Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Here Comes the Bride

I was asked by a good friend if I've ever done brides before. This has been something I've wanted to do for a long time but just haven't gotten around to it. I even saved wrapping paper from my neices bridal shower to do one for her. Now that my book is done (yay) I can focus on trying new things.

My friend, Darlene sent me a photo of her daughter-in-law and I was instantly inspired. Not only did her dress have TONS of ruffles, her hair was in the usual upsweep but had a little sprig sticking up that was absolutely ADORABLE. I had to do this piece!
I set off to shop for papers. I was lucky...most of these were at Joanns because they were basic white on white bridal stuff. Then off to the scrapbook store for the special stuff. I found a paper with this beautiful lace heart and the "Lovely" diecut. Her bouquet was white roses with hot pink and orange mixed in....gorgeous! I found this hot pink paper, probably left from Valentine's Day that had tiny little hearts and words written in the prettiest script. I cut out the words, happiness, love and laughter and have them sprouting out from the bouquet. These are words that marriages live by and if you can just remember the laughter in good times as well as tough times you shall succeed in this marriage thing. I suppose I can say this, my 28th anniversary is next month and I know a thing or two about it! I really like the way she came out. I hope Darlene likes it as much as I do.

Here is the next one I did. The picture is not too clear on this one. This is my neice. She used navy blue in her January wedding and it was stunning. I love the background papers for this piece. Her dress was a simpler line than the dress above so I thought I would be a bit more dramatic with the background. I wrote with a white chalk marker "And after the beautiful bride said I do, they lived happily ever after." This will be her Christmas present this year and I will make a print for her mom as well. These were so much fun to do. I can't wait to do another! Thanks Dar, for the inspiration!


  1. I love these! The blues in the bottom one are so unexpected, but they work so well. It gives the impression ofa very formal wedding. It would be lovely for a winter wedding too. Keep the new designs coming!

  2. I LOVE HER JULIES.... Tiana is going to LOVE HER...

  3. I love your brides!! They are lovely!!

  4. YOU are clearly married to BEAUTY.
    LOVE these!

  5. Ahhhh just gorgeous! The layering is just dreamy. I'm following you now!

  6. these are SO beautiful! i always wish i had one of all of your dresses. i would wear one every day :)

  7. WOW!!!! Julie!!!! I LOVE your brides!!! They are amazing!