Thursday, February 7, 2013

Clean Out

My mum is not a sentimental person, and definitely not a crafty one. After dad passed away/OK to be honest before he passed away she was down in his shed clearing it out tidying it up and i remember dad saying "for gods sake Loo (that's what he called me Lindy loo) I'm not dead yet." But that's mum she had to do something at the time. Well, about two months later when dad passed away mum cleaned out all of the photos and albums and of course i couldn't let her throw them out so i just had to take them.
Amongst the treasures was this photo from our wedding day, i know you are not meant to use real photos but that's OK this photo is in our professional wedding album and we must have got another copy for mum and dad. On a side note, have you looked at your wedding album/photos lately? We will be 25 years in December so i guess now is as good a time as any to have a peek down memory lane.

Digressing AGAIN
Here's the LO
Again i used my inner Shimelle and thought about my colour scheme. I started looking for green papers , then i wanted a paper that had some red and pink in it for the roses and mums dress. The rest just came together after that. I have used 5 different background papers from 4 different companies, they are all old and from my stash. Yahoo.
Then i went through all my embellishments looking for red, green and pink and i found that chip board flower from Crate paper which i thought matched quite well, then i got a bit stuck as i couldn't find any other flowers that kind of matched so i decided on butterflies. To make the title match in i used the asterisks from the letters as embellishments and placed them here and there about the page.
No washi on this one but there is some stamping. All in all i am very happy with the way it turned out.

There is quite a few professional photos in the box i got from mums just waiting to be scrapped, luckily i have plenty of paper and embellishments.

Now i may just go and pull out my wedding album, the wedding video can wait for another time.
Good night all.


dawn said...

Linda, this is so sweet! I love this peek into your wedding day, how lovely you both look.

Great colors and putting them together, looks great with the white dress. All your embellishments really make the page SHINE!!

Thanks for sharing the story about your dad too and thank goodness you saved those pictures. Enjoy looking at them and scrapping them.


suzitee said...

Gorgeous Linda! Shimelle has been so inspirational for your scrapping... your new style is just lovely!

Tracey said...

Wonderful the mix of pretty pattern papers and embellishments. Love seeing your inner Shimelle:) I love her style too..I'm doing the paper party class! Well actually its all down loaded. I do each prompt when I get a chance. Loving it!!