Saturday, 27 June 2009

Journaling Junkie Challenge 58 Layout.


This debuted at Journaling Junkie earlier this month.


Create a layout using "age" as a title.
Journal about the significance of that age for you or that person you are scrapping about.
What realizations do you have as you contemplate on that particular age.

This was easy for me as I've been listening non-stop to Taylor Swift's new album, Fearless, and one of her songs on it is called 15. Chelsea has just turned 16 but I still have quite a few photos left to scrap from when she was still 15 & I really liked this one. It doesn't fit in with any other photos as it was an "extra" taken on our Johannesburg photo shoot with Uncle Dorian & I didn't want it to "fall by the wayside" so put it to use here.


TITLE - LIFE @ 15

Journalling reads:-

'Cos when you're 15 and somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them, and when you're 15 feeling like there's nothing to figure out...well...count to ten...take it in...This is life before you know who you're gonna be...at 15. When you're 15 and your first kiss makes your head spin round...but in your life you'll do things greater than dating the boy in the football team...but I didn't know it at 15. And when you're 15 don't forget to look before you fall. I've found that time can heal most anything...and you just might find who you're supposed to be...I didn't know who I was supposed to be at 15 (either)...

(Lyrics courtesy of Taylor Swift) Aged 21 - from "Fearless"...I can still relate to this at 42 and just want you to know that I will always be around whenever you need me...(We are the 2 flowers on this page - both still growing)...finding out who we're supposed to be...but, lucky for you, you're still 15.



The backing cardstock is rust colourmates that I distress-shimmered with my glitter shadow shown in a previous post. I inked with dark brown & used shaped cardstock by Making Memories on top of the plain cardstock. The leafy print is from my February Cocoa Daisy Kit & I have also used a 7 Gypsies tag from a Cocoa Daisy add-on. I cut my backing cardstock shorter across the width so that I could add a scallop design down the right hand side, using semi-circles punched from a glossy green booklet I picked up in a Hearing Aid store in Gateway! The 2 little birds I used on the bottom of the page are from the front of the booklet & signify Chelsea & I. The "Life" word also comes from the front of the booklet! The black & white polka-dot card used under the scallops & also along the bottom come from Prima packaging!! I used 3 hatpins from one of my Cocoa Daisy kits, aswell as a red bling flower & the red pom-pom wire twisted around one of the hatpins. I used a rimmed rhinestone brad as the centre of the main flower, from my stash, aswell as some teardropped bling shapes, some small copper brads & some small glitter letter stickers & tiny ledger alphas from Making Memories for the "15's". The "@ 15" in the title are American Crafts Canvas Thickers, also from the Cocoa Daisy kits.

I printed the journalling onto a transparency & attached it with the 3 small copper brads (see below left) at the top & bottom left. I tucked the right hand side under one of the flower heads at the top & underneath the photo at the bottom. In real-life the transparency is a lot less obvious than it appears in the photo, where it stands out as it is catching the light!


So how do you like it? I loved creating the unusual detail down the right hand side & cutting around all the elements - the leafy vine flowers & the birds. I also thought the song was so apt & I'm so glad I now have a record of it down on paper & adapted to suit a layout of Chelsea, who also loves the song!


6 comments:

topkatnz said...

Nice work H ... I love the shaping at the edge; and yes the song is perfect...

Jenny said...

Very nice - I always enjoy the details you use

Lynette said...

Wow...well designed and beautifully done.

Penny said...

Love this layout Helen, especially the use of the hatpins! I also love cutting out elements from paper. Thanks for your helpful comment on my last post, will persevere with moving the photos!

jax said...

Chel is really so attractive!
Like the way you've used the cd kit - counting the days til the next one arrives....

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning layout Helen. Love how you've cropped Chelsea which really puts the focus on her. Your layered border on the right is very creative and of course the journaling is very special. Hugs from Desire