I made another page for Monica's book. For those who don't know, my best friend's daughter, Monica, lost her 23-year-old husband to bone cancer after a valiant battle with this evil disease since he was diagnosed at the age of 17. It's so heartbreaking, but a little ray of hope is that Monica's pregnant with James's baby. I'm grabbing photos off of Monica and James's Facebook pages and making a book for her.
This photo is from their wedding. They got married in one of those Las Vegas chapels. I knew I wanted to use BasicGrey to create an elegant sort of page, and when I was going through my [immense] stash of BasicGrey, I landed on Blitzen. I know it's a Christmas collection, but that green and blue damask went well with the water, and the red went with the gondolier's sash, so I thought, what the heck, I'll use this!
I was looking for a pretty border and came across this gold one by K&Co. that I got on clearance and it seemed to perfectly match the golden glow behind the balcony in the background. I love to add word and phrase stickers to my pages, so that's what I used in place of the flags in the sketch. I couldn't fit three on my 8 x 8 page.
I love these BasicGrey letters. When I was finished with my layout, I kept thinking it was too plain, and I kept trying to add things, but they just didn't look quite right. The last little detail I added to my page was a little cut-out design from that same paper I had used and added it to the title.
This layout isn't quite as detailed and layered as I tend to like to make my pages, but in the end, I think it has an elegant feel I was going for, and I hope Monica will like it!
Go check out all the awesome takes on this great sketch by the Creative Scrappers team, and I hope you'll play along with us. It was a really fun sketch to work with.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!