Monday, January 23, 2017

32 - for Joe

I've created a simple, but elegant, layout of me when I was 32 years old. 
This Glamour Shots Studio professional photo was taken just two months before 
marrying my dear husband Joe in 1993.  
I was shopping in Houston for my off-the-rack wedding gown and this photo session was part of the agenda.  
Joe kept my framed 8x10 gift of this photo on his desk at work : )

I chose flesh, white and gold for the color palette.  
I'm wearing a gold sequined bustier and a white leather jacket with gold studs on the lapel. 
The makeup they used will hide any flaw you may have.  They even fix your hair.  
In my case, I was "razzle-dazzled" with teased, sprayed hair 
and what a great color the makeup artist chose for my lips to match my nail polish color (a dark rose).
She gave me a dramatic look with dark eye shadow & accentuated my high cheek bones with dark blush.
My hair is just below waist length at this age.

Best of all is that I used the embroidered edging from my wedding gown to adorn the bottom of the layout.
I sewed on white pearls that were also on my wedding gown.

The gorgeous print on Blue Fern Studios paper inspired me to mimic it.
First, here are the draped pearl strands I made using pearls from my wedding gown.
See the printed strands in the paper?

I used Blue Fern Studios chipboard Marrakesh Panel, which matches the print in the paper!
It's heat embossed in Stampendous Frantáge Shabby White that has gold flecks in it.

Now, check out how gorgeous the gold glass glitter is!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!  Lisa : )

Products used:


Blue Fern Studios - Mémoires collection - Nature's Novel (backside)

Blue Fern Studios - chipboard - Marrakesh Panel

Stampendous Frantáge embossing enamel - Shabby White



Finnabair art ingredients Glass Glitter - Gold Rush

Prima metal dies - Leaves

Recollections flowers; white cardstock
My Wedding Gown embroidered edge & pearls

1 comment:

  1. There is nothing I don't love about this layout!! I LOVE that you used your wedding gown lace--fabulous!! And I love that Joe kept the photo on his desk...I think I love him a little bit too!! LOL!! That glass glitter is amazing I have to get some of that! I love how you used it on the chipboard like it was gold snow (NOT yellow snow!!). xoxo

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