The wedding scrapbook continues

The network was down at work today so I came home, cleaned up my crafty table, and did another couple pages in our wedding scrapbook.  That was so much more fun than working!!  (Unfortunately, I’ll have twice as much work to do once the computers are up and running.)  I used sketches for challenges for both of them.  Challenges really inspire me and give me good inspiration that I can then build upon to make my own.  Here they are (with little iPhone app stickers to cover up the kids faces):

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This was inspired by the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance.  It’s called “The Black Album Sketch Challenge” (http://scrapsofdarkness.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3531.0).  We had a lot of our photos printed in sepia, which I love and which seemed perfect for this challenge.  These photos are of my wife and myself with our boy (my “Best Man”) and our two flowergirls (on the left) and my wife and her “Maid of Honor” (on the right).  We went to a park near our house to take the photos and they turned out beautifully!  I like all the rounded edges and flourishes in the sketch, that I tried to get with some stickers.  The border was done with a white Pen-Touch marker (I’ve really been loving using white marker on dark backgrounds).

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This is for one of Sketch ~n~ Scrap’s September challenges (http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2013/09/card-sketch-10.html).   It’s designed for a card, but it’s fun and easy to use the sketch in a scrapbook layout, too.  The sketch featured the three thick lines and a big circle around/through them.  I thought this paper worked perfectly because it incorporated the circle and the time element was at the forefront of the beginning of our wedding day (we were in a MAD RUSH to get everything set up)!  We had centerpieces made of different sized mason jars and vases with assorted purple ribbons tied around them (kind of a shabby chic look).  The florist made the bouquets a little more full than I had hoped (I was hoping for more of the sparse, loose look), and they actually ended being top heavy.  That, paired with the wind that day, had them all falling over as soon as we put them out.  With a couple hours before everyone was about to show up, we were desperately trying to add pebbles (from our rock garden) to weigh them down.  When that didn’t work, we just pulled the flowers out of all the taller vases and laid them down in the centers of the tables.

Here’s the completed page with my journalling added (the sketch didn’t really have a space that I could neatly fit journaling in to because it was made for a card):

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Both background papers are from Die Cuts With a View’s (http://www.dcwv.com/) “Heirloom Stack” (I love their paper.  I have that one and “Tattered Time”, with a cool Steampunk feel)

 

 

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29 thoughts on “The wedding scrapbook continues

  1. Joanne S says:

    What a lovely cherished momento! Really like the sepia look.

  2. Great layouts! Love the clock paper! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!!

  3. What a wonderful wedding book to celebrate your beautiful marriage and wedding day…
    oxo

  4. Very nice take on the card sketch and creating it into a layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! 🙂

  5. Jennifer H. says:

    beautiful work!! thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  6. Lovely pages! I often wish I was more of a scrapbooker, but I just can’t get into it.

  7. I am not a scrapbooker (too many fabric and yarn addictions to address first!) but have to comment here to say that this looks like a beautiful momento of a very special day. AND you have the added bonus that in preparing the pages you get to relive your wedding over again!

  8. Your album is shaping up nicely! Very pretty layout! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  9. Kerry Bruce says:

    Hats off to you for turning a card sketch into a layout. I have never thought of doing that (tucked away for future use!). Beautiful story that inspired your page and gorgeous flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

  10. lostinpaper says:

    Your layouts are incredible, my fave are those sepia photos, you have chosen the perfect papers and elements to make a fabulous memory!

  11. rosebudinnh says:

    love the scrapbook pages.

  12. PS MacMurray says:

    Love the sepia effect and the page it inspired. I use scrapbook paper in some of my work and can spend a long time deciding between designs. I love to browse through the Heirloom Stack. One of my favorites. My sister got me one and I bought another one before I was done with it!

  13. Lovely work! I like how you used the card sketch to make a layout, very creative! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

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