Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Under the Sea Dream Wedding

My Aunt and Uncle were married on the beach in Hawaii.
My Aunt had a hard bound book of their wedding photos created 
online from Walmart. While she was happily showing around her wedding book
it began to fall apart. She had only had it a few weeks. This made me sad.
So I immediately went on her face book page and started downloading
her wedding pictures. I ordered prints online from Costco, and am now
ready to begin creating their new wedding album. 

Now it just so happens to be the start of a new challenge at Aurora Wings,
and the theme is: Dream Wedding.
I'm pretty sure that a wedding on the beach in Hawaii is a dream wedding.
I'd like to have a vow renewal (next year is 20 years) on the beach somewhere.
Just me and my husband, and the officiant. No one else. No shoes either.
A girl can dream...   

I decided to use this adorable Aurora Wings image called,
"The Gift". Seems perfect for the very first page of the
wedding album. I colored the cute Mer-couple using Copics.
I went with vivid hues since I love using bright colors on
fantasy images. No rules. I love it. 

I've been collecting beach themed dies and embellishments for this project.
I used some TH distress inks and paint to color the TH sand dollar
and seahorse die cuts. I used Frantage on the "love" die cut to make 
it fancy, and stand out against the sand dollar. Added the starfish brad 
and the gold dew drops for more interest. And cheesecloth. Ya gotta have cheesecloth
for many uses, but especially for an ocean netting embellishment.    

I popped a teeny half pearl in the clam shell. It fit perfectly.
I also Stickled bubbles using crystal Stickles, along with punched circles of glittered
and pearlized papers to represent bubbles, too.
I think I got my point across. Gotta have lots of bubbles.
And here it is! I am liking where this is going. 
Mitzi has a bunch of other ocean/sea inspired images that will be just
perfect for the rest of this album. I'll be sure to share my progress.
I hope to have this done by their anniversary in September.

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to check out all the other
wonderful inspiration samples on the Aurora Wings challenge blog.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:


  1. You are the best person in the whole wide world. :)

  2. That's so sweet of you to make you aunt a new wedding album!! :D And this is such a wonderful page with beautifully colored image and fab details. Can't wait to check out your progress on the wedding album. ^_^ And your plan for the vow renewal to mark your 20th anniversary is just so romantic! Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration for the Dream Wedding challenge at Aurora Wings.

    Mitzi xxx

  3. What a beautiful gift and labor of love for your Aunt and Uncle. They must be very special people. I love how you colored your image and the beautiful layout of your card. Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.


  4. What a beautiful beginning to this heartfelt project, Glo! Your coloring is stunning, as usual and the sparkle and texture add so much to the beachy feel. Dream wedding for sure! Your Aunt and Uncle will be thrilled. xxD Have thought about renewing our vows, but don't think I could choke out the words. You really think you could? xxx

  5. I just really like this, your elements, your coloring your design, it's just really way beautiful!


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