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  • Confirmation Gifts and Presents
    and budgets From boy s Celtic and natural stone crosses on thongs to hand enamelled flowers and Millefiori on gold or silver chains Please follow links to see a further range of confirmation gifts For Framed Crosses click For Crucifix Pendants click For Guardian Angels click For Watercolours click There are further suitable gifts including papier mache framed angels with prayer and papier mache guardian angels like this one shown on the communion page You can also have a guardian angel set on driftwood Please email me if this interests you Each one is unique and different dependent on what driftwood I have in stock and what wash I apply to the wood Please take a look at the communion page for more angels and other ideas Angèle The Exclusive Driftwood Dreams Stained Glass Angel Driftwood Dreams is thrilled to continue her partnership with the talented Stain Glass Artist Sara Stanley Sara created this stunning design to realise the ultimate heavenly guardian angel A unique exquisite Driftwood Dreams angel gift Angèle is formed from a pearlescent range of textured glass the sculpture catches the light with rainbow glints upon the snowy white glass surface This pure original celestial guardian angel Angèle is the perfect present for your communion confirmation or baptismal gift Sara s work incorporates faceted crystals glass beads wire embellishments to form beautiful unique light catching stained glass window wall hangings This exclusive design is only available through Driftwood Dreams The angel comes gift wrapped in white tissue with pale pink ribbon and rose petals It comes together with a unique angel prayer card featuring Driftwood Dream s original Guardian Angel Prayer and a blank gift tag The price includes careful packaging and first class UK signed for insured postage Size 14 cm x 12 cm Angèle Azure Angel Rose Angel Cerulean Angel To buy one of the Angèle range please click here top Papier Mache Framed Crosses Crosses can also be made to hang loose without a frame These crosses can be hung up in a room or on your bed head All crosses come wrapped in tissue ribbon They incorporate a wire hook and raffia for hanging These are about 7 cm long Unframed crosses are 18 00 plus postage Gift wrapping is also available for a small additional cost This can be lilac and silver themed or black and gold themed I use the best craft gift wrapping paper and quality curling ribbons doubled in two colours All crosses are available for collection in person from Richmond Surrey All crosses and frames are wrapped in bubble pack and come with a personalised message and attractive labelling When choosing your framed prayer I have written a truly original and unique Guardian Angel Prayer for the occasion which would be suitable for First Holy Communion birth baptism confirmation or other event Of course you can have any prayer you would like or you can select an alternative from the prayers offered on my prayers and more prayers

    Original URL path: http://www.driftwood-dreams.co.uk/Confirmations/confirmations.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Romantic Presents - special gifts for him and her
    around the globe Heart Dioramas Prices from 45 Lately I have been busy creating a unique romantic present the heart shadow box or diorama These have proved to be very popular both for anniversary presents as well as Valentine gifts Each one is unique and designed to include aspects that is special to you and your partner To view more please click Mosaics to see a range of other examples of this work Prices for this sort of design are from 75 00 and the size is about 8 10 square although frames vary as to what I have in stock Watercolours and Silhouettes For your interest I have now added watercolours and silhouettes to my range as you will see below I feel it is time to broaden the options offered to suit all tastes This year I am collaborating with two other artists to provide some inspirational romantic gifts The idea is to offer a choice of personalised anniversary presents and other unique gifts to suit a variety of both styles and budgets top Watercolour Painting by Lyndsay Prices from 95 00 Lyndsay is a known watercolour artist who regularly exhibits in London and is swiftly making a name for herself Her style is fun and full of life The two pictures above were designed to form a watercolour collage of several events during the year to create a lovely present The collages depict a number of trips ands events over the previous year If you like the wedding could be part of a collage of images that form a larger picture This may include the bouquet church or reception venue the cake and other items Her water colour work hangs in galleries and has been commissioned by individual patrons as well as a number of top interior

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  • Romantic Mosaics
    Cards Worksheets Workshops Contact Us Romantic Mosaics Shaddow Boxes I have now started a range of pottery mosaic heart with a collaged border I can create these romantic gifts to suit your colour specification and a heart to match your theme Just email me at anita driftwood dreams co uk to discuss your very own commission Prices for these Themed Shadow Boxes are from 75 00 and the size is about 8 10 square although frames vary as to what I have in stock A recent anniversary mixed media mosaic commission involved a free hanging mosaic heart utilising pieces of beautiful pottery many pieces with real 1930 s designs This was hung in the front of a metal edged 3 dimensional box frame lined with poetry quotes and dates names and details embellished with jewels and glitter The message on the back was edged with red and the piece was hung with red cord This was my first attempt at mosaic and shows I am always willing to try out new designs to answer your brief Maybe you have a special poem that means a lot to you This silver frame encloses a 3d heart hanging in front of a collage of a memorable poem Let me count the ways A collaged border can be in any colour spec and match a heart of any colour scheme top The above two sculptures have a papier mache heart rather than a mosaic The papier mache heart in a wooden frame above left with a poem start from 45 top Hearts made out of mosaic or papier mache can be set within a metal frame a wooden frame or a colourful decoupaged shadow box Colours can be themed to match a wedding bouquet a favourite place like Spain or a beach and

