So I eagerly waved my hand in the air when Lauren and Paul suggested I might do something creative for their wedding and suggested that I do a picture for their invitations.
I realised that it has never been more vital than this moment that I do a distinct likeness, to be honest I have always given myself artistic leaway and it usually works out ok and I get a close enough likeness, but it would have been pretty weird if they just looked like a couple of randoms.
To be honest I felt the pressure and I fannied around until there was no time left to fanny around anymore and then i just sewed and sewed until my eyes went crossed.
I thought i might share some of the process with you since it wasn't smooth riding, (I started Pauls face three times!) but in the end the solution seemed like a perfect journeys end and I think everyone was smiling and pleased.
(PS. I have just discovered animated gifs an think you may be seeing alot of them from now on)
Drawings and First Stages
The many Harts of Lauren
Some for Fun
Lauren as a tortoiseshell cat, Lauren and Paul dreaming of a nice council flat, good Lauren and naughty Lauren whispering in Pauls ear.
And as if things hadn't already gotten silly enough,
I was compelled to make this!