Monday, April 04, 2011

creating

Does anyone remember the Dewar's Profiles? Eons ago when I subscribed to The New Yorker the ads would often grace the back cover of the magazine. They featured a well-known person and shared some "profile" information, which always included the person's drink of choice (which was Dewar's, of course).

Over the weekend one of my friends (who doubles as a scrapper, among so many other attributes) posted on facebook a scrapbook layout she made. She referred to a scrapbook web site that provides "challenges" to scrappers to offer people like me some parameters for designing layouts. I love challenges--it narrows the field of decision-making to a manageable degree, and I can actually accomplish something, rather than be paralyzed by too many options. There are standard challenge categories each month (color, predetermined template, fashion finds, trends, etc.). Many of the challenges displayed on the web site triggered ideas, so I decided I would do my best to attempt those that caught my imagination. They number, oh, about 17? This would be for the month of April.

Yesterday my creative juices were flowing, so I decided to tackle one of them in the afternoon instead of deferring to the usual nap. After playing around with a multitude of choices (I mean, I had to choose which challenge to do!), a picture stored in Picasa suddenly clicked as one I could use for the "ad challenge." The idea is to take inspiration for a layout from an advertisement.

The above layout is the finished result, a Dewar's inspired layout (click on the image to read the profile portion). It isn't exactly "scrapped," but the heavy lifting is most certainly done, I have only to print and apply to a backing/mat. It's also got me thinking that it would be fun to do similar profiles for others who love Melrose. Jimmy and Barbara, you may be next!

6 comments:

The Bug said...

That is such a cool idea! If I were still scrapping I would definitely use it. And it's a great picture too :)

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

goodness... creativity abounds! so satisfying to ponder the possibilities and then voila!

The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski, M.Div/MSW said...

creating is fun!....like this. and, yes, I do remember those ads...

Liz said...

gotta ask....Melrose where?? FL ?? And I do remember those ads too

altar ego said...

Liz, Melrose is the name of a family farm in South Carolina, not far from Augusta, GA.

Janet M said...

Holy smokes Anne - that's one great layout, well done and glad to see you taking some time to scrap.

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