Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Scrapbooking Memories Masters

Hi All,
I hope that you are all well and not too busy with the Christmas season.

I received a very pleasant surprise on Monday afternoon.  My Scrapbooking Memories Magazine arrived in the mail and much to my great pride and joy my 'Tea Chest' was published in the 'Honourable Mention Gallery - Off-the- page-projects'.  The magazine showcasing the Masters' works was absolutely stunning and I felt so honoured to have my work published amongst so many talented artists.


I had entered the Masters' Challenge and there were 3 sections. 
  1. The off the page project had to be useful  in everyday life.  My lovely friend Robyn had given me a wonderful raw wooden  tea chest so I chose to decorate that.  I really wanted to have a dainty little cup and saucer on the top of the chest.  I scoured many 'Antique stores' and Nick knack shops and finally found a perfect little pink tea set.
I love the Websters Pages' Journalling cards and I felt they were just perfect in the little plastic pockets.


The second part of the challenge was to produce a double page layout paying 'Homage To Your Past'. This is my take on this.

I had lots of fun creating this layout.  I certainly did not have any problem choosing the photos as there is a real scarcity of photos of me when I was little. I'm sure all of you around my age would have experienced the same thing.  Quite the opposite to the digital overload of this generation.  I loved using the grungy Tim Holtz range interspersed with the pretty Websters Pages' Journalling cards.

The final challenge was a single page layout on any theme - with at least 3 photos (one bigger than 6 x 4"), journallinv with more than 10 words and containing one recycled object.
For this challenge I tried a slightly arty approach of a relaxed and happy picture of myself with all the thoughts and ideas in my head just 'exploding out'.  I called these 'Organised choas'.  If you look carefully there are photos of all my family and pets nterspersed throughout the layout.


Thanks as always for reading my post

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