Tuesday 27 September 2011

Finding the Vintage

Looking back, it's fascinating to see how ideas for our wedding developed into realities. It all started with a shape:

Then the music we were listening to began to change. We started taking dance lessons. I finally sang to his guitar. I tried to do different things with my hair.

And after I braved the red lipstick, there was no turning back.

My interpretation of Scrapbook Challenges' final September sketch, here:

...took on a distinctly vintage theme, using some fabulous 4heures37 paper and a Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps embellishment. It features a picture of me looking distinctly vintage too. Gauche Alchemy brought me the heart stamp in the top left corner and the famous ouchless cardboard, and I'm sure you can spot the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 paper in there too.

In other news, my mail art video tutorial is now available. A little snapshot of our trip to Copenhagen. Coming soon: wedding stuff. I promise!


  1. That red lipstick is fabulous! It looks so good on your vintage page with the beautiful red accents

  2. You look definitely stunning, Cheryl!! Interesting page, great design!! Loving the vintage look of this layout!! Have a nice day there!! :)))

  3. Love LOVE vintage pages, and this one is super impressive :) The little image of the lady with the seamed stockings is AWESOME, and you are gorgeous in red :)

  4. That is such an amazing photo of you, you just look so beautiful, and a great page to!

  5. I love how the vintage style (is it the 50's & 60's?)inspires you...and wow I love how you made it your own!!You are a very stylish girly and an amazingly beautiful bride!!!And you are very creative too,can a lady wish for more??:)))
    Beautiful work !!xx

  6. LOVE this page!! You look wonderful with red lipstick!!! Fin page with the corrugated board and all the vintage art!
    You left dome very good advice on my blog today- just want to say thank you- I'll try to follow it. I have a hard time with envisioning what I want to use before I sit down and actually use it- that's why it takes so long for me to make pages.