Friday, 15 February 2013

A Timely Point of View

Today's post has me looking back, wondering where the last 40 years went to so quickly. We celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary in September, so what better way  to "Share the Love" for Challenge 12 at  than by reflecting on our lives together, so far.
This very tongue- in - cheek photo was taken at our wedding reception. It features Russ (husband, seated), best man Charles and groomsman, cousin Ron (looking quite raffish with the goatee). I think the photo speaks for itself, lending ideas for the imagination about what they were thinking!

The boys, sharing the love by giving support!!.... too late .... now, who's next!

The photo was distressed by sanding the edges and parts of the surface, then inked with 'vintage photo' distress ink. Papers from Graphic 45 'A Proper Gentleman'  and Kaisercraft 'Prairie Lane' have been used. These also received the distressed look. The lace effect was done by using lace on a teal blue cardstock and spraying generously weith Glimmermist. This was a piece left over from a previous layout and the colour matched well with some of the fine detailed patterns from the Prairie Lane collection.
Cogs were die cut from embossed card. Some were then inked with Brilliance pearlescent 'olive' and others were give a faux rusted metal finish (first time I've used this, so many thanks to all of you who have posted about this Tim Holtz method) and then brushed with perfect pearls. The slight shimmer on these hasn't shown up on the photo.
I've also used Washi Tape, featuring the theme of cogs and clocks.
As Russ and I  are now both retired, we're hoping to enjoy the journey, even more.
Thank you for visiting. I love to hear from you. Cheers, Di


1 comment:

  1. What an absolutely beautiful layout Diane and it must have evoked so many memories for you both. The embellishments you added look perfect, especially the way you changed the 'perfect Gentlemen' element and the lace is gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x