Friday, February 17, 2012

LO - True Love (Rework of an old LO)

Hi there, I thought I'd share a small project I worked on this week. While visiting my in-laws I happened to walk past a framed LO I had given them 2 years ago around the time of their 50th wedding anniversary. It looked so "not me" if I think of the way my style has changed these last 2 years so I decided I needed to update the LO for them.
The picture is one of my favourites from their wedding album and in my original LO I had it scanned and printed in sepia. This time I decided to use a black and white picture instead which I knew would work well with the Bo Bunny Enchanted collection I planned on using.
I wanted to stay true to the original LO by keeping some of the design elements like the circle and floral cluster so I used a sketch by Beggahuna as inspiration for the updated LO. I love using a lot of distressing and all sorts of paints and pastes but decided to simply things and not go all out for this LO because my in-laws are elderly and my current grungy style may not appeal to their tastes. I did however distress the paper edges with my Zutter Diistrezz-It-All (I just LOVE that machine!!!)

My mother-in-law's favourite colour is blue so I used pops of a dusty shade of  blue as a contrast against all the B&W.It's difficult to see in the picture but I added some glitter to the black circle which complimented the glittery finish of the Bo Bunny pp's. I also painted my white Gardenia with some Creative Inspiration paints which gave it a beautiful shimmer. The lace trim below the photo is actually silver and not grey as it appears in the photo. The pretty B&W butterflies are from Angelics's etsy shop.

Here's a quick peek at the original LO

Now I only hope that my in-laws will like the updated LO too.





  1. This is absolutely STUNNING Wendy!!! I LOVE the black & white with a touch of blue... sooooo elegant!! I'm sure your in-laws will LOVE it too... such an awesome gift!! hugs... Tracy

    1. Its so good to see you scrappin' Wendy! Hope all is well and life is good. Beautiful rework of the LO.