For a unique christening gift why not commission a beautiful sketch of the church, hand drawn by local artists working in North Devon. The drawing is clean and contemporary with the sky and surroundings picked out in muted colours. Every illustration can be personalised with a message - choose from three typefaces (script, handwritten or modern sans-serif). Text will be printed on two lines, the top line slightly larger size eg: James Oscar / Christened at St Michael's Church, 5th July 2013. Add notes to your order in customer comments at checkout eg: exclude the gravestones.
How to provide a photo:
Send us your photo - either upload with the order or email it to [email protected] or use Google Street View, go to Google.com, click on ‘Maps’ and enter the address. Click on the street view of the road or drag the yellow stick man onto the map. Use the pointers to locate your house. When you have a good view, click the link icon, copy the link and send it to us.
About the illustration:
Your Illustration will be hand drawn black & white sketch of the property, not a computer generated image, so we can add/remove things you don’t want eg: cars or lamp posts, and we won't include dustbins, satellite dishes etc. We will sketch the view from the photograph (ie the same perspective). It’s a simplified drawing of the house but if you want more detail we also offer a ‘Detailed portrait’ version. The drawing will be portrait or landscape that best suits the image. Although the house will be in black and white, we colour the sky duck-egg blue, the grass a sage green and paths stone or grey. Bright paintwork such as front doors or painted concrete will also be coloured.
If you've asked for a digital proof, a proof will be emailed prior to printing.
Handrawn illustration coloured on the computer for lovely solid lines and digitally printed in a graphic, contemporary style with offset block colours on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper.
We mount all the illustrations in a high quality bevelled white mount and also offer contemporary wooden frames.Framing: 2cm wide wooden frames in bevelled black and white and oak. 3cm wide frames in distressed black and white and flat white. All frames supplied with mdf backing board, integrated hanging hook, and Pilkington glass except extra large frames which are glazed with high grade Quinn perspex for safe delivery.
Small - 25.5x25.5cm (10"x10") with an approx. image size 13x13cm (5"x5")
Large - 25.5x30.5cm (10"x12") with an approx. image size of 14x20cm (5.5"x8")
Extra Large - 39x39cm aprox.(15"x15") with an approx. image size of 28x28cm (11"x11")
Double Portrait - Choice of 2 sizes: 10x12 (framed in our normal 10x12 frames), or a long frame in either landscape or portrait
It is exactly as I hoped it would be and was prepared and sent very quickly
The end result was exactly as I had hoped. Telephone backup was most helpful 5 star
So pleased with the illustration! A lovely, original gift for my nephew's Christening and the parents were very happy with it too. Thank you very much.
I have just given the illustrations as gifts and the parents love them. They think they are very professional and a personal present to represent the day. I would definitely order something from Letterfest again.
This looked lovely and was delivered really quickly! We have ordered a similar picture before and the recipients loved it so much we decided to come back!