30th Wedding Anniversary

As it’s our 30th Wedding Anniversary or Pearl Wedding Anniversary, I thought I’d celebrate by creating another page, this time using pearls and also cream and peach colour tones to reflect the colour scheme at our wedding.

Thank you to everyone who left Happy Anniversary wishes on my previous post, that’s so kind of you (grin!).

I started by stamping the butterflies using a layering stamp set by Paperbabe Stamps called Butterfly Pieridae. Firstly, I stamped the butterfly wings with the background stamp using Peach Spectrum Aqua Marker and also Scattered Straw Distress Ink; I masked some of the wings that I stamped to create the different butterfly positions. Then I stamped three separate stamps to define the butterfly using Black Archival Ink this included the wing detail, the butterfly’s body and also the antennae. Next I stamped some hearts from the same Paperbabe stamp set using the Peach Spectrum Aqua Marker and the Scattered Straw Distress Ink again. Then I applied Parchment Liquitex acrylic paint through a Flourish Stencil from That’s Crafty using a sponge over the background. When dry, I added some torn pieces of Dictionary page using a glue stick; the words I chose were “wedding”, “marriage” and “anniversary”, and I outlined them using a black Derwent Graphik marker so they stood out more. I also cut some hearts from the dictionary pages using a paper punch; they are edged with a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and stuck down using a glue stick. The central heart is created using a doily, some gold glitter stickers, pearl gems, pearl roses and two pearl hearts; each of which were individually placed to build up the design, it is stuck in place using Ranger Glossy Accents. Then I added the gold glitter flowers and wording using the same stickers that I had used on the doily heart. To finish, I added some cream coloured felt swirls and embellished them with the pearl gems and roses.

It doesn’t seem like yesterday that we got married and the years seem to have flown by, well they do say “time flies when you’re having fun” and we certainly have had lots of fun over the years. So as T Stands for Tuesday we are toasting our anniversary with a glass of champagne – cheers and Happy T Day!

Sending Happy 30th Anniversary wishes to Erika and her hubby too!

I’m pleased to join the lovely Linda, who is hosting Creature Comforts challenge over at Art Journal Journey with my Happy Anniversary page.

I’m also joining the lovely Wen and her Simply Neutrals Tuesday party over at Apple Apricot with my neutral coloured wedding anniversary page.

I’m also pleased to join the September Link Party #44 – Anything Goes over at Cropstop Blogwith my page as I included some products from companies that they carry in their store.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Peach)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Scattered Straw)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Parchment)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Black 199)
  • Paperbabe Stamps (Butterfly Pieridae Stamp Set)
  • That’s Crafty! 8x8ins Stencil (Flourish TC8024)
  • The Oxford Pocket Dictionary
  • Woodware Craft Collection Paper Doily (Heart JL961)
  • Self-Adhesive Felt Border (Scrolls FE196)
  • The Range (Adhesive Pearls LCDOT002, Alphabet & Number Stickers Glitter SCSTK013)
  • Home Bargains (Special Occasion – Mini Decorative Stickers 22740, Sweet Hearts 22809, Sticker Mania – Gel Stone Stickers 74749)
  • Poundworld (Pearl Embellishments 137920-A)
  • Craft Sensations (Ivory Deco Flowers CR0736-GE)
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Pritt Stick

32 thoughts on “30th Wedding Anniversary

  1. How can it be your thirtieth wedding anniversary? You look to me like you’re about twenty-two years old! You must have been a “young” bride!

    Seriously,I like the page you did in celebration of your anniversary. I also like your Autumn project, especially the leaves you created. Very nice. You mentioned AppleApricot, one of my very favorite blogs. She does such lovely vignettes.

    Well, Happy Anniversary and Many More!

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  2. The pearl embellishments make it so elegant – all designed so well and with an artsy hand Jo!
    A good reason for another page to celebrate 30 happy years together and a good reason for toasting your anniversary with a glass of champagne – cheers and Happy T Day! And happy anniversary!!! ♥♥♥
    Thank you so much for joining this precious page with Art Journal Journey and supporting Linda’s theme so well!

