Friday, 16 July 2010

Cub Badges

This layout's based on another sketch from the LYPLYP class, and is digi again. I'm not completely happy with it (a couple of reasons: I like the idea of listing all the badges but there are so many of them they take up quite a lot of room! And the journaling strips are a bit too 'uniform', a bit more variation would have been better I think. The other thing is the colours; I tried to choose colours from the badges but I think there's too much going on and perhaps I should have narrowed my choices more, faded them out a bit, or even just used them in a different way so the green is more prominent and the blue less so!) but I'm learning more about digital scrapping all the time and that's a good thing, definitely :-)

That was a horribly complicated sentence, sorry! This is called 'stream of consciousness blogging'..... ;-)

Anyway, now that The Boy has finished Cubs (he goes to Scouts in September) it seemed like a good time to look at all the badges he's earnt over the two years:


Loads of the darn things!! Er, I mean - well done darling, you've worked really hard, I'm very proud of you....?!

By the way, the final version has his name on it - the title is actually 'The Boy's Cub Badges' - but I saved this almost-complete version to share without needing to blur out his name or anything :-)

10 comments:

Emy said...

Hi Mel
Thanks so much for your comments on my blog and for being my very first follower! I'm very new to this blogging lark and I have to say I was so chuffed to see you were my follower as I've been looking at people's blogs on Shimelle's class forum to work out how to do it and yours was the one that stuck in my head. When I was coming up with my title, I used your title as a great example when I was discussing it with my my other half. My title isn't nearly so exciting, but we thought I should stick with my name as it's unusual.

I beginning to understand about leaving comments now and I'm going to try to leave more comments on blogs now. Thanks for your encouragement :)

Emy :)

Gemma* said...

great idea! I keep meaning to scrap my collection of interest badges from guides but somehow haven't got round to it yet! have a good weekend :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I love the chess LO, especially the stitched journaling lines! I spotted the cub badge one in the forum & I am impressed with your ever increasing mastery of digi...but please don't give up on 'real' scrapping...your paper LO's are always such an inspiration!!

Anesha said...

I like this layout! I like the effect you created around the photo!! Enjoy your weekend.

Ruth said...

Cor, The Boy has been busy, hasn't he?!

Cheri said...

Kudos to The Boy for all his hard work and Kudos to Mom for a great layout! Seeing this makes me very glad my kids never did scouts!

Deb said...

I love this layout, Mel! What a great way to document all of his awards. A true keepsake! :O)

Amy said...

Mel the layout is great - did you make your own template? I'm going to try for the panorama prompt. It is tricky with any form of scrapping to get the balance right, lists are often difficult but you have framed the pictures very well - perhaps the sticky on each strip is a lot of extra detail - I don't know ..... I'm the last person on the planet to ask as I'm so embellishment challenged ;-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the layout. If it were in real life, I'd edge the strips in green perhaps. Can you do that in the digi world? Even without it, it's super! And very meaningful - it's one that I"m sure the boy and will look back on fondly.
Rinda

sharyncarlson said...

What an amazing number of badges! You must be so proud :)