Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sassy!! Layout of me versus the photgrapher!!

Most people smile for their pictures at school. I did not. The photographer was annoying me while he was just doing his job of trying to get me to smile. So I showed him! He took the picture anyway and more importantly my mother bought the package and gave out the pictures. My Grandfather always liked this picture. Even at a young age I was showing my attitude.

I used paper from K & Company. It is from their collection entitled Wild Saffron. I bought the 12 x 12 paper pad at Goodwill for less than $3.00. Then I found the matching Tags on eBay. I fussy cut the flowers out of one sheet. I used an xacto knife to cut the grid paper from the background edge around it. I used pigment ink to ink the "fake fold" on the bottom and actually folded it more to enhance the crease. Then I created one on the top right corner!

Graduation Milestones Layout

I have always wanted to have my pictures of me graduating in a layout. The first picture is one taken by my father with his Polaroid camera. It is of me in my kindergarten cap and gown. The next picture is of the posed graduation picture taken at school. I don't think I have one of me in my cap and gown. The third picture is of my college graduation. I didn't immediately go to college out of high school so this picture is more poignant since I didn't go to college until I was in my 30's and it took about a decade for me to get my degree. Part of that time I was taking sign language prep classes for the degree I thought I wanted but sort of failed out of the program so I switched gears and stayed with a focus in deafness but a totally different field!

I fussy cut the flowers from the 12 x 12 paper. The yellow embossed paper with the Graduation words on it was white but I inked it with chalk pigment ink to match the other elements on the page.