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The Bride by oneKATIE The Bride by oneKATIE
The box was constructed to the dimensions specified out of cardboard. The materials I used was gold leaf, colored pencils, and various card stock.
in progress shot
I love romance. I feel like everything about life is simply alluding to it one way or another.

I spent this past fall being engaged to my best friend, whom I am now married to.

We are a young couple; he was 23, I was 21. But do not take our relationship lightly! It has the advantage of being born of a time when our youth allows our feelings to be frighteningly powerful. Life goes on, and major challenges with life are undoubtably just out of sight. But every fall when the air begins to be chill, the feeling will always allow us to be able to slip back into the memories of our unions roots. A feeling that I can't describe with words, but attempted to do so with this diorama.
Leave a comment if you know what I mean!

I also wanted to capture the aesthetics of my engagement ring, which is an antique Art Nouveau style band with flowers and swirls.

This fall I hope everyone can feel this sort of love, one way or another!!! Thank you for the comments and faves. C:

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t1gertasha Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
This is gorgeous , especially love how you can see the beuatiful design from different angles. That gold leaf and cutting must have taken ages but well worth it I think. I'd be to cautious though incase this broke.
yeslek224 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
coolest thing ive ever seen.
kt-chan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. Awesome Katie! I'm very happy for you. :D
oneKATIE Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks girlfriend C:
mountainlaurelarts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous! i love the different angles - wish i could see it in person. i can't imagine the patience and time it must have taken to do the leaves. the gold looks so amazing with the turquoise/green and flowers, too.

also, good tidings on your marriage :) i just got engaged myself to the person i've been seeing since i was 20 (26 now) - so looking back on how i felt then i don't think it's so weird. once you find that person and you know.... its only a matter of time, whether sooner or later.
oneKATIE Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey thankss!!!!!!!!!! and CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats awesome! I think I know who you're talking about, because I am creepy and have been creeping on your for just that long. yay!
L-Sparrow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
As soon as I saw the photo of your box I thought of the romance. And it's funny that you mentioned the feelings of autumn because they echo the spring of your creation.
Finally I believe to understand what you want to say with the love. I have recently seen someone dear to my heart in october...
L-Sparrow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh! And congratulations to you (sorry I did not see that my message was cut off ...).
beachrain Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very romantic, love the gold leaf and the frame created by the branches around the opening of the box
xDoglate Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favorite dioramas in the contest! I just love the last image, the perspective there, how well everything goes together and the feeling i get from looking at it :D
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