Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Cousin’s Getting Married!

It’s Chinese tradition to give money, but I also wanted to get them a small gift.  So we decided to get a picture frame.  I was going to  doodle a cartoon to put in it.  Better than the random stranger photo that comes in it.  Then I got an idea.  IMG_0147 (2)Why not give them a personally designed graphic?

Their wedding colour is green which of course is my least favourite colour. So, I took this on as a challenge. I used the shade of green from my cousin’s wedding website and ribbon on their invitation we got as a guide. I had a couple of elaborate ideas, but decided to go with a simple bird design. It was a challenge for me is to get the shade of red that goes well with the green  background. Of course personalize with flowers :)

I love how it turned out! The “LOVE” is screen printed right on the glass. I like how it overlaps the picture.

Lesson’s Learned

  • IMG_0161 (2)Note the orientation if you use frames with an embellishment on it. I had the “LOVE” screen print upside down when I mounted it the first time!
  • Always double check the proof. It all framed and wrapped ready to go. Only when I went to close the program on my computer that I noticed that the birds were transposed and had the year as 2009.


  1. that is such a creative, personal, and cost effective wedding gift. I LOVE IT! i'm always stumped when it comes to what to gift soon-to-be-married couples with and i end up going for the usual toaster or george foreman grill, but your idea is much better!

  2. Super cute idea! I hope they loved this, it is so thoughtful!

    But OMG I can't believe you don't like GREEN?!?!?!
    It is like my most fav. colour in the whole wide world!

    I am shocked! *haha just jk* :P

  3. Oooo you are from Richmond!! Wuzzup hommieeeee?!?!?

    OKOK I should probably turn OFF my lameness just in case I scare you off! LOL

    I just get excited when I meet locals :D