It's a very inspiring day today with Shimelle Laine and the Be Our Guest collection . . .
My first chance to play with all the new goodies from the Be Our Guest collection!
I started with the pink check as the background. Love that the new cardstock-weight paper makes it great for a page background without any extra cardstock. Perfect!
Then stamped the ledger design with fountain pen ink in the bottom corner, and used two journaling cards in this cluster of embellishments - the pink silhouette from Be Our Guest and also the red carnation from an earlier pack. I write my journaling on the blue ledger paper from Be Our Guest and cut it to fit a glassine envelope, then added some black floral ribbon (American Crafts) to the journaling for more dimension. There's also a button card in there as an embellishment. Just inked the edges and left the buttons as they came. Of course there's also an embellished butterfly there and there's a JBS pearl sticker on the flower with a smaller butterfly sticker at the top left corner. The 'photographs' stamp is one I found at an antique fair for £1, and I stamped it with fountain pen ink on a scrap of old book paper.
The journaling is all about the dress and its quirks. I wanted something not long but not actually 'short'. I wanted white with some colour (preferably pink). I wanted sleeves even though it was summer. And a peter pan collar. And in the end I found all of that in one dress by a London designer, Candy Anthony. Once I found the dress, everything else fell into place!
Other supplies - Thickers letters for the title (American Crafts), Martha Stewart border punch, House of 3 diecut in the top left corner and some elastic cable by Making Memories. The photo is by SJ Dowsett. (Scrapbooking brides: put your dress back on just a bit after the wedding/honeymoon and get a scrapbooker to take pictures of you. You will be so very glad you did.)
SO Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration Shimelle!