Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Guest Book

Okay, so somehow I managed to finish Danielle's guest book. I promise, I am not a procrastinator. I literally could not have finished it any earlier than the morning of the wedding. She wanted it to be a guest book/photo album and I got the pictures from her while I was at my art teacher's conference. Then I had to make the book. And get the pictures printed. Then put it all together. Needless to say, I was still adding pictures the morning of the wedding so I do not have any pictures of the pictures in the book. But here you can see what I did with it.

Danielle is a metalsmith so I had to include some lovely copper paper with little metal accents.

Ooh, and gold embossing.

Some handmade paper is on the inside of the book and also some gold vellum.

The front cover is cardstock with a ribbon down the seam. I really wanted a nice pressed hand made paper, but I just didnt' have time to order anything and there isn't anything like that in Joplin.

Everyone signed it in gold pen and the colors of the book reflect the wedding colors. This guest book is sort of taking the place of a traditional wedding guest book and combining it with the idea of getting a picture matted with a huge mat so that there is room for everyone to sign around it. I had all of their engagement pictures printed in wallet size, in sepia tones so that they would coordinate with all the rust colored paper.

Thanks for reading!


Sarah said...

It is beautiful Nellie...all the gold and the copper...gorgeous!

The Wired Angel said...

I just came across your blog.. which I love. This wedding project is stunning and you did a lovely job. I hope with all of the work that you did you had an opportunity to enjoy the wedding! Hugs, Peggy