Today I bring you a project I have really loved putting together as it brings back so many lovely memories and it is my entry for the current challenge hosted by Terry over at A Vintage Journey . The theme for the challenge is Fond Memories click on the link for full details. Terry asks that the focus of any creation for this challenge is memories of a special person, a pet, a period in time or a wonderful event, and of course be inspired by Tim Holtz. I chose a wonderful event as the subject for my project, that event being our Wedding Day.
Normally when doing a project with lots of photos I would make them black and white, but on this occasion I have purposely kept the photos in colour to show you the somewhat unusual colour scheme of green and yellow. Looking back the whole colour scheme of the day is quite amusing.
To try and represent the colours I used Tim's Paint resist technique using Picket Fence DP through the Doily stencil onto the eight fronts of the apertures followed by squeezed lemonade, shabby shutters and bundled sage DI applied over the top. The paint acts as a resist and gives a lovely pattern. The lace trim was cut from the vintage lace die, I decided to keep this white to lift the darker colour a little on the front panels.
The eight inner panels were done using the same resist technique but this time using the Latticework stencil and then spritzing with a mist made with shabby shutters re-inker. There was a little bit of recycling going on along the way too.
This front frame shows me and Al in combined love hearts aah! The alpha chips had to be cut down a little to fit, and and the calendar was done with tissue tape. I added the film strip right at the end using my tiny attacher, to give a bit of extra interest on the edges.
This Photo is where the colour co-ordination gets funnier, check out my brothers BROWN, my Dads BLACK, and Alan's GREY suit!! yet somehow it didn't matter, everyone just had a great time. The 21 was my age and the 34 Alan!, 2/6 - the date.
This is one of my favourites of me and Al backed onto a burlap heart. Don't you just love Tim's new arrows? I found this spotted white ribbon in my stash and thought it matched the spots on my dress
This is one of the funny things the photographer had us doing, sitting down on the lawn surrounded by my bridesmaids bouquets. I used this little ring rather than a plain wedding ring, as it looks a bit like my eternity ring. The white lace looks very similar to the edging on my veil. This veil was mark 2 (Mum accidentally put the iron through Mark 1 the night before and my sister and I had a quick dash to the bridal shop for a new one on the morning of the Wedding).
Here we see both sets of Parents, the wording 'so proud' came to me as that is what most folks say to the Parents at Weddings isn't it? 'You must be very Proud'. The wording was put together using ideology label letters, and the photo is backed onto an adage ticket.
My bridesmaids wore apple green dresses made by a friend, and we all carried bouquets of white and yellow carnations, although one appears to have gone astray on this photo! (I probably left it on the lawn). The chit chat stickers relate to them being Created and then they kept having to be altered due to weight loss.
Cut the Cake and make a wish! the little wishbone on the ring fastener was just perfect for this photo
And finally (If you are still with me!!) Here is Alan and I on the dance floor at the reception having our first dance, obviously I had got changed by this time. The tissue paper represents the music in the background and I liked this stamp from Tim's new Mercantile set, after all no-one is perfect are they? but Alan is perfect in my eyes.
So there we are, Thank you for joining my with my trip down memory lane.