Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Challenge Entry

Bo Bunny Layout Challenge
     I had purchased some Bo Bunny papers specifically for their monthly layout challenge and decided I better get on the ball and actually make the layout. I had some other papers prepared for last month's challenge and ended up bypassing it. I didn't want to let another month slip on by. Here is my take on the sketch.

My Interpretation
Here is the original sketch.

Bo Bunny layout sketch

Summer Vacation:
     Last summer K and I went to Taiwan to visit my Dad along with my sister, Jenn. Then we all traveled to Japan together. I scrapped the Japan portion of the trip into an entire album, which took months to complete, but I didn't scrap a single page of Taiwan. Maybe it is because I lived there for 10 years and it feels like going home, whereas Kyoto had more of the lure of an exotic vacation. This layout is my first foray into my stack of Taiwan photos. 
     K and I were wandering around the crowded downtown area, and Jenn took these pics. I'm sure the locals were wondering what we were up to, but it was so hard to resist posing like Tom and Cameron. It was so weird to see American movie stars plastered on the sides of giant buildings in another country. Is that what they think of us? 

Here are some close up shots:

Finishing Touches:
     In terms of the embellishments, I added two 50 NT coins with Sun Yat-sen on them. I was saving them to go with photos of visiting his memorial. At this rate, I thought I'd just go ahead and incorporate them now so they would get used. I guess I'll have to ask dear ol' Dad for more coins for purely aesthetic reasons. I also fussy cut some flowers and flourishes from Bo Bunny's Delilah collection. They looked kind of flat and lifeless, so I curled the edges with a skewer. I ended up adding the skewer to my tool bag, it seemed so handy. Who needs a professional petal roller? I added three Prima flowers that I had lying around and originally didn't know where to use them. It looks like you can totally make it yourself. Just punch out 5 hearts, crease the middle, glue it onto a circle base and add a pearl center. These were made out of felt, but I'm sure cardstock or patterned paper would suffice. I think you should try making your own embellishments. Besides saving the money, you will probably have a greater sense of pride in your layout. Thanks for joining me today!


Becky said...

That's a beautiful layout! I bought some paper but didn't get around to this challenge. =S Glad you pulled it together because this is great!

kmspiker said...

Sun Set Sam should be proud to be in such a beautiful environment. Your creativity and growing skill are amazing.

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