Saturday, 4 May 2013

70 - My wish for you

Beautiful spring colours this week and I chose to scrap a spring wedding.  I absolutely love pink and green together and wanted to use the chipboard frame which I have been saving for a special occasion.  
 Nothing more special than a son getting married!
I found the perfect patterned paper by Anna Griffin and had fun with lots of fussy cutting.

The metal title is almost as old as me and I have no idea of the brand.

And a couple of closies.

Sadly my crackle paint has gone all gluggy and didn't really perform well, but I'm slowly learning to accept that it doesn't have to be perfect!

I used all the colours and added some pale green, light blue and gold, within the 10% criteria

Metal - the title
Mini brads

I documented something about Spring.  The journalling is on the back of the page

On the first day of Spring our oldest son and his partner planned to celebrate their engagement by having a party for family and friends.  We all pitched in to help decorate their garden and prepare the food. The weather Gods smiled on us by dropping the wind and sending the sun. Our youngest son and his partner flew home from the U.K. and the newest addition to the clan looked cherubic in her pink smocked dress.  About half an hour after the invitees had arrived, the couple in question could not be found. Imagine the guests surprise to see them re-appear as Bride and Groom. Surprise!!!  The day wizzed by too quickly and I wanted to hit the re-wind button to see the special bits again. The tender moments, as they stood together holding hands.  The look on my son’s face as he said his vows and the beaming smile of the bride as she responded with hers. To have all the family gathered together to celebrate. Nothing gladdens my heart more, than to see my sons happy and know they’ve found someone to love who loves them in return. In the words of Michael Leunig, “Love one another and you will be happy.  It’s as simple and difficult as that.”

Photograph courtesy Ric Ferber.  Thank you Ric

Dusty Attic Chipboard - Sweet Pea Frame
Gesso - Atelier
Tim Holtz - Crackle paint, clear rock candy
Jo Sonja paint - pale gold
Prima ink - White
Spotlight - Flowers
Green Tara - Flowers
Prima - Flowers
Marianne design - paper roses
Martha Stewart Punch - Deco Fans
Bazzil Cardstock - Mid green
Bazzil Cardstock - Light green
Bazzil Cardstock - Dark Pink
Bazzil Cardstock - Light Pink
Anna Griffen - patterned paper, 1735 and 1733
Bazzil Cardstock - Black
Spotlight - lace
Metal title - Unknown
Basic Grey - Brads



  1. First off, did you KNOW????? How exciting!!! And that chippy looks FABULOUS...all grungey & so suits chippy, that look.....& does that mean you're turning 21 again...the metal tag can't be older than that, LOL:):):) Beautiful work, as always:):)

  2. A truly gorgeous layout Helen with stunning details... a wonderful photo, I love the punched edges, the chippie frame and the fussy cut flowers.Such a wonderful page and memory for the album, beautiful journaling as always. xx

  3. What a beautiful, and elegant layout, did an amazing job with the color scheme..that chipboard frame looks fantastic!

  4. Great page Helen...and congrats on your sons wedding! It must have been a wonderful family celebration! Beautiful fussy cutting of the papers and love the chippie, just a gorgeous page! Love it! Maybe think of entering it for the sketchbook 365 sketch challenge...I think it would be perfect! ;-)