Here's another layout from the retreat weekend. Its not my normal style at all but I really like it. The photo was taken while we were getting ready for my wedding in September 1999. The girl in the black dress is my step-niece and she was busy putting on her lipstick, watched VERY closely by my littlest bridesmaid, my youngest niece Charley. She was totally absorbed in the magical thing that the big girl was doing and copied her mouth movements, completely unaware of what she was doing. This little girl is about to have her own baby - how time flies!
I managed to use a really old and previously unloved patterened paper that I got in a lucky dip bag at some point. I never thought I would use it as it is one of those pieces that has things already designed on it with very little scope for your own placement. The colours were ideal for the picture though and it came together quite swiftly. I curled the edges of the main patterned paper using the water and rolling method.
I used various punches and hand cut flowers to layer up into clusters and then added some bling for the centres and a couple of my precious resin flowers for dimension.
I think this is probably the oldest picture in my album now but goodness what a lot has happened since then! I wonder what the next 14 years will bring?
Bye for now