Arting for 365 Day 171: Cut Paper – Celebration

Day 171 (10/16/12): Cut Out  - Celebration

8 x 10″ Layered Cut Outs

Some friends of ours are getting married this weekend. It should be a gorgeous fall wedding as golds, oranges and reds are still hanging tightly to most of the trees.

I think that all of our friends have come to realize that if there is a present to be got, they will be getting art from us. This occasion is no different.

Awhile back we received our invitation to the celebration. It was a 5 x 7″ card in pink and dark brown, with dark brown backing. Upon seeing it I realized I could create some sort of a cut paper design from the card as our gift to them. I wanted to create something that was a piece of art while also reminding them of their big day. Initially the piece had a different backing with much more cut out, but it seemed too ornate. The softness of the pink and the lettering along with all of the curved cut outs was just too much. I opted to back it instead on black and keep the cutouts to a minimum, which I think was much more successful.

There was one thing I neglected to think through with this piece. The boyfriend asked what time the wedding starts on Saturday and I couldn’t tell him. Turns out I cut that part out.