I have a bit of catch-up blogging to do. A couple weeks ago I played along with the October Afternoon blog challenge. The challenge was to create a layout using a not-so-great photo. It's unfortunate, but we all have photos that fall into that category. But sometimes it's worth it to use not-so-great photos on layouts anyway, especially if they are the only documentation you have of an important memory.
|Supplies: all papers, die-cuts, buttons, and stickers are from October Afternoon. The twine is vintage.|
I combined the OA challenge with a pretty, springtime Color Room palette to create the layout that you see above. The journaling reads: "A pair of robins built a nest in our back yard. We loved seeing them every day. Spring 2011." The birds were camera-shy, but I did manage to get one blurry shot of the father robin, which you see on my layout. I'm not satisfied with the quality of the snapshot, but a few Color Room members who commented on my layout said it was a good photo, so maybe it's better than I think. Anyway, I'm just happy to have this layout. The robins moved in around the same time that our last cat, Shadow, passed away, and it was nice to have new animals around--it softened the blow of losing Shadow.
In other exciting news...when I logged on to Blogger this morning, I was delighted to discover that I'm once again being featured at Scrap for Help! This is a challenge site that is near and dear to my heart, since it's all about international friendships and creating with recycled materials. I just want to say thanks so much to the people who voted for my layout, "Road Trip." You can see a photo of the layout below. For more information, please see the original post.