Wednesday, 17 August 2011

My Signature Accent

I'm still making pages for Shimelle's cybercrop last weekend. Thankfully very reasonable finish dates were given, its hard when a limit of a couple of hours is given. I know its a challenge but I really want to make pages that I will keep rather than just throwing down something just to play along and keep up with everybody. I always have to bring pages home from retreats to finish them. I often laugh at programmes like 60 minute makeover, I love it but do wonder what the finish can be like. I had this programme on yesterday when I was spring cleaning (yes I know its technically summer) my living room. They did a makeover for three rooms and I was still cleaning an hour later! 

This challenge from Shimelle was to create a page with a product or a technique you love so much you use it relatively often. Maybe it’s become your signature accent! Whatever it might be, put it on show and share it with us!

Well I have two the first is I love butterflies and wherever possible try and include one somewhere. Its not always possible especially when I'm making male pages, but sometimes I manage it. The other one is I like to doodle a little. I sometimes edge my papers with ink to make them pop, but more often these days I'm moving to doodling the edges. Its not in your face and can look cleaner than the inked edges. Here is my page to show these
The layout is something very different for me I used Jen Gallacher's July streth your sketch challenge from two peas in a bucket. I stuck very closely to the sketch because it was a challenge enough to use it as it is. I did turn it into a double page layout and used the photos from Mombasa that just didn't fit in anywhere else.
This was the original sketch

1 comment:

Virginia said...

Love the layout and your signature accent!