Here's what we got to play with this week:
(A little side note on the color names: Janet and I were talking on the phone trying to come up with names for the colors, and we decided to go with fabrics. The first three came fairly easy. When we got to the fourth color, we were debating about what color it was. I thought it looked olive; Janet said it was gray. Janet was thinking of "Funky Flannel," but I said they still wouldn't know what color it was. We went back and forth, and I said it's sort of like "mystery meat," and that's when we both started cracking up and decided that would be the name of the fourth color. Ha-ha--a little double entendre.)
I was in a time crunch this week, so I combined this challenge with the challenge at Creative Prompts for You, where our prompt was Gustav Klimt's painting, "The Kiss." This painting inspired the topic and title of my layout.
A friend of ours took some beautiful photos of us during our wedding ceremony, but sadly, he didn't capture our "you may now kiss the bride" moment. Luckily, I have this snapshot that my sister took of us at the reception. It's really dark, but I wanted to document this moment in time from thirty years ago. I plan to journal on the back of the page.
Here are some closeups. I dug out lots of old papers and combined them with newer stuff. I added so many layers that you can only see a hint of the BasicGrey Capella paper and the Webster's Pages paper. The gray paper in the background is really old Mustard Moon paper, and the piece that ooks like a tile is Marah Johnson, by Creative Imaginations, also ancient. The little postage stamp looking bits are cut from an old K&Co. Life's Journey vellum sheet that I've had FOREVER. The Noteworthy card is from Echo Park's For the Record collection.
Like I said, I interpreted that fourth color as olive, so I dug out some peridot embossing powder and used this cool KaiserCraft stamp on vellum. I was worried the heat gun would melt the vellum, but it stood up nicely. The sparkly letters are Thickers, and the little birdcage, butterflies, and clock were cut out of some Webster's Pages papers.
Of course I had to add some flowers on a wedding page. The fabric rose is Bo Bunny, cut from some flower ribbon, and I added a jeweled brad. I got a ton of these from Jo'Ann's years ago, and they're so pretty--the brand is Creating Keepsakes. The other two flowers are Prima.
The pretty gray ruffled trim is Pink Paislee. I originally used the border punch beneath it on some patterned paper, but it looked too heavy with the delicate ruffles, so I decided to dig out some more vellum (I probably have 200 sheets of that stuff from way back when it was all the rage) and punched it. I ran my embossing ink over the edge and sprinkled it with the same peridot embossing powder.
I've got some doilies tucked in there, and it's hard to see, but I added some sheer swiss dot fabric between the bottom and the next layer--inspired by the fabric in the Inspiration Photo. The leafy stems are stamps by Melissa Frances.
Head on over to CCG and CP4U and see the awesome work everyone did, and you'll surely want to play along. There are, as always, prizes to be won. Check out both sites for details.
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