For my second layout to celebrate my son and daughter in laws fifth wedding anniversary I have created a layout depicting their current status, which is living in New York City. Last Christmas we flew to New York to spend Christmas with them and we had a beautiful Christmas lunch in a Manhattan restaurant by the water and then walked back to their apartment through Greenwich Village and Washington Square Park.
I have created two layouts in honour of my son and daughter in laws fifth wedding anniversary. The first layout features one of the many beautiful photos taken at their wedding. I am entering this layout in the challenges at More Than Words challenge where the challenge is:
I find it hard to scrap photos of myself but on my birthday earlier this year I chose for my treat to go on a picnic so Cooper could spend the day with us too and I thought he looked so cute in these photos I would just have to go ahead and scrap them!
I have used the mood board at Maja Design for my inspiration for the colours and the mood board at The Dusty Attic for the design.
Naturally all the papers on my layout are from Maja Design and chipboard pieces are all from Dusty Attic. Most of the flowers I have made myself and seeing I haven't made my own flowers for ages and ages so it took me a couple of tries until I was satisfied with them. I also tested my patience by fussy cutting all those little flowers.
My eldest son and his wife are currently living in Manhattan NY and my husband and I flew over for Christmas to spend it with them last year. Christmas in New York is like no other and it was so nice to have a 'cold' Christmas instead of the one they were experiencing in our home city of Melbourne, which turned out to be the hottest Christmas Day in 18 years!!! (36c/97f)
With my Christmas layout I have used the theme at Challenge Yourself and used red on my layout and stamping, as well as using a photo with me in it and I have used the February 15th sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.
My layout has been created from all 'old stuff' in my stash.
Background paper: Websters
Fussy cut Poinsettias : Kaisercraft paper and stamped with a Kaisercraft script stamp and gold ink
Flowers: Orchid Crafts
This photo is one of my favourites of Cooper and his big sister Riley. On Friday nights we usually have fish 'n chips for tea from our local take away. It's a night off cooking for me and I like to really relax and take my plate upstairs to bed with an alcoholic beverage and watch trashy TV shows whilst I eat my dinner. These were the faces that used to look up at me in bed whilst I was eating! Sadly Riley is no longer with us but I still see Cooper's face there every Friday night except now it is level with the bed!!!
All 5 colours from the scheme were used and I used the sketch for inspiration
I was thrilled when I saw that Photo Play Paper Co not only released a new collection of dog themed papers but also coincidently they had named their collection 'Cooper and friends'. Well, that is my little Cooper on the left of the photo and I have cut out a Cooper from the paper collection so you can see the similarities!! LOL
This layout was inspired by the February Moodboard at The Creative Studio. I took my inspiration from the beautiful wintery colours to create a layout featuring the beautiful seaside village of Polperro in Cornwall, UK where we stayed in 2015.
I have used the following products on my layout:
Paper: Pion papers
Chipboard: Creative Embellishments and Dusty Attic
Paints: Faber Castell, Prima
Mists: Tattered Angels
Flowers: 49andMarket and Wild Orchard Crafts
Stencils: Dusty Attic and Prima
Shells: from my local beach
Meat netting: from my friend Magi