Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Follow Your Bliss

Hi Friends:  Today I'm sharing a new layout of my Mom and Dad's wedding.    Although their wedding was over 50 years ago, I absolutely love this photo - my mom and dad look so happy.  To create the layout, I used something old (the papers and Prima flowers), something new (lace), something borrowed (the photo),  and something blue (papers, LSG sprays). As with all my mixed media projects - this was tons of fun to create.  Please see below for process, challenges, and supplies.  Have a great day & remember to follow your bliss!

Detail Photos:

I prepped my background paper with clear gesso, then used the blue Creative Medium and a heart stencil to add texture.  For more texture, I used my sewing machine and stitched around all the edges. I added the blue LSG sprays to add some teture and varation to the color of the background papers. To frame the photo, I used a Blue Fern chipboard frame with Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  I also embossed the 2 chipboard pieces and title with the same embossing powder.  I added the framed photo to the page, along with the chipboard pieces.  I glued the lace and added some pearl gems to the scallop centers.  I colored several of the flowers with the same LSG sprays and added the blue and white flowers around the photo.  I selected the word "magical" from the Chit Chat stickers and added it in the center of the chipboard  accent.  I added beads around the word, then added various heart and floral charms as shown.  I finished with some white gesso and blue splatters throughout.

Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):
Berry71Bleu:  Navy is My Neutral
Blue Fern Studios: Use Blue Fern Title
More Than Words: Special / Something Blue

Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS):  Blue Hawaiian Blue, Hydrangea Blue, Bachelor Button Blue, TiffanyLou Blue
DCWV Stencil (Heart)
Recollections Detail Embossing Powder - Snow
Recollections Flowers
Prima Flowers - Innoscence 2
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard:  Ironwork Accents, Postage Frames, Follow Your Bliss title
MME Papers
Other:  gems, lace, brads, charms, glass beads/microbeads


  1. Oh my goodness - what an amazing photo! I love how you've scrapped it so beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at More Than Words.

  2. Beautiful work and such a precious memory! Thank you for joining at More than words!

  3. Another great layout Patti with so many wonderful details. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words. 😀

  4. amazing page!
    thanks for playing with us at More Than Words!

  5. A wonderful layout for a wonderful photo! It's beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  6. Just a wonderful layout, picture and design Patti.

    Hugs Diane

  7. Gorgeous page and love the styling and vintage feel! Great photo too! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu this month! ;-)

  8. Your layout is beautiful. I love the design and details.

    Thank for your always encouraging me


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