Monday, August 25, 2014

Beautiful Bride Dress Form Layout

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 Hello friends!  I know I have been missing for two weeks(!!) and though I do have an excuse/reason, I will not bore you with the details and just say that I AM BACK!!  I have missed crafting so much - especially scrapbooking. While Doug stayed with my mom, I spent several hours in my scraproom this weekend working on this layout.

My darling Design Team member, Maureen, is hosting this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut challenge.  Maureen challenged us to use either a Cricut cut DRESS FORM or a Cricut cut DRESS.  I chose to use the dress form cut from the French Manor cartridge - the first Cricut Circle cartridge.


I cut the dress form in two colors - medium brown and champagne.  I wanted the stand to be darker than the form itself.  I trimmed the dress form out with Heartfelt Creation flowers and leaves.


Using my Cricut Explore for the Cricut cuts on this layout, I also used Cricut Design space and a font on my computer to cut the page title, Beautiful Bride.  I love that like other bands of cutting machines, the Cricut Explore also cuts fonts and SVG files!  Yay!  I used the font "Lavenderia Study" for the title.


I used several Heartfelt Creation thin dies for cuts on these pages - the corners, a couple of the mats, and the flowers and leaves.  I used HFC's Vintage Blossoms dies and stamps to create the layered 3D flowers.  I cut the flowers in vintage white cardstock, stamped the blossoms with Close To My Heart Blush Pink pink ink, then I sponged 3D Stempel Farbe (Stamp Paint - in Rose Metallic) onto the petals.  I used a stylus and rubber mat to shape the flower petal layers.  I glued the layers together then applied a hint of cocoa brown ink to the edges of the petals to age them.


The base paper is also from Heartfelt Creations.  I purchased this vintage looking card stock at the Creating Keepsakes Convention specifically to scrap Bethany's vintage wedding.

In the photo above Bethany's maid of honor, Bailey, was finishing up Bethany's make up and hair, placing the vintage hair piece I purchased for her.

In the photos below Bethany is allowing her bridesmaids and I to dress her in her bridal gown.  We were very careful not to smudge her make up or muss her hair!  I had the honor of lacing her in her dress.  Sigh.....


Not having been in my scraproom for some time, I have to say that I LOVED making this layout.  I love all of the lacy cuts and vintage flowers.  I cannot wait to scrap more of the wedding photos.  And I thought that Maureen's challenge - the Dress Form, was perfect for this layout!!

We hope that you decide to join us this week at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Create a project using a Cricut cut Dress or Dress Form, tell us which cartridge you used, then link to the original post at BBTB2.  

Thank you for stopping by today!!!   



10 comments:

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

This layout is absolutely beautiful - a true labor of love for your beautiful daughter...

DIANA L. said...

Gorgeous Layout Susan I love the cuts and the paper choice. I am sure we will see many more. I'm so glad you got to spend some time in your craft room. Have a blessed day
DIANA L. BBTB2 DT member
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Caroline said...

Oh Susan, this layout is so beautiful!! I absolutely love the gorgeous flowers and lacey cuts. The pictures are such wonderful memories of the day and Bethany was such a beautiful bride. I really enjoyed looking at your layout!

Sharon said...

Ohhhhh my goodness!!! This is awesomeness for sure Susan!!! Simply beautiful!!! I so love the papers, flowers, corners, font and photos!! :)

Scrapping Girl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! You have the perfect lovely embellishments to complement the vintage feel of the papers and her wedding. Love Love the paper you bought for this event. How fun to get some time in the scrap room after all you've had going on of the last few months-you deserve some crafty fun time!
:)
Michelle

Jaren said...

What a STUNNING layout! Love the title font too!

Brenda said...

Yay, so happy you are back Susan!!! I love, love this layout! And yes, I'd say you are back. This layout is stunning in every way. I love the die cuts, the flowers and oh my the pictures. You blew this challenge out the water my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Mollie said...

This is absolutely stunning, Susan!!! I don't even know where to begin, I LOVE every detail on this layout! The pics are fabulous too! What a wonderful way to showcase some of the wedding moments!

Have a great day!

Emily

moknowsall said...

You must be back in the groove! Wonderful and beautiful layout. Oh those intricate cuts are unbelievable

Maureen

Laura Pizz said...

STUNNING WORK! Love the overlays too... ~Laura