Tuesday, February 1, 2011

heritage challenge, week 2

Growing up.

We were given a list of 10 questions and had to answer at least one on our layout. We also were given these playing cards from October Afternoon & had to integrate them onto the layout in some way.
I based my layout on a sketch from Allison Davis, volume 6. I adapted it from the layout I used here.

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned Paper (October Afternoon & Crate Paper), Flowers (Basic Grey Curio), Playing Cards (October Afternoon), Letter Stickers (American Crafts)

The playing cards are 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”, the same size as the photos I got from my mom. I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to work them into the layout, so I flipped thru my sketch books & my “sketch idea” file on my computer to see what might work. The sketch I chose stood out to me because it had a bunch of square photos lined up, with a nice spot for journaling. Other than the size of the photos, etc., my right-hand page is pretty similar to the original sketch.

Because the photos are keepsakes in & of themselves, I didn’t want to be cropping them to fit my layout. So I chose to carry the design over to the left-hand page.

I chose two of the playing cards for this layout (well, three, but I ended up only using two). They are both camera-related (one is an old green-stamps page! I remember getting those with my mom at PW’s when I was little!).

The circles are 2”. I think the sketch calls for 1 1/2”, which is a punch I don’t have. Last time I used a different size, but I wasn’t making the scallops stretch across the entire page so my math was different.

You may also notice that my photos don’t appear to be adhered too well, and that’s because they aren’t. They’re the originals & I wanted them to be removable if need be, so I used just enough adhesive for them to stay. The page protector will help hold them in place.

The flowers here are leftover from my recent “from nana” layout. They were still out on my desk when I came home with my new goodies & I noticed that they matched. I was bummed to only have two, because, yes, I’m anal about the whole “everything in threes” thing. But putting them together worked for me.
You can kind of see my journaling here too (above I mean). It kind of served as a third “card” when you look at the layout as a whole, which is why I ended up only using two playing cards. The first paragraph is my mom’s answer to the question “what is your earliest memory?” The second “paragraph” is the info from the photos that I just took from the back. Not only am I related to some major photo-aholics, but good historians too! Each photo has the necessary who, what, & where, and sometimes even a bit more! Score!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my layout! Next week, challenge three!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you got so many photos on this layout! What a treasure! Aren't you just loving doing this? I am so happy I am getting them done!