Sunday, 16 June 2013

"Dart" Off Into the Sunset

Once again, it is time to add another page to the family archives. The Lady Commander of Copics and I went into the caverns and found the old tome where the records are kept. After sifting carefully through boxes of yellowed photographs, we found some of our parents’ wedding and decided to use those to create the new archival entry. 

I don’t make scrapbook layouts often, because I don’t feel I’m particularly skilled at them, but I guess that means I need the practice. For this page, we used some vintagey looking patterned paper and this weird “tissue-fabricy” type paper that I had procured at the Everything For One Brass Coin stand in the Market Square. I chose these papers because I felt they matched the autumn colours in the photos (my parents were married in October). With great difficulty I tore the fabric/tissue paper and added it to the side of the page.

The sentiment was cut from the “Dreams Come True” Disney cartridge. We used orange and green for the flower because it matched those super ugly flower things on my father's beloved Dart. (I also love that the front wheel doesn't have a matching hubcap - lol). It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the letters were embossed with my trusty “Swiss Dots” Cuttlebug folder and the orange flower was embossed with some floral patterned folder. That crazy silvery glittery plant life was from the depths of my sister’s stash...I’ve no idea from whence that originally came. Working on this earned me +70 LO exp points. I’ll need many more to actually level up though.

The happy couple will drive off into the following challenges:
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge #56 (used #1:diecut/punch #3:patterned paper #4:gemstones #6:something glittery #7:dry embossing #10:sentiment)

With another page done, we carefully placed the ancient tome back and went to clean the dust from our tunics.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great wedding lay-out! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Zenita Smith said...

Awesome Layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge

Georgiana said...

Very pretty layout. You should definitely make more. Thanks for sharing at Little Scrap Pieces.

Have a wonderful day,
DT Member
• Carson's Creations •

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

What a beautiful memory page, certainly a treasure!!
Thanks for joining us at My Crafts Spot :)

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a super page - and such a fabulous way to treasure these photos of your parents' wedding! I especially like the way the title pops with the black shadow. The feathers are a lovely touch too. You seem quite skilled at layouts to me!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Sherrie K. said...

Such a beautiful layout!!! This would look awesome on display in a shadow box:) Lovely design!
Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Jenn Borjeson said...

I don't scrapbook much, either, and I really should. You rocked this, it's just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us again at DICC. :)

Dreamtime Designs said...

Hi :)
Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Crafts & Me :) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. The photos are lovely & I love that leaf embellishment .. gorgeous. A lovely layout :) Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like :)

Dreamtime Designs:

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Gorgeous layout! Those pictures are awesome! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Karen said...

Beautiful layout I love the leaves great accent...thanks so much for joining the lsp challenge. Karen

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