Monday, 14 March 2016

Laura & Eli

My friend Laura recently got married. I wanted to give her, and her new husband Eli, something special. Now, I'm not always 100% sure about gifting my own artwork to friends. Some of them are rather puzzled about what I do. Some of them quite possibly don't really like my style of art. That's okay. Laura has always been very supportive of my work though, so I hoped that a special piece created to mark their wedding day would go down well.
It did!
Laura likes the shabby chic style. I sketched and then hand cut this piece which included their names, the Gregorian and Hebrew date of their marriage, and a Magen David (Star of David), to include a Jewish element in the design. A heart, flowers and leaves gave it a pretty, country look, and my signature little bird made it on to the papercut too. I hope that the lovely spotted backing paper - which unbeknown to me, matches their new dining room perfectly - completes the shabby chic look.
Laura and Eli loved the papercut! Laura wrote to tell me that she thought it was a beautiful gift. I had hoped that she would like it, but she tells me that Eli often comments how nice it is as well. "That's a man talking, so you've definitely made an impression!" she said.


Alison said...

Hi Lisa, I can see why Laura and Eli were thrilled with your present, it's absolutely gorgeous! What a lovely memento of their special day. Wishing you a super week :-) xx

Joan B said...

Wow! You made this?? It is fantastic. I'm so glad you found my blog because now I found yours!!

Ingrid said...

That is just AMAZING!!! You are sooooo talented!!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

It's beautiful Lisa! I'm sure the happy couple will cherish their new artwork forever.

The House with the Blue Door said...

This is really beautiful, and must have been painstaking work. I'm sure that the newlyweds will treasure it.
Cathy x

handmade by amalia said...

What a good friend you are, Lisa. This card is lovely, I'm sure it will go into their wedding album.

VeggieMummy said...

What a brilliant wedding present. I can't understand why anyone would fail to appreciate your artwork; it's amazing. xx