    Original URL path: http://www.driftwood-dreams.co.uk/Mosaics/mosaics.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Romantic Presents
    London and is swiftly making a name for herself Her style is fun and full of life She works fast and can turn around a commission for you in as short time span Her work hangs in galleries and has been commissioned by individual patrons as well as a number of top interior designers sourcing works of art for their clients She has created an illustrated children s book which was published in September 2007 For details click The Rainbow Weaver The two pictures above were designed to form a watercolour collage of several events during the year to create a lovely present Lyndsay enjoys coming up with a design to capture your happiest moments together Romantic by nature Lyndsay joined our site when she heard of the couples who inspired by love commissioned truly original first anniversary mementos She has come up with some lovely ideas and agreed to work at competitive prices to offer stunning presents Normally her work would command significantly higher prices but by cutting out agent gallery costs we are able to bring you a fantastic offer Lyndsay has kindly agreed to sign each original in her normal fashion Lyndsay has captured pets fairies scenery flowers religious symbols and couples Please look at our gallery to see samples of her work Her portraits of pets and houses have recently been very popular top Email us anita driftwood dreams co uk a photograph of your house a scene portrait or pet and Lyndsay will paint a watercolour to capture a moment forever Perhaps there is a magical place which holds a memory A venue which you want to immortalise in a painting Send me a photo and this can be a reality As the paintings are on paper this would be an ideal gift for a

    Original URL path: http://www.driftwood-dreams.co.uk/Watercolours/watercolour-paintings.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • victorian style silhouettes
    For several hundreds of years silhouettes have been extremely popular Many aspiring portrait artists or miniaturists turned to creating silhouettes in the eighteenth century to tide themselves over when work was scarce Silhouettes were known as shades Many artists found they developed a reputation for their fine silhouettes and made a name for their work in this genre Silhouettes became art for the people in so far as it provided a cheap and accessible access to portraiture The eighteenth century is widely regarded as the renaissance of silhouettes English silhouettes in those days were generally painted not cut out The skill of the best artists lay in the painting This was done with soot or lamp black on plaster or glass After painting the face hair hats ribbons and other essential accessories of the day would have been dragged out using a fine brush with diluted pigment The art of silhouette cutting originated in Europe in the early 1700 s Prior to the French revolution silhouettists were hired as an amusement for the royal class The featured artist would attend the many extravagant balls and cut out the distinguished profiles of the Lords and Ladies capturing the latest fashions and elaborate wigs The art of silhouette cutting reached its golden age in the 1800 s Many European silhouettists travelled to county fairs and small towns capturing the profiles and the hearts of countless thousands of ordinary folk Our silhouettes can easily be commissioned by email Normally you can email me for a sheet of instructions with the requirements of the photos to be supplied If photos are provided prices start at 39 00 for one silhouette in mount and a pair of different adults or children in a mount start at 75 00 for a double set Photography is available

    Original URL path: http://www.driftwood-dreams.co.uk/sihouettes/silhouettes.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Wedding Sculptures - A Very Personal Gift
    competitive I can make an elaborate and personalised wedding card to present to the bride and groom After the wedding you can email me a photograph and I shall endeavour to finish the commission by the time the happy couple return from their honeymoon or as soon as possible These commissions were actually for first anniversaries but would equally suit a wedding gift All these commissions of weddings were designed from photos sent by e mail In each case a design was provided for approval by email before the work was started So you could actually have a border with snippets from the invitation actual confetti and items from the reception decoration even the bouquet Wedding in Banff Bahamas Wedding Paris Wedding African Wedding A Tropical Wedding Skiing in Chamonix An Irish Wedding The Windmill Wedding Wedding at Harwick Hall Volkswagon Wedding Wedding with a Cadillac Wedding at the Opera House A Scottish Wedding A School Wedding Wedding at Cannizarro House top Wedding Display and Engagement Sculpture This shell wedding centre piece was designed to hold the seating plan in an oyster themed wedding The two hands were based on a favourite photo of a couple after their engagement Both the hand sculpture above and the wedding at the hotel further down the page use confetti in the sculpture The confetti was picked up at an actual wedding as well top Heart Dioramas What lovelier wedding present than a mixed media mosaic commission involving a free hanging mosaic heart utilising pieces of beautiful pottery many pieces with real 1930 s designs This commission was hung in the front of a metal edged 3 dimensional box frame lined with poetry quotes and dates names and details embellished with jewels and glitter The message on the back was edged with red and

