Tying the knot!

Hi there Foxy Friends!

Just a week ago, my youngest daughter was a bridesmaid for the first time and I decided to scrap some of the photos she'd sent me for my final February layout. I loved the heart frame in the February Fox Box but red just didn't fit with the colour scheme! Here's how I went about creating my page.....

The Heidi Swapp Honey & Spice Collection is perfect for my photos, the dusky pinks and plum shades pick up on the colours in the beautiful bouquets.

I started by adding a watercolour background to plain white cardstock in those same colours using the packaging technique but I ended up covering it! Sometimes that happens! I then chose the papers I wanted to use and cut up the tiled paper into large and small blocks. The larger blocks have a machine stitched border using gold thread (ends left hanging) whilst the edges of the smaller squares were distressed and highlighted with gold paint. The bride wore a gold dress and I wanted accents of gold to reflect this.

I used fine sandpaper to rough up the little frame and then added a base coat of white acrylic paint. Once it was thoroughly dry I dry brushed over it with a gold acrylic paint. I love the distressed look! As the photos I was using were landscape I decided to use the frame for my journalling which I printed on to one of the cards from a cut apart sheet.

I added the tiny white key from the Tokens of Love collection and some gold flakes.

The layout was on my desk for a couple of days whilst I was deciding how to bring it all together. I had some BF butterflies in my stash and decided to give them the Midas touch too! I also added tiny vellum butterflies to the top of them.