When I look around at the things I'm responsible for around here, and note that I slack on housework, laundry, etc. (but make plenty of time for my hobbies) I realize how disparate the workload is. He holds so many reins and works 14-, 16-, 18-hour days. All so we can eat, sleep, play, and live virtually carefree.
I created this layout for an online crop event at Cocoa Daisy a couple weeks ago. The challenge was put forth by Anja Wade, one of their amazingly talented Design Team members, to garner inspiration from a collection of gig posters she put together.
Here is the one I chose:
This Elliott Smith poster spoke to me because Mike sports the same chin beard, I love the colors, and when he and I lived in San Diego we would sometimes go hang at the Belly Up and listen to great music.
And here is the layout I created:
I used Photoscape to change this photo of us first to black and white, then to the contrasty blue tone. I wish I could tell you exactly how I did it, but let me assure you it was pretty simple (hence me being able to do it!) and that for being a free downloadable photo editing software, Photoscape has a lot of cool filters and color shifting tools to play around with. A definite score for this girl with a broken CD drive and an unloaded Photoshop disk.
I printed it out on a couple pieces of white 8x11 cardstock, pieced it together, hand cut the title, wrote out my journaling, and voila!
And guess what? I won that challenge! Hooray for me! And Hooray for Cocoa Daisy! :) Thank you so very much for the honor, the inspiration, and the fun!
I'll share some of the other challenge layouts from the crop soon!
Thanks for visiting!