Valentine-themed Subway Art from Craftily Ever After
Christmas-themed Subway Art from Eighteen25
Subway art is unique, as you can personalize it however you want. The idea is to have different keywords and phrases and use different fonts and colors to create a bold statement piece. I wish I had found that inspiration pic for the Christmas-themed art last December because I definitely would have made it! Oh well, there’s always later this year :) After I saw the Valentine-themed art from Craftily Ever After, I decided to try making one of my own. I love messing around with fonts in Microsoft Publisher and designing projects – which is exactly why I loved creating all my paper goods for the wedding.
For this piece of art, I decided to do design something for our bedroom so I could keep it up year round, so I went with our wedding day theme. It look me about 4-5 hours to complete, as it does take a lot of time selecting words and then figuring out which fonts will look best next to each other. Then after I was totally done, I made a few more edits so the entire page looked good together. Here’s the final product…
Each word and phrase has a special meaning to us, as it relates to something important on our wedding day. I used a lot of song titles, like “I’m Yours” (walked down the aisle to this), “Don’t Stop Believing” (our last song of the night), “Better Together” (what we walked back up the aisle to after we were announced as husband and wife) and there’s some lyrics from “My Wish”, which is the first song we danced to. I have a couple phrases from readings from the ceremony (“i carry your heart with me” and the blessing to the left of the starfish) and the last two sentences of our vows are on the very bottom. The clip art includes the adirondack chairs I used on our ceremony programs and place cards, and the starfish was used on the all the elements of the invitations, menus, bar menu, etc.
The SURPRISE is in the Boston Red Sox font because Wally the Green Monster showed up at our reception during dinner. My parents set this up a surprise for us and Wally was a huge hit with our guests. Blueberries is for our homemade blueberry jam favors and for our vanilla cake layered with blueberry jam. SPREAD THE LOVE was the actual font used on our tags for the favors. The “Mr. & Mrs.” is in the Richard Murray font which I used as the main font for all the wedding stuff. I had room for a few smaller words, so I used classics like “I Do”, “You may kiss the bride”, “Beautiful Day”, etc.
I LOVED how it turned out. It was well worth spending a Friday night at home to do this :) I designed the art on a 5x7 template in Publisher so this is how it turned out after printing and framing. The light blue paper and frame are both leftover items from the wedding.
And where it’s now sitting on one of the shelves in our bedroom…
If you would like a more general version that can apply to any wedding, I do have a copy in my Etsy shop.
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