4.15.2011

20 in 20 giveaway (April- day 10)...

wedding certificate
20 handmade projects in 20 days...day 10. Wedding season is almost upon us, my friends, and I've always thought that a hand-painted marriage certificate would make a lovely gift. I started with a pencil drawing and then used gouache for the flowers and greenery (you can still see some of my pencil marks). The colors are much more vibrant than they're appearing onscreen. I left space for you to write in the names of the happy couple, their wedding date, place, and their witnesses. The bottom photo below is meant to give you an idea of what the certificate will look like when it's filled in. Oddly enough, this is the first summer in many years that we don't have any weddings to attend, but I'm sure many of you are still in the 'tons of weddings' stage. If not, you could always fill in the blanks with your own info, right? Thanks to wolfie & the sneak for sponsoring today's project. Happy 20 in 20!
,
Abbey

wedding certificate
wedding certificate
wedding certificate
giveaway rules:
  • eligibility: open to all Aesthetic Outburst readers, worldwide.
  • how to enter: leave a comment on the giveaway post (you're welcome to comment on multiple projects).
  • entry deadline: comments will close 48 hours after initial post time.
  • winner selection: winners will be chosen at random.
  • winner notification: On Monday mornings, I'll announce the five winners for the week.
  • claiming your craft project: send me an email at hownowdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing address and I'll pop your 20 in 20 project in the mail! Winners must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

33 comments:

Jen Craun said...

Stunning! What a fest of painted flowers...terrific idea!

Laura said...

so lovely & beautiful!

Ashley @ Pretty Clever said...

I love this!

Patti B said...

this is so beautiful. i'm right in the middle of working on three of these. they are all different and on wood. i'm finding them very tedious for some reason. yours is perfect!

kbluem said...

awwww - Day 10 - Hooray!

rachel h said...

ack! i'm in love again!

janel. said...

This is absolutely amazing!!! You are so talented :)
xo

kjosephina said...

Its beautiful! My great friend and classmate is getting married this summer!!

LookWhatICanDo said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love it and would LOVE to hang it up in my house as I am blessed with an amazing marriage and so proud to be married to the love of my life :) !!!!

Kaitlyn said...

my lovely friend grace is getting married soon and i'm a bridesmaid :) this would be an absolutly perfect gift for her :)

Mandy said...

i love this so much!

ShePenguin said...

I want! I have an empty frame in the master bedroom that would be perfect for it! Would you consider filling in the information as well? You have such nice writing... ;)

Patty said...

Oh Abbey, this is absolutely perfect! The daughter of a dear friend is getting married NEXT Saturday in a garden ceremony. I'd love to give her this!

mamafabun said...

I would LOVE this in our home, especially considering we eloped and have nothing to show for it. =)

Hana said...

I love this! I'm getting married in July and would love to have it for myself!

Valerie said...

This is wonderful! I would love, love, love to surprise my baby sister with this at her July wedding.

Alissa B said...

what a happy, pretty piece! so befitting of the happy day it is intended to mark.

Sara said...

Wow, it's been almost ten years since the Mexican wedding shirts and overflowing toilet?? ;) We are get old!! :) I love these flowers as much as I loved your cross-stitch ones...

Juniper Grace said...

simply wonderful!

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Nice job Abbey!

oversewn said...

We got married in Vegas....so I need this!! :)

Katie said...

So beautiful!

Daisy said...

I'm getting married in October and this would be a lovely memento. Did you do the handwriting yourself?

jandjhome said...

What a beautiful idea.

ninji said...

I have four friends getting married this summer and I would love to be able to give this to one of them.

Ginger said...

GAH! Love, love, love it!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Aww! I would love to have this for myself to display with pride!

Nancy said...

So beautiful! I have a friend getting married in July and that would just be perfect for her! So her taste!!! Thanks for all of your hard work and your lovely giveaways!

brianna hope said...

That is beautiful and would indeed make a great gift! I'm thinking about my friend's wedding in June...

Bianca said...

Absolutely gorgeous! and we're definitely in the many weddings to attend phase ;)

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Thank you for all of your comments!

ShePenguin- I'd be happy to fill in the info. :)

We are getting old, Sara! x

Daisy- Yes, the font is zapfino, but I did it myself. :)

xo,
Abbey

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Teddi said...

that is beyond beauty gorgeousness!

lindsay said...

I am in love with this. so pretty.

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