Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Going to a wedding..

I mentioned wedding invites in my last post and since they've arrived with recipients, I can officially share another Inspiredby Felix project that's been taking up a bit of mental space recently!

As you may know, I was a little hooked after doing a days screen printing with Sue.  Well I got this idea of printing wedding invites onto tea-towels.... so I did a drawing (got to love those Sharpie pens!) with most of the information on (dates and address have been fuzzed to protect the innocent!), and with Sue's help got it transferred to a screen.

We printed 50 tea-towels over two sessions lasting about four hours each.  All the invites (plus spares) were hand screen-printed in the first session, in a two-person routine that became second nature after an hour.  These were spread out over Sue's house in order to dry!

And in the second session, a few days later, we added the colours using hand-cut templates.

I ended up folding these with an information leaflet, wrapped in a printed cardboard loop, packaged in smart white envelopes with sketched labels.  Special thanks go out to my Mum who ironed and folded the vast majority! 

I'm pleased to say the response has been fab, and I even got a fabric reply from my cousin, and a wonderful handmade card from my Aunty....craftiness breeds craftiness!

x



28 comments:

  1. I love your wedding invites! What a brilliant idea!

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  2. Oh I absolutely love these, what a fab idea! The bunnies are so cute!

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  3. WOW! Ceri I love them. They are super awesome. I hope you do a tutorial someday. Post wedding, of course! Plus, you can keep two and make a pillow for yourselves.

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  4. ADORABLE - you've outdone yourself! I love it! Now I'm super inspired to go drawn my own with sharpies... still deciding :) Rock on!

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  5. That is crazy awesome!!! Love them!!

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  6. Those are the very best invites that I have ever seen!!!

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  7. These are just brilliant!
    What a fab idea.
    Lovely lovely lovely
    xx

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  8. What an inspiring idea.If I ever get married (which I highly doubt) then might just have to make use of this idea.

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  9. Wow wow wow! You are crazy brilliant!! Bring one to London please for further lookylooks :o)

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  10. You will be setting a trend I am sure! Screen printers everywhere will be offering the service! Weddings, christenings, hen nights...

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  11. They are awesome, I love them : )
    Emma x

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  12. Wow, best wedding invite EVER! I wish I was coming to your wedding just so I could have one of those gorgeous tea towels - what a great idea!

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  13. They are incredible!!! And so much more useful than the paper ones ;)
    The drawings are brilliant!

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  14. Wow what a fab idea. I hope you had a really small guest list though because I can't imagine what it would be like if you had to make hundreds!

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  15. You're a creative genius C! These are awesome! What a much better invite than a card one that ends up getting recycled! Love it! Jxo

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  16. what an amazing idea, and such a great keepsake!

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  17. That is the coolest damn invite I have ever seen. It is official Ceri, you rock!! ;-)

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  18. Fantastic idea! you are just amazing!

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  19. Love, love, love the idea! And love, love, love how they look! You must be so pleased with them! Clever you!!!
    Carly
    x

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  20. You are just the coolest Ceri!!

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  21. Wow that is such a cool idea! and amazing design.

    This is my first visit to your blog and I love all of your creations.

    Off topic: I just bought my ticket to the FQ Retreat and I noticed that you live in Hastings, as do I! Are you going up for the whole weekend?
    Can't believe I haven't "bumped" into you before. I blog over at Liz of Dandelion Daydreams, if you fancy a nosey.

    Kind regards
    Liz
    xxxx

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  22. They are fabulous Ceri! Way too good to dry pots or wipe a childs snotty nose on!

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