Elizabeth KellyComment

A Floral Baby Shower

Elizabeth KellyComment
A Floral Baby Shower

At ELK Prints I was commissioned to create some original watercolour artwork as the basis for creating a welcome sign and menu cards for this beautiful floral baby shower styled by Lopa Chowdhury of Pumpkin Carriage Events

The event was for expectant mum-to-be Konok an the styling brief was to create a simple elegant floral dessert table using purple, white and a hint of pink and gold. She also wanted to observe her family tradition where her guests would offer her most craved foods. A peacock chair adorned with fresh blooms for mum-to-be to sit on was a central feature. 

The Welcome Sign featured a special poem for Konok. ELK Prints started by creating an original hand-painted watercolour illustration which was then scanned into the computer and combined with the typeset poetry before being printed on a large scale format printer by Jo's Signs by Designs.

 A work-in-progress shot of the painting as I worked applying layers of paint to each petal. 

A work-in-progress shot of the painting as I worked applying layers of paint to each petal. 

 The complete finished painting

The complete finished painting

 An image of the original painting surrounded by real flowers - the original painting was completed at A3 size to allow maximum resolution for reproduction. 

An image of the original painting surrounded by real flowers - the original painting was completed at A3 size to allow maximum resolution for reproduction. 

 A second original painting was also completed for this project for use on the menu cards. This is an image of that painting once transferred to the computer and the background paper texture removed. 

A second original painting was also completed for this project for use on the menu cards. This is an image of that painting once transferred to the computer and the background paper texture removed. 

A delicious dessert table prepared by Lopa included a beautiful two tiered cake, cookies stacked with blueberry buttercream, meringue stacks with blueberry buttercream, buttermilk pannacotta dessert cups, lime and yoghurt cheesecake dessert cups, motichoor laddoo and gulab jamun shooters.

vent photography by Captured by Kirri. All other photographs by ELK Prints. 

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