Then, I went to Michael's last night to find a frame for the wedding tree (hello, last minute...), only to learn that all the 12x12-inch frames are ugly. I was going to opt for a rectangular frame and then have a matte made for it, but the matte would take 10 days to get...which means I wouldn't be able to give it to Cassie this weekend. And then, I had a brilliant revelation. When I went to bed, I casually looked up at the art I have above my bed. It's our monogram...and it's in a giant frame from IKEA that conveniently has a 12x12-inch opening (it's actually a bit smaller than that to allow for some overlap with the matte, but it's pretty darn close). So, I'm saved (as long as the Minneapolis IKEA store has the frames).
Here's the artwork.
|Cassie's Wedding Tree|
And here's the frame I plan to use.
|IKEA Ribba frame|
I'll take a photo later of what the combo looks like together.
Last night, I also finished the prototype for Cassie's wedding programs. I plan to round the corners and print them on ivory cardstock, but this is the general concept for them. Also, don't point out how I put the year as 2013...I already know. I'm working on all 2013 stories now, so I think it's 2013. I've made the edits (now that the prototypes are already printed). Once Cassie has her ceremony order decided, I'll add the order of events on to the front of the fan. The wedding party is listed on the back.
|Front of Cassie's wedding program fans (artistic photo version)|
|Front and back of Cassie's wedding program fans (boring photo version)|
And here's the inspirational artwork above my bed.
|IKEA frames and DIY artwork|