How We Chose Our Colors

Over my “off” week, I did a lot of extra errands that I hadn’t gotten to lately, including picking up paint chips of our wedding colors.  I plan on creating coordination packages with the colors and some of our favorite textures for our wedding party to use as they purchase dresses, suits, and accessories.  Here are our colors!

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Look familiar?  I totally involved the same scheme in the main charmedseed.net website, because I love them so much!  I’ve been having a love affair with grey and teal/robin’s egg/turquoise blue for the last several years, and I love the modern but vintage effect it can have on an event.

The blue-green and grey will be the two main colors (although really it’s just the grey), and we additionally chose a deep chocolate brown accent and at the last moment added a navy as well.  The navy was Nick’s addition, as it’s one of his favorite colors, and it makes a nice compliment to the warmer grey and chocolate.  All these colors together offer us a nice opportunity to choose accessories, flowers, décor, and clothing.  My dress will be an off-white, but Nick is looking at grey suits for himself and the groomsmen.  I initially went after grey dresses for my maids, but recently found a SUPER cute blue-green dress that I’ve ordered to look at.  Surprise!

Because I deal with color so much as an artist and seamstress, this was a sort of difficult choice!  There are so many beautiful combinations for wedding colors, so many choices and options of how to express them.  Navy and sunshine yellow were also a contender!  I’m delighted with the subtle result we ended up with, and I can’t wait to keep decorating in this scheme!

How did you choose your wedding colors?

thing-a-day twenty-eight: the final bite

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I finished up the felt apple by attaching it to a headband.  The month-long dash has been a great one, and I move on with a lot of energy into preparing myself for the final stretch of student teaching, and onto job applications!  Hopefully this last project – an apple – with bring me some luck as I go!

I will be taking off the rest of the week (I know, you are SO going to miss me after a post every day of the last month =p), but expect me back next week… probably with wedding stuff!  Ha!

thing-a-day nineteen: bursting the bubble

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Nick and I had a few engagement photos taken today by our friend Lilacwire, using both her camera and Nick’s.  As a part of the project, I made these two chalkboard speech bubbles for us to hold!  They came out super cute, and we’re thinking of having smaller versions of them at the reception.

I know it doesn’t really follow my ‘wearable’ theme for thing-a-day, but they’re just too cute, and so easy to make.  Just cut out shapes from foam core, spray on a few layers of chalkboard paint, and write away!  We did these for about $5 for both.  Come to think of it, you could make cute pin-sized versions that would be really fun, and indeed wearable!

thing-a-day eighteen: something fishy…

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For today, fun pink shell koi become a pair of swimming earrings.  I liked the copper findings as a contrast to the bright pink!

thing-a-day seventeen: Refia’s Brooch

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I’ve started working on Refia from Final Fantasy III.  Since I’ve made other faux metal and armor from craft foam and had a lot of success, I decided to go that route with this small piece.  It’s made of two layers, one for the base, and the other with the cross shape.  The entire piece is covered with white glue which stiffens the foam and makes it smooth for spray painting.  A little gold spray paint, and it’s done!

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thing-a-day thirteen: rosy toes

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Maybe it’s not exactly crafting, but it’s definitely work!  In the really difficult, gotta sit on the couch for an hour way…  Anyway, red in honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow!

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thing-a-day nine: blue roses

I made this cute headband accessory by wrapping coils of felt into flat rose forms.  A little glue and ta-da!

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thing-a-day seven: white and turquoise earrings

I’d meant to make these for my birthday party, but the outfit I ended up wearing didn’t need them.  I wanted to put them together anyway because the colors were just so fun, and I don’t have any HUGE earrings at the moment… so I need some!

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Also I think this picture is funny and looks like an owl.  =)

thing-a-day five: When you wish upon a bracelet

Loving this little sky-blue felt bracelet!  It’s simply a doubled-over piece of felt that’s been blanket stitched around the edge.  I then added the pretty star button and a few extra buttons I had around.  Finally, I used the lettering feature on my Singer to stitch the words "when you wish upon…" through it!  Fun!

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thing-a-day one: Dotty bracelet with a secret!

Even though it was a snow day, I couldn’t quite motivate myself to make a piece of clothing… but with my wearable challenge, there were still lots of small options left!  So I started out with a fun one, a fabric cuff bracelet.  This was a good recycle/reuse project, too, as the fabric came from an old pair of pants!

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Starting with fabric, foam, and ribbon…

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Sizing the foam for the bracelet base…

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And the finished project!  The fabric was wrapped around the outside of the foam base and then the raw edges inside were covered with the dotty ribbon.  I love that it’s kind of a little surprise decoration on the inside, and the button sewn on the outside echoes the pattern.  Super simple, and really cute!