Monday, January 19, 2009

Challenge #2 Completed! Crazy!

I just can't believe I already have Challenge #2 completed.
O.k. as others have stated--this is my interpretation of the challenge we were given.
  1. I had a blast "jigsaw puzzling" the photos, cutting most down to a perfect size to fit together.
  2. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough of my favorite CTHM paper (it has fishes on it) to use in the layout and I wasn't about to go to the store. Embellishment improv! It was time to make some fish, to pull the whole thing together. I downloaded a fish template, blew it up to the right sizes, cut it out on Whisper White paper from SU!. Then using color pencils, I made them look like the other Trout, in the aquarium, in the middle shot. I also made some seaweed.
  3. I stamped the title
  4. The journaling is done on a piece of vellum. I hate journaling directly on the paper. I have dyslexia, so I'm apt to leave the most important word out of the sentence or switch words, so I pretty much always journal on a separate journal piece.

So there's the poop.


Heather Leigh said...

such an artiste you are! your made from scratch embellishments are perfect!!

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Mindy said...

Love it! Why not create your own embellishments, all the better to have your original art on there!

Also, I like the way your pictures came out after you cropped them. I started to work on this challenge, but was scared to crop my pictures in that much. I am newly inspired by seeing the success of what you have done here.

Kim said...

Holy crap!!! :)
Way to get Challenge #2 done so fast.
Maybe you need to do Challenge #2b now!!! Love your creativity!

Cinco Quintanas said...

Love your pages! The pictures are great! Looks like a cool place to visit. Whenever I look at someone else's challenge it gets me so excited to get mine done!

Tina said...

OMG!!! You are an ARTIST! You go girl! Fabulous job jigsawing the pictures together and I love the embellishments! Rock on!

Patty said...

I'm in awe, as usual!

kid_curry said...

Thanks everyone. It's nice to have people in the know commenting, as opposed to my husband, who looks at the pages and says, "Oh, that's nice." Ugh!