Friday, May 27, 2011

Two are better than one!

Its reveal day again at Stuck on U Sketches, and I am so excited to share this Friday's sketch and my interpretation with you!  Since my dh and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary,  I decided it would be fun to scrap one of our wedding photos again.  This photo is of us sitting in the back of the limo and its a fav of mine. 

 I used Basic Grey's Curio pattern paper and loved how it went with my photo.

here is the sketch by our own Ness.!  Its gorgeous and just one of her many beautiful ones.  Be sure to check out her blog!

 I made the large flower with my Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and used a I am Roses flower for the center and the smaller roses as well.  They started off white and I used distress ink and water and colored them.  I like to do it this way as then I can make them any color I need.  The green flowers are from Prima's E line. I used some Dusty Attic chippies behind the flowers that I had used Distress Stains and then covered with Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.

Here you can see the pattern paper that looks like black lace.... I love it!  I use a string of pearl to separate the two patterns.  For the title I used some sweet Thickers that a scrappy friend brought to my attention and then let me buy them from her!!  Thanks Thelma!

I can't tell you enough how much I love Dusty Attic chippies! This vintage hanging lamp post is just gorgeous!  First I covered it with walnut distress stain and then walnut distress embossing powder.  I put a piece velum behind the chippie to look like glass. I used my new MS wild flowers PAP that I got for Mother's Day around the edge of the background paper and inked the edges to define it a bit more.

In this photo you can see the technique I used on the photo.  First I sanded around the edge of the photo to give it a worn look, and then I got a brain wave to used Distress Embossing powder!  I am sure others have done this as well, but it was the first time I thought of it. lol  I used 3 smaller doilies behind the photo, and left it plain.  I know! Shocking isn't it?  I didn't add ink or anything!!

At the bottom of the photo I used a strip of paper that I had used my MS doily punch and ruffled it. I love the soft touch it gives.


  1. Oh Bonnie, I just love your take on the sketch, your wedding photo is stunning, such a beautiful couple and congratulations on 25 years!! that's so awesome!! Love your take on the sketch, just perfect. Love Ness xx

  2. Love it!!!! I am crazy about Dusty Attic's pieces. Your choice of the lamp post was perfect!!!!!

  3. very beautiful fav paper collection of all time and the photo is beautiful

  4. Fabulous photos and such a grand take on the sketch! Love all your chippes and I'm a big fan of the Curio collection. Have a great weekend!

  5. Gorgeous layout, Bonnie!! Love the BG Papers, Dusty Attic Chippie, and the embossing around the photo is fabulous!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs!!