A wedding. My youngest sister got married.
A funeral. My uncle passed away.
On the same day.
I chose to leave the wedding celebration to say goodbye to my uncle for the last time.
Bittersweet I must say.
One week after the wedding and the funeral, the people of Singapore lost Lee Kuan Yew. The nation wept and was in mourning until yesterday. Another funeral.
A wedding and two funerals.
I don't feel like laughing much right now, but that's just why this layout is so important. :)
I used Simple Stories Layered Template No.10 as the base of the whole layout. Instead of using it purely in digital form as I did the Selfie layout, I decided to use the template as my stitching guide.
I worked in Photoshop so first, I added the text, the Audrey hepburn quote in this case, then I linked all the layers and resized the whole template until it looked like what I have in my head. I lowered the opacity for the circle frames and turned the photo frames into white with light grey stroke and I printed the whole thing onto a piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock.
I then take my paper piercer to all the circles and get to stitching. This is tedious but if you do this while watching a movie, it's painless. When the stitching is done, the layout practically scrapped itself. :)
Let me know if you ever try using a digital template as a stitching guide!