Well this layout has been a few days in the making as I simly have not had time to scrapbook. We had my niece's 18th birthday party last night and unfortunately my husband spent the entire night on a bed due to coming down with a very sudden stomach bug. He's not much better today which is awful because we have his brother's 21st tonight but it doesn't look like he'll be up for it. He must be feeling so disappointed :-(
This layout I have created has a double inspiration. I decided to give the Scrapbooking Haven Valentine Colour Challenge a go, as they were colours I did not really imagine mixing myself. However I still needed a bit of extra inspiration on how to work the colours, so I worked from the Sketchabilities sketch #41, which is a great sketch. What I love is that the colours are kind of romantic colours with pinks and reds, but its still a masculine layout of my husband and his groomsmen goofing around on our wedding day. These pics are great as they look like they are having fun rather than acting up for the camera.
Its a very simple layout, with a lot of empty space. That's something I tend to struggle with so while I do not embellish a lot on many of my layouts, I tend to avoid large blank areas. It seems to work with this one, so hopefully you will agree.
Here's a picture of the birthday girl and her gigantic cake. She is not one to pose for photos so its a rare occassion that there is an intentional smile into the camera. Perhaps alcohol helped.... LOL