Friday, 29 October 2010

Two takes on a challenge

Amy challenged us. I've seen a couple of people's responses already (apologies if I've missed yours) - here are mine; two very different layouts using the same template (kindly sent my way by Amy).

On Tuesday we went bowling as a family. I experimented with a few close up photos - plenty of duds, as the lighting in the bowling alley was atrocious, but there were enough reasonable photos to make this layout:


But I also used a photo and journaling from this post for a layout with a very different feel:


And I suspect I'll be using this template over and over again! Thanks, Amy xx


And while I'm being inspired by Amy, here's a layout I made the idea of which I completely stole from her, and indeed the layout itself is a total scraplift of her gorgeous design:


Thanks again, Amy - full credit to you for this entire post! xx

This is my post for the 29th day of Blogtoberfest - 29 days and still on track!

18 comments:

debs14 said...

How can two identical designs for layouts look so different? The first is all bright and cheery and fun and the other is serene and thoughtful. I love the questions layout too, it's amazing how many questions a mum can be asked in a day isn't it?
ps did I ever share the story of the last time I went bowling? I ended up sliding down the alley on my bottom. Everyone was laughing at me, but boy did I have a bruise the next day!

Ruth said...

I love what you've done with all 3 pages ~ I'll be using that simple design again, for sure. I'd also earmarked Amy's FAQ LO as one to scraplift.

Beverly said...

I love the way photos and colors and fonts can change everything in the overall feel of a layout. There is such a marked contrast in these two and both are great!

JO SOWERBY said...

I'm loving all the LO inspiration here today u have been busy. I love the 2 differnet interpretations of the first scraplift. The colour of the bowling balls and the lettering really come across well in the design and I adore the way u've designed the phot with the sea. Love your writing and LO on the 2nd one too. U guys have some fun going on in your houses.
Jo xxxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the layout. May even have to scrapbook a page - LOL! Really like the variation of cutting one picture into six pieces! Such a clever girl.
Rinda

Cheri said...

Great layouts Mel - you scraplift beautifully! I love the serenity of the sea layout and I'm really drawn to your color combo for the questions layout.

Kelly Light said...

I love your layouts! And you said the pictures on the first were experiments, well they are fab photos so keep experimenting!

Rachel B said...

Great pages Mel, I love how different they look :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love the questions!

Deb said...

Great pages, Mel! I have my blank template but nothing on it yet...still trying to decide which photos to use. I may use the ones that were shot today of my co-workers and I dressed in Halloween costumes. :o)

Amy said...

How clever are you to add drop shadows and clip an entire photo in the second layout!
So pleased I could be of scrapping service to you this week :-)

Mary B said...

Love the bowling layout great title too.
The journalling on the sea one is really good made me wish I had said it.

Ginger said...

Love that Bowling LO! Mel - you asked me a question about Colour class, yes I am still going to try and do at least one layout a week for Nic's class. I am so loving Shimelle's class though, I can see why she gets such good reviews (this is my first)! See you on the MB's!

Linda said...

Love all three of your pages, but I will have to say the ocean one is my favorite of the three. I can't get enough of the ocean. Good thing I live close to the coast.

furrypig said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Sadly I am too dim to do digi scrapping I think but I too am a fan of Amy's list of questions for a LO! I tried to see if people would ask me questions on Fb but it didn't really work!!

Miriam said...

I love your take on Amy's LO, the sea one speaks to me, so beautiful.

Liberty :) said...

great take on the template!!!!

Liberty :) said...

great take on the template!!!!