The inspiration for this layout is a fantastic photo of my dear hubby & sweet daughter in law. The photo was taken at my nephews reception. He married overseas & had the party a few months later. It was on the rooftop of the 4 Seasons in downtown St Louis overlooking the arch & riverfront... beautiful! We were all celebrating special times!!!
I used the November 15 sketch by Liz Qualman & the Oct 2009 Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The kit features 7Gypsies "Victoria" papers. Liz's sketch showed 2 pics & i decided I like the pic so much that I would use it twice !!!
I cut the background shield from the paper using a die cut that I bought just to use as a template. I always look for shapes in the clearance sections both online & in store & use them as templates at a later date. The flowers were easy & quick. I made them using various punches & dies, & inked the edges with Distress Black Soot & Distress Worn Lipstick. I also mounted the finished flower on a round piece of chipboard to give it more depth. I used to mount with foam squares... but recently have started using scrap chip board. The corner decor is cut using a CuttleBug die.
I doubled matted the photos to bring out the colors & make the photo pop! The scalloped paper was punched with the Fiskars Threading Water punch. I then placed small round punched circles behind the hole to bring the black into the scallops!
The letters in the title work are Webster Pages Storytellers & originally were pink! I inked them with Ranger black alcohol ink. The flourish is a large Sizzix die cut from black card stock & dotted with yellow Liquid Pearls. The ferny leaf is a Martha Stewart punch that I love! I then dotted around the shield border with pink & yellow Liquid Pearls .
I loved doing this layout~ It was quick , easy & fun!!!
Thanks again for taking a peek~ and also for your comments!
You guys are the best!!! :D