I'm delighted to take part in this special event to celebrate the 2nd birthday of Julie's blog :) What a fun idea! Have you ever played the game Chinese Whispers? I remember it from my own schooldays and time in Brownies and Guides, and still use it myself now in my teaching and small groups - it's one of those perennial games!
What a good idea to apply this concept to scrapbooking :) I was fortunate enough to be sent a beautiful page from Sandie to use as my starting point. My post will make more sense if you've seen her layout first - but then, you should really see her inspiration before that - and so on, and so on, so in fact if you haven't started this blog hop with Julie herself I think you'd probably do better to go there and follow round in order :) You should find yourself visiting:
Julie @ Letting the Days Roll By
Alison @ Life in the Slow Lane
Fay @ Stitch...Stick...Sew...
Ruth @ Chatty Crafty Arty Pig
Jemma @ Just Jimjams
Miss Smith @ Curiouser and Curiouser
K @ K's Crafty Corner
Missus Wookie @ Missus Wookie's Wanderings
Sandie @ Itchifingers
Me! @ I Speak Melsh, naturally!
Alexa @ Trimming the Sails
Jo @ Curly Scrapbooker
Jacky @ Scrappyjacky
If you do need to go back to Julie's I'll wait for you here, OK?
Done that? Good :) Shall we have a look at my layout then? Here you go:
So, how did I get to this from Sandie's layout?
Well, first I tried to 'see' her layout as a sketch, to get a general shape for mine. This gave me a photo towards the top left hand side; journaling below it; something running up the left of the whole layout; something towards the top right; something towards the bottom right. I also looked for any details that gave me particular inspiration. I liked the photo mat with the wider border on the bottom edge (Sandie used this for her journaling). It was when I saw the cute little birdie's caption though - 'Bend when the wind blows' - that I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use, and the whole layout suddenly came together from there!
I have to say, I don't think my page looks anything like Sandie's lol... But it was definitely inspired by hers :)
And now, shall we travel on to Alexa's? I'm so keen to see her page! I wonder what she took from mine? :)
PS If I've planted this song in your head, I can only apologise. It stayed in mine for several days after I made the layout...
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