Sunday, June 24, 2012

June Design Team Pages: Wedding Edition

Earlier this month I was given Little Yellow Bicycle Swoon Collection to use for my Design Team Kit. It was fun too becuase I then got to pick out my own alphabets and cardstock.

The papers were beautiful and I loved the texture and weight. It worked out perfectly since I have tons of wedding pictures to scrap...especially from Erin's wedding. The kits were smaller this time since the big craft show is coming up, so I didn't have as many pages to do

So here is what I came up with....

I thought it would be fun to do a couple of tags this time to mix it up a bit. The top tag has a really pretty design on the paper, but it's embossed silver so it's really hard to see in the picture. The banner has the word "Always" in a pretty script in it. 

I was going to just stick to black and white for the paper and accents and keep the picture in color only, but then these flowers were part of my kit and they needed color too. So I mimiced the colors from Erin's wedding bouquet in the paper flowers (yellow centers that fade to pink edges).  The damask design on the background was drawn with my Cameo sketch pen! It's all sparkily and awesome. I love it...and it was fun to learn and use a new technique with my Cameo. 

Here is a close up of the detail.

I didn't want to do just do wedding pictures, so I dug through my printed pictures and found the one below. This is one of my very favorite pictures of my Nana and Grandpa and thought it would be fun to do a page about them. And yes, this is a black and white page. It was really hard for me to not add any color. But I do love how it turned out. It's hard to see the banner on the top of the page (it's part of the background paper), but it says "happily ever after". So sweet.

Here is a detail of the cluster of embellishments. The heart has a cool crackle paint on it, as does the buckle on the ribbon. Pop dots help the "Love" word stick to look like it's floating in the middle of the oval frame.

This last double page layout was harder for me to put together. I knew I wanted something fun and bright for a collection of Erin's wedding pictures, since her colors were pink, yellow, and green. So this is a series of pictures showing how it came together.

At this point, I knew that I needed to add more of the papers I had been given and I struggled to figure out how and where to put them since they are various shades of gray.

So I cut a bunch of circles out to see how that would work. I liked it. I then added some "pearl" circles using liquid pearls. I also really liked the splattered white paint on the green paper. The green is very bright and so I wanted to try to tone it down a bit. The paint helped. I also sprayed the background with a pearl mist so it's really sparkily. I love it. :)

A close up of the title. I wanted to use the "I do" chipboard piece, but LDS weddings you don't say I Do, so then I remembered the lyrics to a song that say, "I do love you." Its a fun, bright song that was perfect for this page. And I love the letter stickers.

I had enough paper for one last single page layout using a picture from my other sister, Caitlin's wedding a few years ago (I can't believe it's been 3!) And please excuse the terrible lighting...I finished the page tonight so there's just the terrible light in my kitchen to use. Oh well. You still get the idea. :)

Here are a couple of detail shots. This page is super simple, but I liked the way it turned out. :)

So there you have it. That is what I did this month with my DT kit. :)

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