I managed to enter one challenge this month, though just in time...
I made the following LO for the "From Screen 2 Scrap" October Challenge, which was a beauty, and I had just the perfect pics! There were quite a few criteria to follow, but I managed to do them all (feeling pretty proud of myself right now LOL).
The translation of the title is "Careful", and the red dymo letters say: "Hold on tight" and "Use your hands and feet".
This picture tells it like it is!
Christina is perfectly happy at the bottom of the ropes. She has always been the kinda scared one.
Yannis would love to join Chloë at the top, but his careful nature spots too many dangers.
Chloë on the other hand ... Chloë doesn't see any danger. From the moment she could walk, she was climbing on every little thing (and I do mean every little thing), and that hasn't changed. This means I'm never at ease when we go to the playground. It seems I spend most of my time shouting for her to be careful, to hold on tight, because you see ... not only does she always climb to the highest point possible, she does this in a way that makes your heart just plain stop. She jumps from one rope to the other, letting go of both hands and feet at the same time... have fun baby girl, but please, be careful!
I didn't get any pics of her letting go of both hands and feet, because frankly, I was too busy holding my breath. To give you an idea of what it looks like when she does that, I added the image of the monkey... scary right?!!
I painted the background with watercolour paints on plain white cardstock. I like painting on watercolour paper better, but since I only wanted to create a background it didn't matter all that much that the paint dried to quickly for the colours to blend in nicely.
I handmade the title (with an ordinary yellow marker), and I stitched the red ropes which were out of the picture (inspired by the pyramid as part of the challenge - you gotta love those challenges, they provide so much inspiration!).
For me, this really is the perfect scrapbookpage, though it might not be as "beautiful" as some of the creations found on the net ... you know what I mean right, I'm not saying this page isn't beautiful, because I do think it is LOL, but it doesn't have that WOW factor. However, this is why I started scrapbooking, to tell a story made prettier with pictures, not the other way around. I'm so in love with this page. This is how I want my art journal to look like, if I ever have the nerve to start on one LOL.
Thanks for looking ladies, and thanks for your comments, I hardly say this often enough, but I do so appreciate all of you taking the time to do so!
Love xxx Peggy
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