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Friday, 27 November 2009

Two more challenges


Time for some scrapbooking challenges methinks. I know, I'm fair getting through them this week. It's those dark evenings that motivate me. I spend much more time in my craft room at this time of year.


Another hybrid too. This one combines Twisted Sketches and Colour Q. The original sketch was a 12x12 design so I've had to tweak it to fit an A4 LO. Yup, this is my first ever A4 design. I've been gravitating over to the American Letter size this year and decided that I ought to anglicise it. It's easier and more economic to buy A4 ring binders and page protectors, so it makes much more sense.


The trick with altering the sketch to suit what is a different layout altogether, is not to make it look squashed and cramped in one direction and sparse in the other. Not always easy but this one was manageable. The colours from Colour Q were a little more tricky. Thankfully Adobe Indesign comes into its own at this point. I could play about with all the colours, deciding what went where and believe me I went through plenty of combos before relaxing and settling on this one.


The photos were hidden away in my 'To Be Sorted' folder and I'd completely forgotten all about them. I'm shocked and delighted. It was rare for me to let someone photograph me back then. I'm not so keen now but I relent better these days.

9 comments:

kjjc said...

those photos are great Paul and I love the colour combo. Sits well with all that grass

Michele said...

Beautiful colours - perfect for the photos, which are fab, by the way! Love the A4 size, so much more manageable than 12x12".

Janet Z said...

Thanks for playing at Twisted Sketches! Super!

Wati Basri said...

great that you u did an A4 layout...awesome :) thanks for playing along with us at Twisted!

Anne Jagger said...

Love it, looks really good.

Rachel said...

wow this is lovely, like the size too, i have tried and failed on this size, thanks so much for joining in the sketch

Reija said...

How wonderful is this!? I'm so glad I came to here to sneak! For the first your take on the sketch is awesome, I really admire people who know how to use several photos, and everything goes so well together! And secondly, I hope you dont mind me saying this, but I have never come across a male scrapbooker. I'm happy I found your blog :). Thanks for sharing your work with Twisted Sketches! Now I'm off to read some more in your blog. /Reija, Twisted DT

SnappyStamper said...

Hey Paul, thanks so much for playing the colourQ this week!!! I love you LO, it makes me wish I did more scrapbooking... You did a fabulous job with the colours... can't wait to see more of your work! ~Arielle

Simona said...

So neat, love it!!!
Simona - Twisted Sister