Saturday, January 13, 2007

Layouts~ Elsie's Challenge {week #2}~ Confession

Thanks for all the fun shower ideas!! I'm definitely seeing life through rose colored glasses lately. There is soooo much pink out there with Valentine's Day just around the corner! Kinda makes planning a baby girl shower pretty easy:)I made this layout today, total free form and fast. Looks a little strange, but I think I like it. The picture is my daughter showing me her hands after finger painting. It made me think about how life can be messy--in so many different senses of the word. The phrase Life is what you make it at the bottom of the paper prompted me to journal around the photo matte about how life can be so many things (including messy) and it's all up to you! I did this in my ongoing challenge to myself to scrap more of my pictures. So I'm following along in Elsie's 52 Scrapbook Challenges book and posting a challenge each weekend. Elsie's challenge for {week 2} is Focus on one photo: Convert a favorite photo into a black and white image, use it as the focal point on your page.This layout I'm super excited about!! It's pictures of my sister and I that were taken over the holiday break. She lives in San Diego, so I only see her a few times a year. Spending time together is such a highlight for me:) I was honored when Ann(i)e over at Pencil Lines invited me to be a guest designer for this week. However, I had never created a sketch of a layout before, so this was definitely out of my comfort zone:) I reluctantly sketched an idea and submitted it. Dear Anne said to go for it! So this is what I came up with. The sketch, layout and a little bio will be on this site on Sunday. So check it out:) It was a really fun challenge. Thanks Ann(i)e!!

Oh yea, and check out what Shimelle is up to now!!! Come and play along....


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're rocking the Blush.
Love the LOs. Am off to check out the guest designer gig.

dawn m. said...

love that layout! messy is a good thing and i love your scalloped journaling!

Anonymous said...

I'll be joining you in Shimelle's class this week! Loving the colors you're using!

Anonymous said...

the sketch & layout are fabby :)

Ginger said...

Your Pencil Lines sketch is fantastic and I love the layout with you and your sis. You're famous! ;-)

Ann(i)e said...

your sketch and layout are brilliant!!
so bummed I didn't get to play this week.....the little miss calls!
XOXO

debbie said...

Playing catch up! Love your layout! I've finally posted mine here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/83858473@N00/362602709/