06 October, 2020

The Paper Girls Challenge #209 - Weddings

Hello Lovelies!  


It's challenge time again over at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog and I'm hosting Challenge #209 so I'd really love it if you played along!  The theme is Weddings since the NotPinkCraftyHubster and I will be celebrating TWENTY YEARS 😱😱😱in two days (on the 7th)!  

That's almost a life sentence and there's no-one else I'd rather be serving it with. 😘😘😘

If you are taking Shimelle's Start with a Sketch class my layout is based on sketch #13.1.  Co-incidentally, Shimelle actually shared this one on her Insta just a few days ago!

I'm using my September For the Love of Homemade Kits kit (as I did for The Paper Girls Challenge #208 which I didn't blog, so I'll do it in this post!). 

Instead of two photos, I used just one which gave me room for a longer title and plenty of journaling.  I meant to do a process video for this one and my last TPG challenge, but life and adulting got in the way.  I'll do a layout share instead sometime soon so watch out for that!

Cut files are one element which I'm trying to use repeatedly in my wedding album and this floral wreath by Paige Evans had what looked (at least to me) like roses and hypericum berries like we had in our flowers!

Shimelle's version uses backs fewer elements of the cut file and fewer "sprinkly bits", but I always love more and being a wedding album layout means I can do more!

I sprinkled gold mist on the cut file first and some of the leaves are backed with the dictionary print vellum from the kit.  I also ended up sacrificing more of that moon paper being the most perfect watercolour for the roses and I love the feint scripty text as an added bonus.  I also tried to make the berries look like the hypericum I desperately wanted in the bouquets.  The extra effort was well worth it!


I just don't know how Shimelle managed to fit two photos, a title and all her journaling in the same space!  I definitely had to be a bit creative in trying to get my title in.  I could have left it out but I felt it kind of tied into the story.  I did have have to pull in three different small alphas not in the kit (and of course the enamel dots)






One Thousand Words

Want more wedding inspiration?

Here's my layout for Paper Girls Challenge 208.  It uses photos from out pre-wedding photo shoot.  The paper at the top reminded me of the wrought iron in the picture and I really wanted to use that fun red paper from Love Elsie.  The layout as a whole didn't exactly turn out the way I hoped, but it's ok.  I also "cheated" by bringing in the red flocked Thickers, but they did come out of my huge wedding album kit of supplies.



The third project (which I actually made second) from my September FLHK does have a process video.  

I did have to bring in the background paper, which wasn't in the kit, but I explain a bit more about that in the process video.  

 This was created for September's Quilter's Vibe collaboration.

It also uses a cut file by Paige Evans, but with a very different look to it.  

Process Video









You Are My Sun, My Moon and All My Stars

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Love, and prolific papercrafting!