Monday, 12 April 2010

Wedding number one this year

...is coming up this weekend, so I had to get my skates on to get the album done that I wanted to make! It's for the guests to write something in on the day and for pictures of the guests. Each double page will have a picture of the wedding guests on the left side and they can write on the right side. The pics will be taken of each couple/single person holding an empty picture frame and sticking their heads through.
I decorated mainly the cover and the back-cover for it.



I stamped some white paper with flourishes and glued tissue paper over to give a silk effect. For the front I also embossed some red card (PTI) with swiss dots and glued in a strip to the bottom half. I coloured the wedding couple from Mos digital pencil with Copic Markers and Glitter pen and cut with Nestie curved rectangles, leaving a bit of the dress peaking out to the side. Mounted on a handcut larger curved rectangle and adhered with foam pads. Similar procedure on the text bit - just names of the couple and wedding date.


Then I made a rose out of white paper that I coloured with distress ink in fired brick. It's done with a flower punch and lots of glue. Leaves are handcut and shaped. I made a trail out of wite half-pearls and a little pin with pearls and beads and findings.



The swirly heart on the back-cover is cut on my cricut from a file I found on Paulos blog, thanks Paulo!

Here's what the inside looks like:


All bound with the BiA and 11/4 inch wires. Just in time as we are leaving for the wedding on Thursday! Hope they'll like it, I am reasonably happy with it *lol*
Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by today!

15 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Alex
A stunning album,
hugs Dianne xx

Lynn said...

Beautiful, I love everything about it. I'm sure that the bride and groom will love it too.

Lynn x

Julie said...

A lovely idea and beautifully done

Kathleen said...

wow - it's beautiful. love the coloured image on the front! ad it looks like you've got to grips with the cricut pretty quickly.
kathleen x

Chrissie said...

I think this is just stunning, a beautiful keepsake of their 'Special Day' and I'm sure they will love it.

Debbie in S. Florida said...

Alex--
I commented on Surecutsalot group, too, but wanted to tell you again that this is just beautiful. I'm sure the happy couple will love it.
Debbie in S. Florida

prob21 said...

Alexandra,
what a beautiful art work you have made. Congratulations! You are a very talented artist.
I'm so honored you have included one of my blog's files.
Thx many thx for sharing your gorgeous artwork.
best wishes,
paulo
http://scale-files.blogspot.com/

Marlene said...

I saw this over on Mo's group page at PCP, and just had to come over and inspect more closely. This is FANTASTIC!!!! LOVE IT!! I'm following you now. Love your work!

Janette said...

Just beautiful,so lucky to have this as a keepsake.x

jan.angell said...

So many techniques - and all beautifully done!

Julie said...

Alex, this is stunning!!! You've really got to grips with your cricut - I love the heart cut out, but most of all I think your colouring of the image is awesome!! Love it and what a gorgeous, personalised gift! Enjoy the wedding! Juliex

Karin said...

Hello Alex, that project is beautiful

arnold77 said...

Absolutely stunning, as is all your work.
Sandra x

Faerielore said...

WOW Alex this is stunning they will love it and that die cut heart is gorgeous !!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow Alex, this is stunning and what a fabulous idea to have the guests' photographed holding a picture frame! I love your colouring of the image and your rose is divine and the idea of putting tissue paper over the background to give a more handmade feel is brilliant! Love Lesley