Wednesday, 28 September 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Oh no, I've done it again. I tidied my desk up yesterday without photographing it and now it's Wednesday again!
Oh well, I can show you the 3 layouts I was working on. I have such a pile of To-Scrap photos at the moment and so little time, that I thought I would try a technique suggested by Shimelle in her recent 'Explore' class, namely, making Stage A layouts. These are basic layouts, not completely finished but good enough to to be put in your album until you are ready to finish them. I like that idea. I hate having half-finished stuff laying around.

I did 3, all using sketches or starting points by Shimelle. This is the fastest scrapping I have done for ages.
 The first is a very old photo of myself aged approximately 9 feeding a solitary duck. I don' remember the occasion, but I do clearly remember the pink sundress I'm wearing which was a real favourite. I think I insisted on wearng it every day that summer, and obviously into autumn with a long-sleeved top underneath. The long hair and Alice band look lasted through most of my primary school years.

With this photo of my daughter intently watching a ladybird crawl up her arm, I cropped it in tight and added a vignette in Photoshop. I love the lighting now. The expression on her face looks so like me in the picture above!

The 3rd is a layout of my son'e 9th birthday, at which I was not present having come home from France a week earlier than he did. Fortunately my mother-in-law sent me these photos. Grandma and M made him a Wii-shaped birthday cake and he chose to spend the day at Le Parc Ange St Michel, a nearby theme park. His birthday gifts of an MP4 player and Wii Disney Sing Star were great hits and he karaoked well into the night!

I like that I can finish these off when I have time without the guilt of having them lying around and, oh look, I've got my journalling written now too! Result!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely LOs - the one of your daughter is really beautiful. I love that intense stare kids have when they're completely focussed on something. Cool son too, Karaoke King!! Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Beautiful layouts Kirsty! Your kids are going to love looking through their albums!

Tertia said...

Lovely LO's!
Thanks for popping in at my blog. You are right, I should not really be blogging while I am supposed to be teaching, but the girls were working on preparing their debates and I had some time to just sit (not something I do very well, LOL)and wait for them to finish. Thought I would use the time constructively and seeing that it was Wednesday,,, well, you know.

humel said...

What a great idea! I didn't have time to follow the Explore class properly so I just saved the prompts for now, but I'm loving this particular idea :) And yes, your daughter looks very like you in that photo! xx

karen said...

Hi! Just popping by to say I am having a giveaway and would love for you to enter! I will try and pop back later for a proper look but want to invite all the wonderful WOYWWers for a chance to win!
xoxo Karen

karen said...

Great layouts! I don't scrapbook but I can see the benefit in getting them mostly finished and then going back to do the journaling part later!
And yes, you can certainly see how alike you and your daughter are!
Thanks for entering my giveaway! Good luck!
xoxo Karen

Julia Dunnit said...

These are great, and you're right, being able to put them away and re-visit just need you to give yourself permission. Funny aren't we! Nicve that you tidied your desk though - I'd have thought that your busy life leaves little room for such measures!