I just love cropping. I usually am quite productive, and the chat is always interesting. It’s lovely and social and just good fun.
Saturday I was in Ludgershall and managed two layouts done, and two more mostly done – I found I needed stuff I didn’t bring with me to finish them off, so they are on my desk today.
Oddly for me, both the finished ones are single photo layouts. I tend to do multi-photo layouts but for these I only had the one tolerable shot to use. Sometimes, I just grab the camera and shoot a single shot before the kids move or put up a hand in protest. But they capture the moment so they will have to do.
The first is the kids making a mess in the living room one rainy day. They used to love “making a nest” on the sofa and chatting, annoying each other, watching TV or a movie, just hanging out. I got to use my new punch so I’m happy.
This one was just a shot of DD after she snuck into our bed and laid out al her “friends” in a row. The photo was mostly a big expanse of the bright blue duvet cover so the little pointing finger and the title over the photo helped locate her, amidst the row of doll-faces, and broke up all the blue.
I tossed the little bit of lace trim in last minute and it actually worked OK with the layout.
I love my pointing finger fonts. They are so useful to call attention to something and look fab printed on cardstock then cut out. I like the fact that, unlike the couple of pointing finger stamps I have, they can be re-sized to fit perfectly. In this case the also hid the mess on my bedside table – it’s always covered in stacks of books, the alarm clock, a cup of water, lip balm, etc. The fonts are two different die cut plates, both QK ones bought from the UKS Marketplace and a real bargain. Normally I would add a journaling block but Shim’s recent sketch showed journaling just n som paper and I guess it stuck in my mind so I grabbed my pen and just jotted down a few important points. Normally I tend to make more cluttered layouts, but I seem to have restrained myself here. Another benefit of a crop layout – I would have been tempted to just keep adding more if I was creating at home. Limited by the supplies in my bag I was rather forced into the “less is more” mode. Now I should get on and finish the last two, and prep for next Saturday’s crop!