Sunday, 17 June 2007

Sketch Challenge Layout

Here is my page for the challenge at Paper Paradise forum.

This is a photo of my mum and dads wedding in 1970. The photographer that they hired lost all the negatives of their wedding photos so there is only about 12 photos of the whole day. In 1990 for their 20Th anniversary, my husband and myself made an album for them. We rang all the family members who would of been at the wedding and asked them to see if they had any photos of the day, some did. We copied them, put them in a wedding album bought in a shop. So mum and dad had some more photos that they had never seen, they were thrilled with the album. Unfortunately I never heard of scrap booking then, so the photos are put in in the boring way!!!!!! Maybe I will "borrow" the album for their next anniversary and re-vamp it.

I used DCVW 12x12 Old world Stack, that my husband gave me as a birthday present last year.
I then got some plain maroon card stock for matting. I stamped Crafty Individuals C1-149 stamp around the edges with Color Box Chalk Maroon, I only wanted a hint of a design I think it worked. I used a corner rounder to soften the matting a little. I inked the edge of the photo with Maroon, stuck in place.

I then cut some card stock for the little journalling block, again stamped with Crafty Individual stamp. Again I used a corner rounder to soften the matting. I then printed the journalling onto some vellum (using Lucinda Calligraphy font), attached the vellum to the block with some gold heart brads. I then mounted the block on foam pads and stuck into place.

I then printed the heading in reverse on plain paper, attached it to the back of a strip of maroon card stock, trimmed down, ran it through my Xyron 510 machine, then hand cut the title using craft Knife and scissors, then stuck the letters into place.

I used Prima flowers and some diamond gems in the centre to add a touch of bling!!!

And that's my page!!!