Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wedding Guest Book

Hello Friends!!!  I know, it's been awhile.  June has been very busy.  Our oldest son got married on the 13th.  There was lots to do before the wedding and then we had company after the wedding.  It was a wonderful time.  I've added just a few pics from that day at the end of this post.

I was honored to make the guest book for their wedding and wanted to share that with you. I began with book board, gessoing it so it was white instead of grey.  I crumpled tissue wrap and glued it on using matte medium being sure to keep lots of wrinkles.  Once dry, it was painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint in chalk and when that was dry I glazed over it with Golden Glaze bright purple dabbing rather than rubbing it away to get a really nice variation of color.  The edges are inked with Wendy's Archival Ink color hydrangea.  I added Treasure Gold in silver, heavy on the very edges of the board and then very lightly over all the wrinkles.  The holes for the rings were punched using a Crop-A-Dile.  I printed their names onto white cardstock, cut them out with the Sizzix Tim Holtz die baroque, stamped the heart and greenery, and inked the edges.  This is layered on the front with other die cuts, some dyed crinkle ribbon, and an Idea-ology key.  The numbers are cut with the Sizzix Tim Holtz die typeset.

The inside pages are white cardstock.  To reinforce the edge that would be punched, I painted and stamped copy paper, cut it into strips, folded the strips in half, and glued them around the edge.  The front of each page is stamped with a scripture in the lower right corner.  Pockets were created to attach to the inside of the front and back covers.  I put an engagement picture in the front pocket and, after the wedding, a wedding picture was put in the back pocket.  They now have a book filled with notes from family and friends that were able to share in their day!!!

The bride and groom!!!  

The wedding party!!!

The parents with the couple!!


Quietfire said...

Congratulations to everyone! Particularly to you for the gorgeous guest book! Purple, course!

Linda Ward said...

How lucky are the kids to have a personal guest book. It will be treasured forever. Pictures are great.

Turid said...

So glad YouHad suvh a good time. Matching bridesmaids and book- very cool. Ands that book is a treasure to behold, and one they will hold dear for the rest of their days. Congratulation on all of you great people!

Robyn said...

brilliant to go with the ring binding. such a special book!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Such a lovely gift that will be treasured! How sweet, Wanda!
They look so happy, too!!

2amscrapper said...

So lovely, Wanda! I just love weddings!