Sunday, 17 July 2011

She's So Perfect!

I finally completed a layout...
WooHoo!!!
Of course it's my Bethie's Prom Night, and her looking so perfect in her dress. I am a bit frustrated though... the ink in my printer has decided it wants to ruin everything, and it's not drying on the photographic paper. Already the photo in the layout has some colour rubbed off - but I'm hoping it won't show too much. Beth's sister Naomi bought her the corsage (she was robbed, by the way! *lol*) and the pearl-top pin stuck into the photograph was in the centre of one of the white roses.
There is a fair bit of stitching - two ovals around the photo... you just can't see it too well. I used MME papers and also a couple of pieces I cut from sheets from the Mariposa range. The larger flowers are some I made ages ago, the lace was a bargain from Hobbycraft, the pearl brads from Papermania, and the brad centres of the smaller flowers are Basic Grey. The lettering is American Crafts - I've had these stickers for years! I also used Perfect Pearls here and there.
The photograph does her no justice at all... the dress was made especially for her (and then she went and lost weight after the fitting and before Prom!), and is a soft sage green shot through with golds and pale blue. It really is stunning. There are so many photographs I'd like to make layouts with from this night... so I think I may have to make a mini-album instead *lol*

**EDIT
I changed the layout slightly - added more pearl brads, and layered another (not ruined) photograph on top of the original... I'm much happier about it now.

The updated layout

Details... you can see where the new photo has been placed on top of the older one.

The pearl pin (with added bits) that was in her corsage.
P.S... Thank you so much for all your comments! My baby (16, but truly still my baby!) thinks she's horrible looking - and I'm sure that all your lovely comments about her will help bolster her confidence.

8 comments:

misteejay said...

Stunning LO - so much lovely detail to set off that beautiful photo.

Toni xx

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous - both your daughter and the LO, plus that beautiful dress. She's gonna treasure this for sure. Di xx

Scattychick said...

Beautiful LO of a gorgeous girl really love this one Sheleen x

Karen said...

Gorgeous girl, gorgeous dress and very gorgeous layout.

Sandra said...

oh wow, it's stunning ... Your daughter is beautiful - she's just going to love this layout.

thank you for your lovely post on my blog - you're very very right, I can already tell that some days are easier than others, although so far I haven't had too many easy ones. I'm sure they'll come in time ... thank you xxx

Rachael Elliott said...

Beautiful page Sheleen and your daughter looks stunning!

dawn said...

What a beautiful layout for a beautiful girl and fun memory. I love all the colors in her dress, didn't notice that last time. The layout really goes well with her dress...elegant. Great job MOM.

Anita said...

wow!WOW! Sheleen, your gorgeous girly looks stunning on an equally beautiful layout. I love all the various lush elements you have used too. Beautiful work as always :).
Warmest wishes Anita..xxxx