Friday, October 15, 2010

Nose Crinkles {BasicGrey Newsletter}

Every time I look in the mirror, I see more white hairs sprouting on my head and more wrinkles invading my face. It's not a pretty sight. And the more weight I lose, the more the wrinkles come out to play. So, imagine my dismay when my mom pointed out--on my 47th birthday, no less--the wrinkles I hate most on my face--those deep, horizontal lines between my eyes, crowning my freckled nose. "You have the same exact wrinkles I do on your nose." Ummm, thanks for pointing out my wrinkles on my birthday, Mom.

Well, my mom, being the kind soul she is, made the best of the conversation, and I documented it on a layout. I was thrilled when Kelly Goree asked me to make a layout for this month's BasicGrey Newsletter. I just adore BasicGrey, and it gave me the perfect excuse to play with the Oliver collection. I had bought the paper with the monkeys because it was so darn cute--not having any idea how I was going to use it, but this story turned out to be the perfect one to break out those monkeys!

Here's the sketch I got to work with (the sketch was made by Allison Davis):

And here's my layout. Scrapping 8 x 8 poses lots of challenges, especially when there's a lot of journaling I want to include. I tried to stay true to the sketch, but my lengthy journaling  made it necessary to make a few adjustments. I love the colors in the Oliver line, and did I mention, I adore those whimsical monkeys?

I hope you'll take a peek at the BasicGrey Newsletter to see the awesome layouts Kelly Goree, Allison Davis, and Lady Grace Belarmino made with this sketch. 


Camila Borssoi said...

I always imagine this paper with picture from the kids, but you did an excelent layout using your picture. Great!

Murphy's Law said...

way to rock the sketch and i love the conversation and can so relate. i hate the whole wrinkle getting older thing. i'm going down fighting. lol!

Laina Lamb said...

Love your page. I may use this sketch too!

Janet M said...

Oh your page turned out fantastic and what a cute use of the paper line.
Fantastic line to work with and a great layout.

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