Monday, January 20, 2014

Celebration - 50 Years Married

Was it really 50 years ago that I was a flower girl in a little red dress?  Well yes it was so this weekend I got to share in the celebration with my Aunt and Uncle and many more relations.  We had a lovely two days of celebrations and a bonus was the event was in Dunedin so we were able to catch up on our girls and dear grandsons as well. 

Last week I created this gift for them and included some of their invitation in the project as well.
Papers are Marion Smith Designs available at Embellish It.  I reused the invitation and bordered it with Manor doily borders.  Flowers are a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid.  Alpha, clock and resin hearts and metal heart are PRIMA.  The pearl beads are vintage found at a market and the metal keys from Nic Howard.   The photo is framed with a Dusty Attic piece.
Texture is added with gauze tape, lace, texture paste alpha and gel gloss medium shapes.
 and then framed in a Kaisercraft frame.

I will enter this layout in the Once Upon a Sketch January Sketch Challenge and also Dusty Attic January challenge.  I have used a DA piece behind the photo.

For OUAS my journaling is on the reverse of the layout.  I have learnt that "marriage is a partnership during the good times and bad."  This couple have been an inspiration. 

This has been a very challenging post - Our Xmas present was a new computer and it is Windows 8 with dual touch screen or keyboard.  Well the keyboard is slightly different to what I am used to with separate caplock and shift key and I keep hitting the wrong one.  Also I do not have photo editing available on it yet to make the journaling photo smaller.  Also I had trouble pasting the http address into the link box as a paste box appeared and disappeared before I could click it.  I thought that it wouldn't be too difficult when I am used to a smart touch phone but wrong!!!  so thanks for bearing with me.  It has taken 24 hours so far and had to edit the above on the old slow computer to make them smaller. 

Any tips appreciated...

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Until next time.....



Lizzy Hill said...

Oooh! Good luck with the new computer...I'd be completely LOST!!! And thanks so much for joining us at OUAS...this is a gorgeous gift & looks wonderful...the touches of lace & the lovely flowers. YUM!!! If you do Facebook, feel free to add this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page - there's a special prize up for grabs over there:):)

Val Thorpe said...

Ah I am sorry that you are having such trouble with windows 8. I made the transition so easily and had no problems at all but I am also technically challenged so am of no help whatsoever. :( BUT I love this layout and I think it is a wonderful tribute to your aunt and uncle and I am sure they were delighted with it. I love that script stamp. Beautiful work. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

Tracey Sabella said...

Dianne, what a gorgeous page, so perfect for framing!! Congratulations to your Aunt and Uncle on 50 years. Love the then and now photos!! Thanks for sharing the details of your hidden journaling! I hope you'll have the chance to post your fab LO over on the OUAS FB page!! There's an extra chance for a prize when you share with us there. Thanks for joining us for the January Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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wiosanka said...

Beautiful and very romantic layout :-) Congratulations for Your Aunt and Uncle! :-)
Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS in January :-)

Francine said...

beautiful layout Diane- love the then and now photo too - your uncle still looks very similiar!! They must have been so appreciative of this lovely gift!

Trace said...

It sure does take ages to get used to the new format, I could have thrown the laptop a few times, lol, so I hope you don't get as frustrated as I. Awesome gift Dianne, and how lovely that you all were able to have a get together .

langeatheart said...

This is stunning! Everything about it is beautiful. You have such a great eye for detail! 50 years is a beautiful accomplishment! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece of art! All the best! Come visit sometime :)