I just finished my first Custom made Wedding premade pages. I thought the process of bringing it together was pretty interesting. It took me about 4 hours of work divided in 2 days.
I spent about an hour or so deciding on what background papers and colors I was going to use. Once I decided on that. I worked on the first layer of embellishments: stamping with acrylic paint and stitching. Below you will see the first page. This is a double page spread.
Then I had to decide on the embellishments. The colors of the wedding were David Bridal's pool color, silver and white. SO I used different shades of blue and the black to make the other colors stand out.
Years ago when I did drama I learned that using triangles make for a more interesting picture. So I usually try the same approach on my layouts. If you look closely you will see that many of my embellishments will form a triangle. Sometimes I do that without even thinking of it. I realized when I finished that all the elements: stamping, flowers, bows form triangles. Here is the complete layout!
The layout does not come with mats. I did that on purpose so that the customer has the liberty to choose the size and direction of the photos. I did place some mats on the first page just to show what size of photos would be perfect here and how they would look. the mats are 4x6". There is room enough on the second page to hold a 5x7" picture or a slightly cropped 8x10".
After I placed the flowers, I began working on the title placement. I began the layout knowing the title. As I worked to fill the empty spaces I thought of placing the numbers on top of hearts and the ruffles were then the natural way to finish them off. When I begin working on layout I DO NOT have all the elements I am going to use. They come about as I create the layout. I keep on adding until I feel the layout is done.
Here are some close ups.
I made this layout without the actual wedding photos and I am so looking forward to see it with the photos!
When I was done, I noticed that on the first page there are 2 flowers placed apart and there is the number 2 of the title. Then on the second page the word "become" and the number 1 and I have 2 flowers of different sizes placed TOGETHER at the top. I thought the symbolism was perfect and it came to be completely unexpected and unplanned. I saw it AFTER the layout was DONE. Isn't that cool!??!! Here is the complete layout again for you to see what I am talking about. Click on the photo to enlarge and see the details.
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed me sharing my creative process. What is yours?
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Have a beautiful week,