Hiya! Just popping in with a quick one I was going to load tonight - forgetting that the challenge site in question is in Malaysia - about 11 hours ahead I think! So have to do it now or I'll miss the deadline!! Just on my way out to get my hair highlighted for the Summer! Glorious weather we are having here while poor old hubs is in the UK shivering away...aaaah Africa does have some benefits! Okay, down to business...
This is the November challenge over @ Scrap-it-Lah here. I combined this challenge with a sketch one, also due in today, over at Scrapbook Challenges. I rotated the sketch onto it's side & ,in keeping with the "waving" offset the smaller photographs at angles instead of in a straight line. I stuck to mainly plain cardstock for a simple, vibrant layout & added a crackingly perfect local p/p 'specially designed for all our World Cup layouts! I think South Africa has one of the nicest flags in the world. Full of symbolism too & the ONLY flag with SIX colours - did you know that - nah? Well, neither did I until Reilly, my son, told me!
I've included an image of the South African flag so you can take a look. Supplies:- Bazzill cardstock in White, Black, Red, Green, Yellow & Blue. Fabscraps Flag p/paper. Dear Lizzy by American Crafts Plastic Thickers. K & Co Metal Embellishments & sentiment pop-up sticker. Local ribbon & flower stickers.
Came together very easily Thank Goodness as it was very late at night last night (!) & then I could only photograph it now in the blazing sun so 'scuze the shadows...Computer journaled again & really it is SO EASY that I'm going to do it more in future. The good thing about typing out your journaling instead of hand-writing it is that you can fit so much more journaling on a page without it looking cluttered.
The journaling is all about a song called "Waving Flag" that became a real hit here over the World Cup time mid year this year. It was not the officially commissioned song - that was "Waka, Waka" by Shakira, but this song won everyone over & was just literally blaring in every mall & everybody's ring-tone too!
Journaling reads:- "When I get older, I will be stronger, they'll call me freedom just like a waving flag, and then it goes back, and then it goes back, and then it goes back". Composed & sung by K'naan, a relatively unknown Somalian musician. Adopted as the unoffical theme song for the FIFA World Cup 2010 Soccer Tournament It quickly became the unofficial anthem of the African Celebrations."
Just linking up then have to run so will pop in to see all my bloggy peeps tonight!
Have been crazy busy with end of the school year functions, which quite honestly I find a drag - so repetitive!
See y'all later! xx