Title: Word to the Wise
This page came together in lightning speed. Just a few hours ago, I was cruising challenge sites for some inspiration. I stumbled upon the above Page Maps sketch challenge, but...the kicker is that it ends in just a few hours. Will I have enough time to finish? I fed the kids dinner, put them to bed, ran into my scrapping room and got to work.
So what did I learn from scrapping when it's 'down to the wire'? I learned that the result is just as pleasing to me as the pages where I agonize for hours over the perfect, matching shade of a color; that it's better not to over think, but just to go with your gut instinct.
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My interpretation of the sketch:
It is a mirror image of the sketch. I already had these 3 photos printed, so I had to adjust the sketch to fit them. But as you see, the bare bones L-shaped design, the matting, the dots outline, the title placement are all borrowed from the sketch.
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So what's this page about???
Beyond the obvious, that this is a Halloween page, this layout is more about the hand-me-down turtle costume which Adam inherited this year from his older brother. Last year when Omar wore it, we agonized whether the implication of a turtle (being slow, not an action figure, etc.) would scar Omar's self-confidence (him being a sensitive child).
This year when it was Adam's turn to wear it, I was afraid he'll reject it. Adam being a turtle?! Ha! That's a definition of an oxymoron. But he wore it and became crazy, possessed turtle. Proof that the clothes (or costume in this case), don't make the man. Adam has that personality that just SHINES. You can put a paper bag on him, and people will still take notice of his antics!