I was honored to be asked to be a guest designer for We R Memory Keepers! I received a wonderful box of goodies from their Antique Chic collection to play and create with. At the time, Michael's niece had just gotten married and Mia had a role in the wedding party as flower girl. The yellow was a perfect compliment to the sunflowers in Amber's bouquet and the formalness of the line went perfectly with a wedding!
I hand embossed the Coredinations background paper for a little added texture and to carry over the diamond pattern into the background.
You can't have a wedding without lace, bling and flowers! The flowers are cut using a Tim Holtz die and my Big Shot. I hand cut the Mr and Mrs from a piece of patterned paper and used a sticker from the sticker sheet for a bigger "&". The diamond and the zig zag created by the tops of the diamonds are inked to make them stand out a bit from the background paper.
The journal spot is a piece of the patterned paper that I cut down to journal size and tucked in beside the picture. You can see from the picture here where I pop dotted up the embossed sticker with the date and location of the wedding.
Amongst the treasures in my box were some die cuts. As it was, the Dress die cut wouldn't have worked on this layout but it made the perfect background for some layering. There is a dress laying underneath that yellow "congratulations" embossed sticker. The added texture of the embossed stickers really adds to the layout. The quality of WRMK product is phenominal!
It's funny, I created this layout a couple of months ago and seeing it again, just makes me beam! Though it's called Antique Chic, you can see from this layout, it doesn't have to be reserved for just antique.
Generous as they were, there was plenty more paper and stickers to create another layout! I've had fun experimenting with 8.5 x 11 layouts lately. This one may be considered vintage! At least, there are days that I feel that way! Our marriage isn't! 13 years young that one, with many more years (hopefully decades!) to go!
Again, some of the stickers didn't work with what I had in mind "straight up" so I personalized. Both the sign and the circle have overlays upon the original.
This layout is entirely WRMK with the exception of the thread, bling and ribbon. That ribbon has been in my stash forever, not even sure who the manufacturer is. Heidi Grace at a guess...
Thank you We R Memory Keepers for the opportunity to guest design this month!
If you haven't already, I suggest you take a stroll over to the We R Memory Keepers facebook page, "like" them and give them a shout out that I sent you! They have lots of wonderful inspiration for you.