Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ah...True Love

This is a layout for my 'Love Story' album. I still haven't found the perfect album yet, but I have 6 or 7 layouts for it. For this layout I used some Wild Asparagus paper for the backround. Wild Asparagus is a recent discovery of mine. It is the nicest paper I have ever used. The patterns are so beautiful and the texture is amazing. I sprayed a little bit of Glimmer Mist on the paper to give it a slight sheen. I also glimmer misted the back of the vellum quote, using the black die cut as a mask. If you ever plan to use glimmer mist on vellum be warned that it curls up when wet. I like the effect, but it is not something I could have planned. I used Doodlebug glitter in Beetle black on the title. I also used some doodlebug flock on the braces for a rich, textured look. The locket is a junk store treasure and I crocheted the flowers myself. The brads in the center of the flowers are plain office brads. I didn't have any in the size I wanted, so I used a rub on to alter the look. The notepaper is from Making Memories and the heart paper is a little splurge from my last trip to the scrap store. It is from "Journaler's Notebook" by Creative Imaginations. At $8.50 for 20 pages it was a real splurge for me, but I really loved it. I colored in the leaves with colored pencils and added more glitter to the flourishes. The ticket that says 'Never Forget' is by Melissa Frances. I really hate the way I look in the photograph, but it is sentimental, so I felt like I have put off scrapping it for long enough. I have a lot of photos where the quality is not the greatest, but are very important to me. It is hard for me to get over that, but preserving memories is what scrapbooking is really all about. Of course that and all the pretty papers.... Thank you so much for reading. Have a fantastic day!


Jacey's Mom said...

Beautiful layout.

Diane Davies said...

Love your scrap style!! Some great LO's. A fellow CafeMom'r too!

The Man Crew said...

B, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful handiwork...thanks for the inspiration. I haven't done my wedding album yet, because I keep waiting for my scrapping style to become exactly what I want my album to look like...on the ohter and..my wedding pics have been in limbo for 12 years now...time to do SOMETHING with them...LOL!

Kath said...

Hi Beate
thanks for the kind comments on my blog and I love all your LO's fabulous - wish I had more time for scrapping....I just do cards...cards...cards