Friday, 14 September 2012

Tent Games - A Layout for a Pink Paislee Challenge!

Yay, I can tick another item off my list of '10 things I'd like to join in with', as I just finished making this layout for Pink Paislee's Social Media Challenge Week! 

This page was inspired by the Instagram blog post by Jennifer Evans. Do you use Instagram? I like it when I use it, but that doesn't happen very often. The main problem is that while I don't have a smart phone, I do have an Ipod Touch - which basically means I can download all the apps and games, but I can't ring anyone from it, and I don't get roaming internet. So I can use my wifi at home to upload photos, and tweet, etc, but when I really want to use it - when I'm out and about - I don't have internet connection. 

So, if I take a fabulous Instagram photo when we're out, I have to wait until I get home to upload it. Sometimes I forget. Sometimes it takes so long for me to remember to upload it that by the time I've remembered, the photo is irrelevant to what I'm doing and I don't bother to upload it. But I do check that it's saved to my photo folder, which was the case with this photo, from when we were camping for the weekend of my 30th birthday:

Pink Paislee Supplies: Soiree 'Music' Paper, a strip of Vintage Vogue 'Corner Boutique' Paper, Spring Jubilee 6x6 Papers and Chipboard Shapes, Mistables Chipboard Alphabet,  and Old School Element Stickers. 

I love the bright colours of the Soiree and Spring Jubilee papers, they bring out the lighter hues in the photo nicely, and remind me that it was a summer party day! I kept the main items near the bottom of the page, and added hints of gold thread, because it wasn't long after sunrise when the kids were all playing in the tent. 

The photo isn't perfect, but it's the only one I have of them playing so early in the day, which is one thing I'm thankful to my Ipod for - I have it nearby when a normal camera isn't in reach, and I'm able to capture moments like this - just look at baby boy's happy face! I'm glad I've managed to capture the happy feeling with the bright elements of the page.

Now I'm off to see if I can make another project for the Social Media challenges before tonight's deadline. How much do I want to win the entire Portfolio collection? A LOT! x

7 comments:

Sarah said...

What a lovely photo and layout!! Baby boy sure does look a happy!! Love those alphas!x

Mel said...

Great bright layout. I got my package today thanks! x

Rachel Minick said...

Love the bright colors and white space!

Jimjams said...

A lovely memory - I like te way the journalling is the first thing you read and then the photo has more meaning!

I have NO idea what instagram is - my phone just makes calls!

Carin McDonough said...

Fantastic layout, love the bright colours and baby boy does look so happy! :)

Lisa-Jane said...

I love photos like this, they are what I call proper photos and not an arty posed *just for scrapbookers" photo. Really like the placement too.

Laura said...

What a fun layout. Perfect photos and you captured it well

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