24 October 2010

New kid on the block ...

It's raining and my husband is sitting with my daughter going through HSC maths for her exam tomorrow - he's the maths guru in this house - I dropped it in preference to extension ancient history and english for my own HSC.  The only kid in my school not doing maths for their examinations and so very grateful I wasn't.  I had a hate, hate relationship with most anything mathematical (still do) - I'm afraid my mind just doesn't work that way - and I just could not see myself sitting through logarithms, probabilities, differentiation and all the other "stuff" that I just knew I would never, ever use in real life.  So my hat is off to hubby for not only relearning his maths abilities from years ago and persevering with our daughter to act as coach for her over these past trying months but for actually enjoying the process.

But I digress - while they have been cramming, I have been scrapping and since there is a new challenge site called Get Picky offering up their very first challenge this month I thought I would indulge myself and play along with them too.


Their first challenge of the month was the above sketch.  I decided to keep to the basic premise of the design with my own slight twist to it.  This is a digital layout as I scrap traditionally, digitally and in hybrid style and am happy to mix it around depending on my mood at the time.  I love these candid photographs of my son and daughter and have been wanting to use them on a layout for some time.  Rather than do a standard "there they are" type of page I decided to take a slightly different "brotherly" approach, using appropriate song lyrics.  I like the result.


4 comments:

Tanya Tahir said...

Fantastic layout, I love the clock and the title placement. Thanks so much for playing along with our first challenge at Get Picky.

Christine said...

Wow, this is fantastic! I love where you put your journalling, the placement really opens it up!

Alannah said...

gorgeous page...I especially like the clock and the photo of brother kissing sister!

Nikki xx said...

Great layout Jane :) I so admire digital scrapping...not so technologially savvy myself, but your laout is fantastc! Thanks so much for joining us in our first Get Picky challenge :)