Well I finally plucked up the courage to enter a scrapbook challenge - I must admit, when I saw what other beautiful entries were submitted, it was pretty daunting to consider throwing my proverbial hat in the ring!
This scrapbook challenge is through StampAMemory (http://tanjawestwood.typepad.com/stampamemory/2010/02/quote-to-remember.html ) . The challenge was to create a layout using a quote that is special to you.
As some of you might know, David and I finally got married in December last year and ashamedly I am yet to scrapbook any of the beautiful photos our wonderful photographer Adrian Tuazon-McCheyne
( http://www.mccheynetuazon.com/ ) took for us.
So I thought, what better way to enter a challenge with a photo and quote that mean this much to me!
So here's my first attempt:
STAMPS: Vintage Labels (from the current SAB set)
CARDSTOCK: Basic Grey as the base with outline matting in Going Grey. I also used Night of Navy for the trimming and printed from my laser printer directly onto the vellum for the quote, and laid it over whisper white cardstock
INK: Versamark and Silver embossing powder
TOOLS: Embossing Buddy, heat gun, matt pack
ACCESSORIES: Bashful Blue and Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, with small silver brads.
Here I embossed Night of Navy cardstock in silver and cut around it (see what happens when you don't have a cool scallop circle punch!?) and used my matt pack to pierce the hole before putting the brad in the middle. Of course some dimensionals never go astray eh?
I also embossed the same stamped image directly onto the basic grey cardstock for some extra bling and some light and shade to the two-toned grey theme.
The quote is: " The closer I look, the more I find to love. " and at the risk of sounding like a typical mushy newlywed, it is really true! When David was all the way away in Italy, I really didn't think I could love him more (I was pretty pathetically smitten from the beginning) - but somehow over these last 4 years we have shared, the little sneak weaseled his way further into my heart! hehe
It's a pretty simple layout, but I hope its one that you all like :)
Well, *bites fingernails* that's it for my first challenge!
Happy crafting ladies, and thanks again for all your lovely comments thus far.