A beautiful invitation arrived and plans were made to attend. However as the date drew closer we were unable to go & the bride-&-groom-to-be would not accept a monetary gift for their wishing well in our absence. So what to do?
“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile”
- Franklin P Jones
Well, I decided to create a gift that could help celebrate their special day. And I used the invitation as my inspiration for the creating the design.
Armed with what I knew of the couple (being generously invited by a family member) and using the floral and botanical themes displayed in the invitation, I choose the medium of watercolour and set out a design to form two halves of a heart. I began with sketching the heart across two watercolour sheets to enhance the theme of two people, two hearts coming together as one.
From a palette of apricots and greens, I interwined colours of red, pink, yellow, orange and purple to highlight and define the delicate design which included a dream catcher for a touch of whimsy. I then scattered tiny hearts through the design to finish. Ta Da! Now they are ready for mounting and delivery! Things crossed, they like them!