Weddings are a time for celebration, and I just adore this photo of the wedding party celebrating Elizabeth and Andrew's special day. I created this layout with the ScrapThat! August Kit and also feature several gorgeous ribbons, lace, and cording from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.
MK, EAO, FAO
Tips and Techniques:
Gem Banner ~ Aren't these crystal encircled pearl gems in the EAO Kit just gorgeous? I used them all in one fell swoop, adding decorative jewelry links from my stash to create this corner feature. I used Tombow 3-D Foam Tabs from RRR to adhere the pearl gems.
Mixed Media Background ~ I enjoy supporting my photo in subtle ways. This Heartfelt Creations script stamp is 1 Corinthians 13, the Love Chapter. I used Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx to stamp. The leaves are created with a DecoArt stencil and molding paste.
Borders ~ We all have punches in our stash, and I used several to randomly punch around the border, then stitched varying straight, zigzag and curved stitches around the page.
Corrugated Butterfly and Heart ~ These are hand crafted from corrugated board with tiny ridges, the kind in postal shipping boxes. The heart was wrapped with RRR Iridescent White Metallic String by May Arts and topped with a FAO Prima rose. The Iridescent String is one of Bonnie's must have's from her store. I love the sparkly bling this sweet thread adds to my projects!! My Corrugated Butterfly Tutorial can be found here.
Flower Clusters ~ What an amazing variety of gorgeous flowers in the Main Kit and FAO Kit! I separated some of the pink flowers into two pieces and the Beaded Coffee Petaloo flower was brushed with the Moonlight Smooch Accents to soften. I also dabbed a couple shades of purple ink onto the open rose to add visual dimension.
Ribbon Leaves ~ I wanted the ribbon leaves to be tucked into my cluster, so I cut off lengths of May Arts White Ribbon Leaves with just one or two leaves and placed them around my flowers.
Chipboard ~ I "painted" on some Smooch Accents in moonlight to add the creamy pearlized accents to this Dusty Attic chipboard from my stash.
Four Loop Ribbon Bow ~ I used a variation on Ginny's double loop bow to create this bow with gorgeous white Seam Binding. Instead of using my fingers, I got creative and used the handles of my pliers. You can find Ginny's Double Loop Bow Tutorial here.
Lace ~ I used the gorgeous white rose lace from the MK to accent the photo. I also tucked Juliet Natural Crochet Lace into the borders.
Glittered Butterfly ~ The Etsy butterfly in the MK is so pretty, but just a little dark for this page, so I rubbed some Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx lightly onto the wings, then spread Lavender and Gold Stickles on for some bling. The Want2Scrap pearl flourish is from my stash.
Distressing ~ My Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All made quick work of distressing my edges and mat.
I used this Bird Is the Word sketch and featured word, "Celebrate" as inspiration.
This gorgeous ScrapThat! Kit will be available for purchase to non-subscribers on August 1. Stop by the ScrapThat! Store for details and complete listing of kit contents once the kit is available. Previous kits are currently available for sale.
If you are looking for a place to buy lovely ribbons and lace stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.
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