountains, you! Breathtaking spot for a wedding.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card - love the focal image and the embossed image. Great verses too :)

Donna Ellis said...

Your card, project and photos are beautiful, Christine! Such amazing colors and shading - GORGEOUS! hugs, de

Susan Lankford said...

What a sweet post, beautiful card and a lovely gift!