    Original URL path: http://www.driftwood-dreams.co.uk/Weddings/wedding%20gifts.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Traditional Anniversary Gifts
    mache can create statues and waterfalls Tahit features a driftwood border which can be added You can follow this link to learn more about the design process Design Remember the design is a free stage and no commitment is expected till you say go ahead The design is created in paint and gives you an idea of content positioning and colour Customers will get a good idea of the design but are always amazed at the final quality as it is so much better Please follow this link to see some feedback feedback My clients are delighted by the actual 3d effect which cannot really be captured in the photos Many tableaux are wall hanging and come with a personalised message on the reverse they actually are never deeper than a couple of inches but this gives a fantastic originality to capturing your special moment As you can see you can also have a 3d sculpture such as this husband reclining on his deckchair Shown here are only a small selection of the many papier mache sculptures that have been created over the last 10 years Please click here to see our world globe where you can travel to your honeymoon destination and see sculptures that have been commissioned from that region top Papier Mache Sculptures Two ideas The Golden Gate memories of a great honeymoon and right a complete fantasy where a mother in California approached me with this novel idea as a present to the her son in law and daughter with the couple as mermaid and merman It was a great success If a design is briefed and it requires long distance postage a lighter weight backboard is used and the figures are made in a more robust way to allow for delivery Typically delivery and packaging will add about 30 for this size item to get to America including a tracker and insurance A lot of my work is couriered or if possible we try to meet up To see other clocks please follow these links Honeymoon in Australia and Down in the Marvellous Deep It is always advisable to use bright colours and think of an interesting background The best sculptures are those which have an interesting theme going on Please follow the link to commissions to answer any queries you may have on commissioning an item choosing an ideas creating a design requirements payments delivery and any other questions you might have On approval of a design with a few amendments perhaps the client is then happy to go ahead This is because they have a good idea of what the final piece will look like These particular designs above were all done on computer by email top Weddings and Anniversaries Around the World I have been asked to create commissions depicting weddings and honeymoons throughout the world Clickto pick your continent below to view the images of Driftwood Dream couples celebrating their love around the globe Mosaics A recent anniversary mixed media mosaic

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  • 1st Year Anniversary Presents
    with our Lovely Dogs Of course their dogs didn t actually come on the honeymoon But that is the fun of creating art Sunlight through the Trees A couple remember their wedding day The sunlight shone through the trees on that memorable day Proposal at the London Eye Where else to propose With the evening London landscape below a truly romatic proposal Paper Collaged Heart Mosaic Shadow Box A unique paper mache First Anniversay gift with mosaic heart A personalised message can be privately mounted on the back of the frame African Sunset A commission of a couple on their honeymoon with the dramatic setting sun in Africa It was part of the commission requirement that the big five hunters were to feature so these were incorporated against the horizon making a border which merged into the sunset Sri Lankan Wedding This elephant ride was the highlight of an amazing wedding The elephant was called Monica Just imagine the joy to see this momentous occasion made into a papier mache sculpture Waterfall in Guyana This truly exhilarating adventure is captured forever in a lifelong heirloom Set in the rainforest this waterfall was the venue for a spectacular trip of a lifetime The birds are based on rain forest species and the water twists and turns Trevi Fountain A commission of a couple on their honeymoon with the picturesque setting of the Trevi Fountain This was a great challenge to create the statues and facade Dancing under a Moroccan Night Dancing the night away under a Moroccan sky complete with many local Berbers who were cooking a feast and playing instruments to entertain the visitors as they joined in the local dance Swimming with Dolphins I wanted something truly unique for our first paper anniversary and asked Anita to combine two images from our honeymoon in Tahiti She was excellent and offered me a number of designs and kept me informed every step of the way and even finished it a week early Both my wife and I were absolutely delighted and it now commands pride of place on our living room wall Thanks Anita Marc Burj Al Arab Honeymoon Created for her husband a fireman the flames represent a special meaning It is often possible to create a border which enhances the main subject matter and adds to the memory Ballooning in Africa This sunset border complete with air balloon surrounds a safari moment in Africa with the cheetah in the foreground The couple wanted to have both moments featured When creating my design I was able to fulfil their wishes Three Valley Proposal This couple got engaged near Meribel Details such as ski brand ski clothing and mountain ranges were studied to provide accuracy when painting these detail for the couple The hat was a favourite and adds fun and colour Maldives 2007 A typical Maldives holiday along with beach hut tropical fish and palm trees This depicted a favourite bar the couple frequented often This commission is only

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