Sunday, May 16, 2010

circa 1983

As promised, today I'm sharing version 1 of my DT submission for this month's From Screen 2 Scrap challenge. About half way though making this I realised I no longer wanted it to be my entry, and I ended up doing another one which you can see here. There was a few reasons for that - like I used a red title instead of a green one (part of the additional criteria of the challenge), and I wasn't really depicting an important woman in my life (although it is a photo of my mum with my sister and I, so I was going to try and tie it in somehow). But mainly it was because I didn't like the title I gave it!

Does anyone else really struggle with trying to think of imaginative and unique titles, or something witty, or something meaningful? I know I do a lot of the time. And then sometimes I use a title because it sounds good, but it no longer really matches my photo or what I wanted to say about the photo. Well that's what happened here.

I was the eldest child, and I'm sure like all eldest children it must have come as a bit of a shock to me when my sister came along and suddenly everything changed. But I don't remember ever having any real feelings of jealousy or sibling rivalry or anything like that, and I realised that might be the impression the title gives. I ended up putting all my journalling in the bottom left corner to explain this very thing.

But let's move on......

I've used a lot of Cosmo Cricket Material Girl papers here, with a good measure of Sassafras Lass Apple Jack thrown in too. I even managed to pull out a few stamps on this one - something I need to do more of.

There's still plenty of time to get your own entries into Shazza for the May From Screen 2 Scrap challenge. There are lots of yummy prizes up for grabs, and even a random draw. Just to remind you, all you need to do is create a layout or card or absolutely anything inspired by the movie poster for Fried Green Tomatoes (which you can see over in my sidebar there on the right) and use the theme of an important woman in your life. And if you like you can incorporate any or all of the optional criteria for some bonus points, which are

1) Have a green title - 1 pt

2) Use Green and Red as 'feature' colors on your layout - 2pts

3) Have a tomato on your page - 3pts (can be a teeney weeney one!)

It's always awesome to see new people having a go at the challenge each month, and it would be such a thrill if any of my followers gave this one a go - I'm sure there would be extra May Madness Giveaway entries for you!!  And tell Shazza I sent you!


  1. I sometimes struggle with titles too Natalie, but I must admit seeing it before I read your post, I didn't even think of sibling rivalry, just that a new baby was here, but I can see how it could be interpreted that way, well I like it and think the embellies and all the gorgeous papers look awesome. Love Melxx

  2. I think I've seen this LO before... I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Natalie - your layout is gorgeous. I love all of those layers and the color. That Cosmo line is one of my all time faves. And I agree about thinking up the titles. I find it very challenging and sometimes if I think of a really good random title, I will search for photos that fit the bill. Otherwise, I usually come up with really boring stuff.
    The challenge sounds fun - I will check it out..

  4. aghhh tites - somedays they are just the bane of my existance!!! IM loving all the texture and the colour combo here!

  5. so happy to have found your blog...your art is SO beautiful! I'm a follower now :)


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