Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Story of Her Story

Don't forget I've got a giveaway going on here currently!

I was feeling quite sentimental as I went through my large pile of photos to scrap and came across some that I snapped at my friends' wedding. This girl means the world to me, and her happiness means even more. One of my best friends for over 10 years now. We've been through many trials (lots of medical exams for a start) and celebrations (so many celebrations) together. Watching her marry the man of her dreams (and they were no small dreams!) in such glorious fashion was so emotional. I'm pretty sure I cried more than she did :-)

The only problem that left me with was my own high expectations of what a page of this magnitude was going to look like. Complex, elegant, refined, sensible and beautiful, just like my friend herself. Not frilly, frizzy, complicated, messy or grungy.

And one that captured the essence of love of course. Crazy, joyful love.
Inspiration struck when I saw the current mood board challenge at Jot Magazine. The colour scheme is light and happy. I knew I wanted to recreate all those ombre tones of pink and yellow.

Butterflies were my embellishment of choice. They speak volumes about truth, beauty and love. I cut them on my Silhouette, painted them in acrylics and then ran a few through my Cuttlebug for good measure. Just a little touch of bling was what was required as a finishing touch.

Ultimately I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I sure am glad to have put this story down on paper.



  1. who's the frillyfrizzymessygrungy one, then???!!!! Oops! Forgot complicated!!! It's such a joy & a blessing to have good friends, eh? My VERY best one I met in Vic...been through losing TWO hubbies [she got widowed in her 20s; I got divorced in my 30s!]..she was the one who led me to God....she's been my total rock, brick, guide....there's absolutely NOTHING like those sorts of peeps in your life. Gosh, I'm waxing're NOT to do another senti page for a while:):):) And those butterflies? First thing to catch the eye & totally PERFECT:):):)

  2. Stunning page natalie. The butterflies are really beautiful :)

  3. Gorgeous layout! And what a beautiful story behind it!

  4. Gorgeous!! Love the ombre butterflies and your title!

  5. Hi Natalie -- thanks so much for entering our challenge. Congrats on your win! Raquel from A Piece of Cake Designs is our challenge sponsor -- to claim your prize, when you get a chance, you can contact Raquel via the APOCD website and she will organise your prize pack. Thanks so much again! KIM


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