    Big hugs, Susi

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  3. A gorgeous page to remember your very special day. The colours, pearls and romantic details look beautiful.
    Once again many congratulations to you both.
    Happy T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. Hope it was a wonderful 30th. Not the best weather to celebrate but I am sure that didn’t get in your way. And what a beautiful page. It does remind me of champagne-the swirls are like the bubbles and of course no one drinks champagne when they are not celebrating (or at least for us non super rich folks) so the heart and butterflies are perfect. And thanks for the anniversary wishes. Think Dave and I are going to take a day off and do something fun. Happy T day.. Hugs-Erika

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  5. Happy Pearl Wedding Anniversary, Jo! Love your page and I love the combo of cream and peach. Your wedding must have been beatiful.

    Cheers! Champagne is perfect for an anniversay toast.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  6. Very Happy Anniversary Jo !! I wish you the best for all your lifes. ♥ Congratulations! This is a so romantic page Jo, really gorgeous !!. I love the two little pearl hearts, they are great. I love every detail, the embellishements are wonderful and the fabulous colors.
    I wish you a very nice day,
    big hugs, Caty


  7. You make the prettiest pages. I can’t decide whether this should be a card or giftwrap. Maybe both! Lovely glasses to toast your health and many more years. Cheers and Happy T Day

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  8. Those butterflies are amazing. I was in total awe. The pearls, the hearts, the roses, the dictionary definitions all align to create a fabulous journal entry. This is simply stunning and I’m thrilled you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey.

    Champagne is definitely warranted for a celebration of this magnitude. It appears you have really enjoyed your time with each other. Thank you beyond belief for allowing us to celebrate your anniversary with us at T this Tuesday.

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  9. Another beautiful anniversary page! I love the way you boxed in the “love words” in your dictionary page background – a subtle, but super cool effect!
    Thanks so much for linking this lovely layout up to the Cropstop blog!

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  10. It makes my heart happy when you hear that there are still couples together after so many years. I hope that you and your hubby had a wonderful time celebrating. Your page looks lovely and elegant. Butterflies, lace and pearls seem to fit the occasion perfectly.
    Happy Tea Day,

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  11. This is so delicately coloured, quite difficult I would have thought with these neutral colours but it looks beautiful and warm. I’m impressed how you made the differently positioned butterflies, they actually look as if they are flying over and around the page. And the doily-heart is magnificent with all the little hearts and flowers too.

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  12. Well, happy anniversary to you and your hubby! Yes, time flies doesn’t it. My hubby and I have been married for 26 years now and it seems like yesterday that we got married!
    And what a beautiful page. Very ‘bridal’. Love the butterflies.
    Happy belated T-Day,

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  13. Happy belated Anniversary Mr & Mrs Jo, I hope you had a wonderful day, remembering memories of the years past and creating new ones. A wonderful achievement of 30 years Congratulations and cheers to many many more.
    Big Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S Your page is a beauty, delicate hues with those sweet PB Butterflies but you know how biased I am about the :)x

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  14. also happy belated anniversary wishes from me – it is a blessing to be 30 years together and still have a good time!! it is the same term here (“perlenhochzeit”) – and you captured the perl look very well!! xoxox

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  15. Hi Jo, Congrats on your Wedding Anniversary. I’m so glad to hear someone who’s happy after all those years together. Your pearls and butterflies look charming together, in a lovely colour palette. I like your use of the dictionary definitions. Enjoy your week,
    Jesse X

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  16. Happy anniversary sweetie!!! What a wonderful thing to treasure, such a longstanding relationship, wow!
    Your page is gorgeous, yummy! With those beautfiul swirls and butterflies!
    Thank you for joining again this SNT 🙂 Wishing you a beautiful week and sending you big hugs xx

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