Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Oh my, is that another layout?!?!

Shock horror, yes, I quite think it is!!! LOL

Credits: Blue Sonata Kit by Mindy Terasawa; Scallop Template #5 by Crystal Wilkerson
(from Tons of Scallops Template Kit); Title font - Cafe Rojo; Journalling font - Angelina. Made with Photoshop CS4.

Early last week, as I made my way along the Ella Publishing Blog Hop to launch their new eBook, Scrapbooking the Everyday, I noticed several layouts documenting the mundane task of doing the laundry.

I must admit I don't often think about documenting such mundane topics as housework, but I'm a scrapbooker, right? Therefore there is no subject in the world that is off limits to being documented on a scrapbook page!

Once the idea of scrapbooking the laundry took hold, it wouldn't let go. So after I loaded up the washing machine, I grabbed the camera and took a few shots. After several hours of digi element procrastination and Photoshop manipulation, the above layout was produced. I can't say that the journalling came easily and indeed, I'm not that happy with it, but my creative brain is struggling with anything interesting to say about laundry! If I do come up with something better, I'll change it. Or perhaps you have some suggestions? How would the journalling to your laundry layout read?

This was a very interesting exercise for me and it has certainly broadened my mind as to the things I can scrapbook. I suppose I've always known this, but to actually put it into practice is a totally different matter. Regardless of the fact that I'm not particularly keen on remembering how I did the laundry, perhaps future generations will be interested. Isn't that what scrapbooking is all about in the end - preserving memories for future generations?!? And perhaps in the end, that is all that matters. :D



Lynn said...

What a pretty LO - I love how you have co-ordinated the colours with the colours of the laundry!! I don't mind the laundry just the ironing it brings.

sutty said...

Lovely Winnie -love the scalloped edge to your photo :) I should do one about my mountains of ironing - at least the thought of piling it to a proper mountainous range is making me smile - thinking about physically having to stand and iron isn't :D

misteejay said...

Great LO Winnie - you have even managed to match the page colours to the laundry in the tub.

Toni xx

Virginia said...

Wow look at you go - another layout - I like to document the unusual I've got a stack of art work that my 10 year old keeps providing me with - can see some scanning and a double page layout coming along!

Jenny said...

Fabbi LO hun, love the theme too.*lol*

Sandra said...

Great idea ... I like the idea of scrapping more of your everyday life. That's my plan too ... only, you've done it, I'm still at the thinking stage LOL.

Wanda said... me the size, shapes, & colors of the flowers on the background and their embellishment partners on the left side almost look like soap bubbles. Well done!

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