Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shimelle Laine in THE Dress

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!
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  1. This is so pretty, Shimelle!!! And your dress is lovely!! Really loving this!

  2. Fabulous job Shimelle! love the design. TFS

  3. I especially like the grey lace. =]

  4. L.O.V.E. those sneakers !!!!

  5. Love this layout with the big photo - perfect! And what a great photo and a wonderful backdrop. Great stuff. xx

  6. Remember seeing the posts around the time of Shimelle's wedding - love that dress! Beautiful page :) the large photo is wonderful!

  7. LOL, love the tennis shoes! What a lucky, great find on that Photographs stamp. Oh, and thank you so very much for listing the supplies you used--this saves us sitting and wondering for long periods of time.