Scrapbooking Old Family Photos part 3 - Scrapping Photos Of a Marriage that Didn't Make It.
They said, "We just can't be together anymore."
Or something like that.
I don't want to judge. I've only walked in my shoes after all, but with so many happy matches ending in divorce, they can't all be blamed on infidelity or physical abuse. As a Nanny I've seen couples just "give-up." And I've watched how it devastates their children.
I wanted the page I made with these old unwanted pictures to be pretty, but "broken." I wanted them to reflect hopes and failures.
My mom was a gorgeous bride. She wore a dress worthy of Jakie Kenady made of heavy cream satin, with seed pearls, light gray beads, a sweetheart neckline and a princess skirt. She bought it from Nodstorm. It stood the test of time so well I wore it at my wedding and no one thought it was old fashioned or out of date.
I layered printed papers over a white page, then painted over them all with gesso. I used a stencil for the circles with the heavy gesso and then spritzed with several different mists. Under the photo is a simple chipboard circle, painted with gesso then mists and randomly stamped. I wrapped wire around three sections also to add a little more interest. The little flowers, originally white, are are spritzed with mist. I added faux pearls from a broken some broken vintage necklaces, and some scroll bling from my stash. I had a couple of corner scroll chip board pieces that I used some gold enamel on. I love how they turned out.
This layout is one of the Anything Goes challenge examples over at Party Time Tuesdays this week. I am so privileged to be able to post all my stuff over there. Be sure to click on over there and join this weeks challenge. I'd love to see what you come up with.