Friday, 8 July 2011

The Scrapbook Garden - Family Wedding

This is my 5th  layout from design kit 4

Its a while since I did a double page layout and I forgot just how much I like doing them.
Sometimes if you have a selection of photos relating to one event
its hard to choose which one makes it to the scrapbook.
By doing a double page layout it enables you to get more images onto the layout .
I had 3 photos of this wedding but 2 of them were very similar
so in the end I decided to just use the 2 of them.
Its the Wedding of my Grandmothers cousin Hannah Cain
who was in the Salvation Army and was married in her Army uniform instead of a wedding dress.
Another example of how the times have changed
as even todays weddings in uniform are very elaborate occasions. 
Looking at the pictures there were no signs of lace or wedding extras that you normally see
so i decided to go with a darker more plain layout.

I started with the Bordeaux cardstock 12 x 12 from Dovecraft
its a lovely rich colour, I teamed it up with the
which contrasted perfectly.
I cut the 12 x 12 in half and then diagonally to get the large corner pieces
Then adding some Prima 12 x 12 
paper from the Botanical collection called 'My Love' 
this paper was left over from my first design kit
I made up the 2nd side to match the first
I used Thickers for the word Family in the title
and inked it with Distress ink to give it that cracked look which I love
I then used the Prima Botanical collection paper
for the remainder of the title
I inked the heart as I felt it needed something
lovely dovey on it seeing as it was a wedding
I cut some tags from the Bazzill French Vanilla
12 x 12 and embossed them with a wedding cake and some wedding bells

instead of using a brad in the top of the tag I added
a couple of lillies , Hannah was carrying Lillies in her boquet
and although a slightly different shape to this lily i thought it matched in ok.

some champagne glasses , 2 love birds, my photos matted in the Prima
paper and then the french vanilla and my journaling.
and thats it........

I enjoyed making the double page , and it really helps to fill up an album if you have alot to do.
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Anonymous said...

Hi Jaqi. Another fab page. I really like your idea of cutting the paper diagonally (always think of Harry Potter when people use that word! LOL!) It works great with the double page. Have a lovely weekend.
Regards Florence.

Jaqi said...

Thanks alot Florence ....hehehe yep that always makes me think of Harry Potter too, funny how things just stick isnt it?Thanks for the comment its much appriciated

This is brilliant , i love it !