Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Big Wheel

I'm so loving the new Simple Aussie Girls blog :) I like to experiment with different styles in my own scrapbooking, sometimes piling on more details and sometimes keeping it very simple - and I can appreciate both styles in other's scrapping, too. It's true though that certain styles can be represented more than others, so it's lovely that somebody's spotted - and filled! - this gap :) And, of course, it's particularly lovely that my good friend Amy is involved in the project - go Amy and friends! xx

Yesterday they posted their first challenge, with a free template for digi scrappers which could be used as a sketch for paper scrapping. Here's my version:
Not sure the journaling is too clear here, but my computer hasn't gotten over its recent hissy fit it seems, so it didn't want to save the image in the way I asked it to so I had to take a screen grab instead! *sigh*

Thanks, Simple Aussie Girls - looking forward to seeing everyone else's takes :)

PS There's still time to enter for one of the craft books I'm giving away - entries close at 5pm GMT tonight. See this post for more details and to enter :)

21 comments:

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Awesome layout, Mel! I've been peeking in at the Aussie Girls blog and want to take part in the challenge, but life is a little wild for me right now. Maybe next time...but I do love what you did with this layout. Well done! ♥

Sian said...

Something about that simple design really does make those photos spectacular, is it the broad sweep of the wheel against the calm background?

Simple is hard for me. I love the look very much, but, although I fight it, when I make a very simple page it still leaves me feeling a little creatively "unsatisfied". maybe I just need more practice!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great layout! It's funny . . . I almost put ferris wheel on the summer scavenger hunt.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

Love all the details of the Eye that got in those photos,Mel....and a great layout highlighting them.
Though my feelings about simple tend to reflect Sian's.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I think a simple style is perfect for your photos. Lots of embellishing would overwhelm them. Thanks for the link!

Alison said...

Great LO mel..I've obviously missed this new venture of Amy's while I was away-will go check it out!
Alison xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Thanks for the link Mel...another great blog to visit!! I'll try & play along with their first challenge too, but you can bet my LO won't be anywhere near as simple & uncluttered as any on the blog!!! I LOVE what you did with it...the clean & simple lines are the perfect showcase for those stunning photo's...just sorry I can't make out the journalling!! But I bet that tells a wonderful story too!!

JulieJ said...

You got some lovely angles in those shots.

Sandra said...

A lot of layouts these days tend to be so over embellished, that's it so refreshing to see a simple but no less stunning layout:)

Ruth said...

Aha, I recognise that wheel, although I've yet to go on it. Lost count how many times I've been on the London Eye, though. Youe page looks really great ~ a simple design enhanced by superb photos.

Abi said...

Really like this mel. clean and simple. Goes well with the photos. xxx

Beverly said...

Great use of the sketch, so clean and sharp :)

Amy said...

Thanks so much Mel for all of your very kind and supportive words here today!
I think a lot of people believe simple is plain - nothing could be further from the truth, simple scrappers still love papers and some embellishments ... I think the essence is not forgetting the journaling!
Hey, don't forget to add your page on the linky ... if you want that is :-)

Emma said...

Great layout. The photos look great and love the white background (my go to colour!). Thanks for joining in!

Diane said...

I'm with Amy..the essence of why I love simple is the story AND these stunning photos take the centre stage! I often try to use a colour other than white for my background but always end up pulling the white out. I love to take bright photos and they just seem to pop more on a crisp white background. Mind you I love nothing more than to get "crafty" and find that I save that for creating cute fun mini albums. Thanks for joining in.

The Mann Fam said...

Love your ferris wheel layout!!! Fabulous. XX

jillconyers said...

I love the simplicity of your layout! Cool photos too.

Karen said...

Your photographs are marvelous and really take center stage on this layout! I love it!!

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

Great Lo. I love all the different angles of the big wheel.

Ginger said...

I love your take on the challenge Mel! I hope to get something done as well. I like the simple scrapping idea, and for myself I can appreciate both worlds. I find when I'm in a hurry i don't mind taking the simple approach and I'm usually happy with the results, but when I have a hankering for something more creative I still like to load the embellies :)

alexa said...

This is glorious - such lovely photos, and I really like the way you plunged straight into the journalling.