Monday, September 21, 2009

My Mind's Eye {Breaking Free: Sister's Floral}

This picture is one of just a few that I have from our wedding/honeymoon. I scrapped our wedding using most of the pictures we ordered from the ship's wedding photographer and then the few we had taken by a friend were loaded on our old computer that crashed. (I know better now and backup to an external hard drive at least once a month!) Anyway, I do have a few photos taken by the ship photographers over the week that we were on the cruise. I think this one is sweet - the way that I'm looking at my husband. But in reality, he had probably just done or said something picking on me - to make us all laugh. The picture was taken at our dinner table just hours after we were married. And I think that the 4 friends that sailed with us were eating with us.
I try to buy 2 of every patterned paper I buy... and I'm glad I did here because I had to use the 2nd piece to cut out flowers for embellishments. LOTS of cutting!
I've wanted to try this for a while. I'm sure there's a really fancy technical name for it - where you pleat the paper. I've seen it done with stitching down the middle but since my sewing machine is on the fritz, I had to improvise. I do like the added texture it adds to the page but it was a booger to get it to stay down! The magic red tape saved me though :)
I really like those glittery lace circles. I'm not much of a heart fan, but it worked on this page. Actually, I'm not a very romantic or sappy person, so I felt silly making this page and coming up with journaling! Please don't laugh...especially if you know me! LOL

Oh, and can you believe I didn't reference a sketch?! I did actually start off with one in mind but I altered it so much that I actually feel like this is more of my own design...for once!


Momma T said...

Ahhh....I love it. Its a great picture!

Amy said...

Very pretty! Your pleating, ruffling, whatever they call it LOL turned out great! That red tape is good stuff ;)

Becky said...

I think you ARE deep down sappy or else you wouldn't scrap! :-)

I love it!!! :-)