Saturday, 1 August 2009

WoJ Aug POM: wedding favours

"Pinch & a punch"! It's the 1st of the month, so time for another Project of the Month over on Whiff of Joy. Our task this month was to make a wedding favour (those little boxes you fill with sugared almonds or some other sweet/candy, that are given to guests - maybe different name/tradition depending what country you're reading this in!!). This is what I came up with . .
floral frame I have used around photo is from Xtina (thanks to Camilla - love how her photos look!)

For mine I've made the box following the tutorial I found on the Scorpal website here (using a piece of A4 DP). Really, really simple and just perfect for a few little sweets etc (only measures 2.5" across). You then just decorate as you wish - all I've done is add the image, couple of paper roses and tied with ribbon.

Here's a few more shots of it from either side (couldn't decide which was better so you get both shots :)) and you can just about see how the 2 sides bend over and are tied with ribbon too.

The colours are actually more cream and pewter grey IRL but the photos make it look more yellow & brown!

I wanted a soft vintage look and the image to look like a 'blk & white' photo so just coloured with shades of grey Copics. Then I inked edges with 'antique linen' distress ink and stamped a few floral bits around edges. Image cut out with 'Labels 1' Nesties and matted onto pewter metallic card. Here's a close up of image;

I used 2 ribbons to tie the top together (1 gold, 1 pewter) and experimented by tying each one into a bow seperately - loved how it turned out but not sure I could repeat it again, think it was fluke LOL

Don't forget to check out the POM gallery for some fantastic creations by the rest of the DT.

Have a super Saturday (just wish it'd stop raining!) and thank you for all the lovely comments.


debby4000 said...

Oh this is beautiful, wonderful image. I'm keeping quiet about wedding favours my Nieces guest list nearly 200, I've had enough of the wedding invites, after a couple I get bored!

daisy said...

wow what a lovely idea for a thank you present!


Heather x said...

What a beautiful little box, Fran, love the way you have made the image vintage, very striking :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Sue said...

Love the vintage look on this. Stunning work Fran,
Sue xx

Juls said...

wow! these are just stunning!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wonderful idea Fran, such a gorgeous image and i love all the pretty flowers. Hugs Nikki x

Frazzled Crafts said...

What a lovely combination of image and papers. Do like the ribbon colour and flowers which match so well. Superb! Liz

Rach said...

gorgeous Fran, love the papers that you have used and the vintage feel that you have given your favour box. hugs rachxx

Andrea said...

Wow - that box is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours, the way you have coloured the image, and the ribbons look fab!
Love, Andrea

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous favour box fran! So much beautiful detail!
Erin x

Kathy said...

So pretty Fran!! Love the elegant color combo you have used and your coloring again is so perfect for this occasion!!

annkan said...

Wow- this is SO cute!
Thanks for sharing. :-)

Kim said...

WOW what a wonderful project! This is so elegant and lovely! Great work Fran it's STUNNING!
Hugs~ Kim


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