Monday, 31 January 2011

Weeks 2, 3 & 4 of 52 Questions

As I mentioned last week, I have decided to take part in the UKS challenge - 52 Questions.

I have finally caught up with weeks 2, 3 and 4 - Yay - so I am now up to date (I wonder how long that will last)!

Week 2's questions was "Am I Scared of Change"?
Well, my answer is simple really - "not when I'm in control of it"!!!!!
I have used butterflies as a running theme throughout the layout - indicating change and left it quite simple. I've also used some posed photos left over from the self portraits that I took for a photography course before Christmas. I really dislike having my photo taken but at least when you take them yourself you can edit them and select the better shots!

Do I Believe in Fairies"?
This page is dedicated to my once 5 year old daughter who had a Disney dress up party. I can't believe that was more than 10 years ago!
I have journaled on the back boasting about the fact that I handmade her costume with an old charity shop bathing costume find, some netting, a coat-hanger tights and feather trim (for the wings). She looked just like Tinkerbell - don't you think?

I have heat embossed a forestry feel to the page and add some pretty flower trim to cheer up a bit and make it look more child-like.

Week 4
"When I look into my eyes I see..."
Oddly enough, I knew instantly what I wanted to say although no idea about what I wanted the page to look like.
I opted for black and white layering with an assortment of embellishments to compliment the colour scheme.
I used a vellum sheet over the whole layout to give it a masked / cloudy effect and this was done with reason.
My journaling, again, in very simple - "When I look into my eyes I see ... someone who is yet to reach their potential"
The vellum overlay is basically how I feel about my work life - not sure what to do next and wishing I had gone down a different and more vocational route to the one I ended up taking.

This whole question thing is getting rather deep!!!!

Louise x


  1. Wow! I love the black and white layout and the use of vellum to show how you feel. Brilliant! Could you let me know where you got the acetate butterfly as I am quite into that look at the moment. Thanks for sharing!

  2. great layouts, love the butterflies and also the use of the vellum, a fantastic idea

  3. oh i love all those butterflies and your attention to detail :)

  4. Gorgeous layouts. Little girls in fairy dresses are just so sweet. My grand-daughters wear theirs until they fall apart!

  5. It is so important to be in control , I quite agree with you. These layouts are lovely and your photograph is really good, (quite photogenic). By the way, how is the baby?
    Sue xx

  6. I love the fairy layout-lovely photos and the embossing looks great!I'm also a fan of the acetate butterfly!

  7. They're gorgeous, love the fairy one