Thursday, 4 April 2013

Not Long Now...

Monday, 4 March 2013

Send it in a Letter

3 months and 4 days till I become Mrs Kayley Jane Facey

I can not tell if I am more scare and anxious or super excited. Im not scared about marrying him, I knew from the first week i met him I was going to marry him, but standing in front of all them people...arghhhh

Im so anxious about how close it is aswell because i still have sooo much do. I still have the last few invites to send out, its thats crazy. At least they are all finished with now though. It was a very much long winded process.

I knew how i sort of wanted them and what i wanted to include in them, it was just a matter of getting it all drawn up, edited, printed and put together with a few fiddly hand bits along the way...

(first initial sketch)

Once I had my sketch for the main imagery sorted out i scanned the image in and produced the wording on my trusty mac.
Then a few lines and swirls added in around it and i had the main informative part of the invite done anddusted

(finished evening reception invite)

Next was my R.S.V.Ps. I didnt want the usual plain returns that you normally see, i very much wanted all the aspects of these invites to be very visual.
 but at the same time i didnt want the returns to be too over the top.

(Printed and ready for the scissors)

Next came the not so fun bit of making the Accomodation List and Directions. because there was going to be a vast amount of information and wording on here i wanted to keep the imagery very simple again.


Now i had all the contents of the wedding invitations printed out on our snazzy paper and put in order it was a matter of next large task

envelope making

This took what felt like forever. i made each envelope by hand, drawing up the pattern, cutting it out and glueing it together. All the large red envlopes to hold everything in and all the little red envelopes for the R.S.V.Ps to be returned in.

however long winded it was i definately felt it added the personal touch to the invites and everyone so far has commented on how unique they are.

So well worth it i think!!

(Stuffing Envelopes)

And the last part of it all was creating what it was to be sent in
I knew that i did not want the usual envelope that gets opened and then discarded. So i opted for a fold out envelope that the information can be attached to.

Once again i drew out my own pattern and cut them all out one by one. I must say this was the easiest part to it all and the most rewarding because once they were all cut out and everything attached to them, i could look at thefinished piece.

I was so happy with them.

It was then a matter of the finishing touches, i few gems here and there and the names and address and then...

the wax seal!!!!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Just updated, have a sneaky peak 


Well this post will begin with a great big OUCH!!

I managed to smash my hand in a fire door at work a week and a bit ago, and even though it may off hurt like crazy, meant a trip to the hospital and being in pain for a while, it was some how...

A blessing in disguise...

Luckily it was my left hand, so i still had the ability to use my right hand with no bother, and seeing as I am right handed, this was very lucky.

I got signed off from work for a week, not being able to drive, clean, go to the gym, even wash my hair (i had to wait for the fiance to come home from work to do my hair, Luckily I'm marrying a hairdresser :) ) all i was left with was drawing up my "save the dates". 

Which really needed to be started as they need to be sent out within the next month.


I sort off had an idea in my head, i wanted to incorporate aspects which will be appearing on our wedding day into the save the dates.

These aspects included

  • Feathers (Luke bought me a ostrich feathers quill on the day he proposed)
  • Crown (I am a huge royalist so i love all things Queenie. Luke took me to the Tower of London for my birthday to see the crown jewels, which also happened to be the day he proposed)
  • Fleur de Lis (Luke loves this symbol, just because its pleasing to the eye, so i said it could go in)
  • Filigree (Classy, beautiful, i have it tattooed on my body, you get the picture)
  • Me and Luke (Well...they need to know who it came from)

This is what happened once all placed together...

And a trip to the stationary shop, some snazzy posh paper later

and wolah...

A bunch of Save the Dates, all ship shape and ready to be sent out

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Neon Angel's on the Road to Ruin

The last few weeks i completed some angel/phoenix wings related tattoos. Two similar themed, very different tattoos...

'Angel wings'

'Final sketch for tattoo piece'


'body and wing'


'Final Tattoo on the hubby-to-be (just a few more bits to add)'

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Love and Marriage

So... it's been a while, and in that time iv been doing lots, and one of those things is getting engaged...


So naturally lots of lovey dovey drawings and creations has entered my work load, due the inspiration of all the love around me.

'Love and Marriage'

'Couple Cameo'