Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Queen Mary Wedding

In October 2010 we headed to Long Beach for a wedding of two friends on board The Queen Mary. I have to admit, it was a pretty cool place for a wedding! As a bonus we got the self-guided tour of the ship. I finally got to see more of the ship, such as the engines and propeller. (I didn't get to see these on my previous tour way back in 2005 when I was in Long Beach for the Society of Women Engineers Conference.)

A little story about this layout now. The recent stamp releases of Waltzingmouse Stamps and Lawn Fawn played a part in the concept of this layout. Waltzingmouse Stamps recently released the Way Out West background set and Lawn Fawn released their Say Cheese! set. Inspired by the wood paneling of The Queen Mary (did you know that it served as an advertisement for all the different types/vaneers of wood paneling?), I used the woodgrain stamp from Way Out West to create my paneled floor. Then as a lucky winner of the Say Cheese! set, (Thanks, Kelly Marie & Lawn Fawn!), I knew these pictures would be perfect for my first project with the polaroid set. For this wedding came at a time when Instagram (developed by another friend) came out and we were all using our phones to snap photos with the various filters. Conveniently the photos from Instagram are already cropped down to squares even!

So I think this layout was just begging to be made when all these pieces came together so nicely. I hope you like it! :) I was going for a scene layout I guess: I wanted it to look like the invite, room key and pictures were just laying on the paneled floor. Does that come through? If you can imagine, I was "randomly dropping" the polaroids on the page until I got a configuration that I liked. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Dana said...

So cool!

jmarmon said...

You did a great job at creating the floor. It really looks real. The way the pictures are set creates a casual vacation feel.

Cyndie said...

What a clever use of the stamps! Love that wooden floor and the cute Polaroid outlines--very realistic!