Back to Project Life today!
This is the second of the wedding pages I made with the 20 free prints I got from Snapfish – which were printed back in 2011! They have been waiting for over 3 years for me to do something with them, and finally the right product and “treatment” has come along for these treasured memories. These are photos from our wedding in 2010, some “official” shots, like the ones used today, and some shots taken by a friend of ours who really has an eye for detail. I had to scrap this set of photos together, as I went for the “torn edge” decorative border on these prints which I don’t usually do. As it turns out, I got exactly the right balance of portrait and landscape prints for 5 pages, but to “complete” the set properly (as in double-sided pages all together) I need to get 4 more portrait images printed with the same border to back the last page, which I will share another day.
As with Thursday’s page, all of these pages use the Love Story set of Project Life cards. As the cards are all monotone/ monochrome, they look really good with these photographs, which have very little colour in them apart from the red of our flowers.
This set of photos tell a story, so they had to be included in the album. When we sat down for photos, I jogged Gary’s elbow and the strawberry on the side of his glass “jumped” off, and into his champagne! (At least it didn’t go on the floor!) So the first shot is him looking surprised at his drink, as it “what happened here?!”, then the laughing phase, then the “posed” shot where all is calm 🙂 The final photo is the obligatory kiss shot, and it fits nicely with the others in the set as it is in the same place, and “rounds out” the story nicely, I think. (Almost a case of “I forgive you for making my strawberry run away!”) To differentiate, this one is printed in black and white, where the others are all colour. Personally, I like the way it looks as it is the same but slightly different. As all the tones are muted anyway, the lack of colour does not jump out as odd, which is nice.
This page came together in moments – the longest bit was writing out the story behind the photos, and that didn’t take long at all! The cards have been used exactly as they came out of the box, just writing on them and popping them into the album. For more “impact” I could have added the title to the card in letter stickers, but I didn’t have them with me and didn’t feel it especially necessary in this case. It would be easy enough to do, though.
So that’s my share for today, and I also have some exciting news for you (although only a tease for now!). In October there will be a “supplement” to the Autumn-Winter seasonal catalogue, containing 12 pages showing brand new Christmas products! Including some very special Project Life cards and accessories. I can’t say too much right now, but suffice to say if you “do” the December Dailies projects, or celebrate the 12 days of Christmas (either the days before or the days after the “big day”) then you will definitely want to pop back mid-October to find out more! I am highly excited about these new items! Stay tuned for more….
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