Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Great Commissioning

We've got some friends who are organising their long-awaited wedding in a couple of months time. It's a second marriage for one of the pair and they're a little bit older and wiser now, so they aren't planning on doing the whole big formal traditional wedding thing.

But imagine my surprise, and Munchy's delight when they asked her if she could do a drawing to include on their wedding invitation! They didn't have any strict guidelines or direction about the subject matter, they just let her be free to draw whatever makes her happy as she thought about them. How exciting!!

I told Munchy she is now a commissioned artist, and this is her first piece of real artwork!
To mark this event I really wanted to scrap this photo..... I think it captures the essence of the brooding artist within her :-)

I mixed and matched a couple of products here.
The base cardstock in the delightful Core'dinations Cosmo Cricket woodgrain in coconut cream. It really is as yummy as it sounds! All the papers, alphas and label stickers are from the Authentique Blissful collection - I just adore the grey and yellow combination.... but you've probably noticed that by now! The Sassafras Sunshine Broadcast foldies gave it just a touch of pink to warm it up a little :-)

I'm totally digging the hand-cut title trend that seems to be going around lately. And at the time I did this layout I hadn't yet unpacked my Silhouette, so it was the perfect motivation to go the old-fashioned route of my trusty craft knife :-)
And for those of you who have asked to see what she drew.... this is it. Hopefully you are able to tell that this is the happy bride and groom getting married underneath a rainbow. The bride has her flowers in one hand and the ring in the other.  Happy days!


  1. Gorgeous!! How lovely for Munchy!! Good on her! Love your LO as well, definitely a moment worth scrapping. Love the photo of Munchy!

  2. Your daughter's talent is outstanding! What a fine picture. I really like the softness in your layout, and the picture of her is amazing.

  3. how fantastic to be a commissioned artist at such a young age! And how wonderful to be older &wiser, and to truly appreciate the beauty that a child draws... well done, Munchy- and the pic & lo capture the memory wonderfully!


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