Sunday, March 3, 2013

Wedding Series

How is everyone keeping these days? I'm good, but finding it hard to make time to blog! I'd rather be sitting at my scrap table playing! Ha!

There's a swack load to catch up on tonight. I'll try and make it as brief as possible!

There are 10 layouts to be posted in this series. Two of them have already been posted about. You can find them here and here.

The next one is entitled, You Didn't Know...The family didn't know that two close family members that reside in Holland had travelled to Canada to celebrate S's wedding. I managed to capture the moment L, the mother of the Bride, saw her cousin had shown up. I absolutely love the picture. There's so much emotion in it. There's so much beauty in it.

I didn't do anything really special in this layout, just kept it low key, making the photo the focus. I tied some Dear Lizzy ribbon around the bottom portion of the picture, and added the title work and journalling spot right next to it, to keep everything centred on the photo. Even though the present chipboard sticker (Carta Bella Merry and Bright) is meant for Christmas, it fit the theme here; nobody knew that the best wedding gift of all was going to be E and A's presence at the wedding. And, as a bonus, it worked with the colors I chose. Like it was meant to be!

Next, is another layout of my daughters. They were in heaven when the lights began flashing and the music playing when the fun part of the reception started. Quite a few guests thought the girls were cute, and indulged them with some dances. Including their grandpa, daddy and mama. I stuck fairly close to the sketch I used on this one. One slight change: the hearts in the top left corner were machine stitched in the sketch, but since I am afraid to use my sewing machine (and don't know yet how to use it), I stuck to creating my own 'stitching' lines.

I absolutely loved the center pieces on the tables. So much, in fact, that I brought one of each style home, and they work beautifully as decor in our bedroom. Ha! I wrapped some ribbon around the centre photo, and added a tag with the wedding date on it; I added more hearts with faux stitching through them, and blinged up the page a little with a K&Co bird, and a sentiment banner with some pearl rhinestones. This one is one of my favourites in this series.

HOw much Asian goodies do you have in your stash? I have virtually none, and decided that I should think about investing in more. They're a lot of fun to work with! My next layout is about the wedding supper. The bride and groom ordered Chinese food! I should have done something like that at my own wedding. LOL. Low key and low stress. What a smart idea!

So, to celebrate the asian aspect of their wedding, I used whatever Asian supplies I had in my stash. The floral paper isn't, but I felt that it had a bit of an Oriental flair to it. The red in it worked really well, and that's the color I wanted to focus on in this layout. Red has a lot of meaning in Oriental culture, I do believe. The patterned papers I have had in my stash for eons, and never had a reason (or knew how to) use them until now. I'm going to have to make more reasons to use stuff up like this! The first thing that came to mind was the Konnichiwa collection. I may have to invest in it.

I stamped the circle; I've had that stamp in my possession for eons too, and it came in uber handy on this project. I thought the strips of burlap patterned paper would work well here, too; if only to add a little more texture.

Lastly, I wanted to pull some blue into the layout, to keep it true to the wedding and the wedding colours, so used alphas from Carta Bella's True Friends collection for the sub title on my layout; then added a small blue flower that was among old SU stickers I've got in my stash. I should note, that the title was made out of alphas from Jillibeans County Pumpkin collection.

The star of my layout? Well, its two fold: the 'Specials' patterned paper- I liked the menu aspect of it, and had to include it somehow; and C's expression in the focal photo. Every time I look at it, I giggle. Whatever she bit into just isn't to her liking. Cracks me up!!

Well folks, there you have it! 6 layouts in a fairly reasonable blog post. I'm pretty proud of myself!

See you again soon,


1 comment:

  1. You go girl, Ali!!!! I am sorry I have been kind of MIA lately! I am taking this art journaling class and it is taking up all of my time. My family wants their mom/wife back! And we went to NYC this past weekend to celebrate John's and my 23rd anniversary! Where did the time go??? Anyway, I absolutely LOVE all of your layouts. Your scrappy style is awesome!