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Saturday, 6 October 2007

It's Only Words!

It's Katie's turn to set the challenge this week but as she's off gallivanting for her very special big birthday, I've been asked to post for her. Sadly I can't open the text file she e-mailed me in any sensible format so I've had to paraphrase a bit around all the random coding that's appeared! LOL. Anyway, Katie's challenge (#11) is to use words in your project - not just a single word, like 'inspire' or 'dream' - oh no! that would be too easy! Instead, use poetry, prose, a little quote or a little verse like the one used on this layout (click on the image to see a larger version).

Katie said:
'I was really stuck for a challenge idea & in the end, inspiration struck while I was cleaning out the attic! I came across a photograph of my youngest son that was taken at his playgroup when he was about two and a half years old. The photograph went alongside a poster paint print of his hands and a little verse. My son is now twelve but when I read the verse, the words take me back to the time when he was still a toddler. It always brings a lump to my throat! The original was a bit tatty but I loved it so much I had to save it. I decided to use the photo & prints to make a layout.
I used the friends papers from the Personal Shopper October 2006 kit. The blue square patterned paper worked really well with the original blue card that the handprints were on. I cut out some flowers and attached them with brads, reprinted the verse & matted it on vellum (that's the only thing not from the kit) and added one of the metal embellishments in the centre of the layout.

The ATC features a favourite inspirational quote by Mark Twain. Again, the papers are from the October 2006 kit. I cut 3 tags from cardstock, printed the last line as three separate words and attached them with black brads. I inked all the edges and put a dragonfly brad in the corner. Everything except the black brads came from the kit.

Although I haven't made one here, I think this challenge lends itself particularly well to cards - so come on card makers - have a go at this challenge!'

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Ruth said...

Beautiful verse KTP and a fantastic challenge!

Charli said...

Ooooh I have and idea of what Im going to do for this KTP - fab challenge and hope you have had a fab birthday night out!

guiderbec said...

Have emailed mine over-an ATC with a poem on.
Great Challenge

Beverley Todd said...

Mine's Up! There's a full explanation & a copy of the poem on my blog here:

Juliet said...

Love this challenge - my layout is on my blog.

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Love the sentiment behind this LO. I have had ago using a quote on a card. Great challenge

Timi O. Mercado said...

Please check my entry. I e-mailed it yesterday.