Happy weekend everyone!
(Friday is close enough for me to officially designate it 'weekend time'!)
It's Leanne here, with your post for today and I'd like to share something I created for a CJ (Circle Journal) doing the rounds at the moment.
Usually I get CJs that require some artistic input - maybe a recipe, or a quote, or technique. But the ones that really faze me are the ones which include other peoples' photographs.
Have you EVER been in this position? If not, you can only imagine the responsibility weighing on your shoulders as you select photographs and CROP THEM (eek!) before bending them to your will... All the while panicking over whether you have done them justice.
So I wanted to share my latest attempt at this. The owner of the CJ wanted an 8x8 double-page spread from each participant, with a photo of her husband on one side, and a photo of them as a couple on the other. I tried to incorporate them into one single layout, and this is what I came up with:
(Apologies for the poor photograph, I really need help on how to take pics without distorting!)
I don't do black, and I definitely don't do pink. And I don't so lovey-dovey either... But I'm very proud of my attempt, and I hope the recipient will be too when it returns home!
If you're offered the chance to take part in a CJ, carefully consider (and reconsider) the commitment of timing and postage costs, but I would genuinely encourage everyone take part if you can. To work in someone else’s journal is a privilege, to be inspired by other work you witness is great... Plus, at the end of it, you have a unique memento of a time you all trusted and shared.
And the litmus test as to whether your page is good enough? If you want to rip it out and keep it, or create a duplicate for yourself - then you've nailed it.
Thanks for dropping by, happy creating, and have a wonderful weekend - next time I'll be bag with another hand-made shell cover for my magnetic handbag base :)
Ooh- and do check back tomorrow for another article from another of our super-talented Design Team!