Life has a way of reminding that it should be lived right here and now when we start thinking too far ahead. So I heard you Life and spent the weekend doing nice things with DH and friends. Eating far too much and exploring the bounties of the vineyards of our good earth :))
Yesterday evening I put the finishing touches to the layout that I had almost finished for the UOAS 1 March challenge last week. First Nadia's pretty sketch and the journalling criteria.
Journalling Criteria/Theme: All About Me!
The focus of your journalling and the theme of your layout has to be based on YOU and something/s that you are really good at.
Ideas for journalling: being a good mum, cooking, talking, understanding people, organising, cleaning, gardening, studying, computers, fashion, exercising, scrapbooking, good at my job, maths, languages, writing , drawing, painting, photography, running, craft, sewing. Maybe you can talk about an aspect of your personality..your sensitivity, your 6th sense, your patience, your strength or bravery, your ability to stay positive.
I know we women tend to under estimate ourselves in so many ways, it's always easier to say what we are NOT good at than the other way around. I immediately knew what my journalling would be.
All the papers are from Teresa Collins new collection called Every Day Moments. I was looking for alphas for my title when I saw the pretty die cut like title and simply cut it out from the packaging. That's exactly what I am good at; seeing the little every day moments and the little people who are not noticed.
The photo is of my husband's youngest cousin's two daugthers, Miss T comforting her little sister Miss M. Eventhough it's not of myself, it really shows that if you are bigger/older you have to be kind and gentle to the smaller/younger and more vulnerable ones. Just look how she holds her arm around her little sister! One can almost hear her comforting words.
The birds are also cut out from one of the papers.
Some new Prima's.
I am fibbing with this tag, the journalling is actually on plain manilla tags that I've placed on the back of my page.
The journalling says;
"I am very good at seeing the "little" people who get ignored because they are quiet and not interesting enough. I always have time to chat with the office cleaner and make it my business
to know their names. I always have a kind word, a smile and thank them for doing a great job. People come to me when they are sad, worried and just need a "hello".
I am one of these "little" people myself and I know how it feels to be ignored or considered to be too insignificant to be worth a smile or a nod. When I order chocolates for Easter or for Christmas, I always make sure to have some extra boxes that I give to the support staff in our office. They work so hard without getting a thank you for it. Do I need to say that my desk area is always the cleanest on the floor, or that I get personal favours from the girls at our reception? They are invaluable to me and they know I genuinely mean it.
A tag and brad from one of the new MME collections and some more new Prima's.
From UOAS to CSI and the release of Case File #10.
COLOR DETAILS & RGB CODES
You must use all 5 colors:
crimson tide - deep red - darker parts of her dress - 147.34.28
rose reverie - pinkish red - lighter parts of her dress - 224.78.111
storm clouds - khaki green - darker parts of the clouds - 132.139.94
glimmer of hope - light sage green medium parts of the clouds - 216.218.187
rays of light - pale, pale khaki green - lightest parts of clouds - 235.233.219
Choose two (or more) of the following elements to include on your layout:
- fabric (actual fabric or fabric paper), as inspired by the dress
- metal, as inspired by the lantern
- glass or glass-like elements, as inspired by the lantern
- create light and shadow (interpret that any way you wish)
- use contrasting textures
JOURNALING DETAILS (TESTIMONY)
Choose one (or more)of the following to inspire your journaling:
- Document a story about motherhood.
- Compare two people/things/events, etc. using contrasting (i.e., listing the differences)--this is inspired by the many contrasts in this image.
- Shed light on your subject--i.e., provide more insight than is obvious from the photo.
- Inspiration words: light, hope, open -- Use these as a jumping-off point for your journaling.
We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing Case File No. 10 is Sunday, March 18, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Thus, you have a week plus the two weekends to complete your layout.
(See count-down timer on the right-hand sidebar of most pages.)
We can't wait to see what you create!
And here is my page:
These photos are not my own, I found them in different places on internet. They caught my eye because they were so very much what I have tried to convey with my page.
The chippie heart and wings arefrom Maxines Melange, now closed for business. The brass key is from Meg's Garden as is the metal trinket.
Childhood memories of baked buns and rhubarb or raspberry juice.
The little memory sentences shed light on the photos.
The photo of the hands holding the little chick is just what mothers do; they hold us in their hands till we are ready to fly. I don't think I have to explain what the flower wreath in the shape of a heart stands for.
Beautiful organza flower from Meg's Garden. Gorgeous fuchsia skeleton leaves all the way from South Africa and darling Helen Tilbury. Mwah on ya!
Sorry for the barrage of photos, hope you just scrolled down when you got bored with them.
Wonderful having you for a visit, hope to see you again! Have a lovely week and take care, see you on Sunday! I'll be travelling down to the south of Sweden on Thursday for a seminar and an AGM. Really looking forward to meeting the gals again. Lots of catching up to do.
Toodelipip! xoxox Eila
My Welsh dresser - before & after
5 weeks ago