Sunday, 21 August 2011

The half page Challenge

After a busy weekend......I've managed one last challenge for Shimelle.........creating a layout using just half the page.......and that was quite a challenge for me.......as my pages tend to be pretty full!!
This was quite a poignant page to make......but one I needed to make......last New Year's Eve.......with our friends D and G.......the last photo ever taken of the four of us......and as someone who usually avoids the camera.....I'm so glad we had this photo taken.
Because there were so many clashing colours in the photo.........I decided to change it to black and white before scrapping it.......I may well add some hidden journaling behind the photo as well.

15 comments:

pinky said...

Its love in the black and white tones. The background paper is perfect for a celebration and the red lettering works perfectly to make it pop. Great page Jacky.

Alison said...

Great page Jacky...I often change pics to b&w if there's too many colours in them!
Alison xx

Kathyk said...

A superb page Jacky - a really fab and challenging idea to just use half a page. Turned out so well - a lovely way to remember your friends

Kathyk

Amy said...

I am impressed with how you managed this challenge Jacky - you have made a beautiful page and the colurs look fantastic ... I'm really glad you have this photo, it is such a precious memory.

Cheri said...

I'm so impressed with you and the others who did several of these challenges. I had hoped to participate, but got excited with the direction of the Big Idea Festival and ended up concentrating on that. I had to let the challenges go for now.

Rachel Holaday said...

This is great! I love the pop of red!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job on this, and I can feel the poignancy in your voice.
Hugs,
Rinda

Karen said...

It's a lovely layout, and I'm glad you have the photo. I didn't take photos when we were visiting my BIL and SIL because I wasn't feeling very well. Now that Mercy is gone, I'm filled with regret!

I've had a lovely time catching up with your blog and am so impressed with all the Christmas cards you've finished already. I've ordered a new die for cards this year, and expect to make just one, maybe two versions to send rather than many different ones.

Sian said...

As soon as I saw that picture I just knew what you were going to say x

Cheryl said...

Jacky I love your LO and the colours are just peerfect. So glad you have this photo and all the memories it no doubtedly holds for you x

Sandra said...

It's a truly gorgeous page.

Ginger said...

Good for you Jacky getting in another challenge, this one is lovely and the colours perfect :)

Jimjams said...

Lovely stylish page - the swirly vellum? is festive, the colours elegant and the photo in B&W is lovely. A celebration of happier times!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Great call to use this photo in a black and white format, Jacky. The layout is striking, and it's a great way to document a good time with your dear friend(s). I know you must really miss him. xo

Rachel B said...

It's a beautiful page Jacky, I like the little 'pop' of red :)