Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hello Me, Hello Chandu

I am in my week 2 of my awesome Hello Story class. This week the class got a little more personal. The instructor encouraged us to record personal information and more in depth feelings. She created fill in the blanks journal templates for us to incorporate in our layouts. I have created layouts to hold this information but I kind of feel uncomfortable filling it for the world to see.

I created two layouts for this post, one of myself and one of Chandu's. These layouts contain one photo from our childhood and one photo that is more current. It contains a journal block of fill in the blanks format. Chandu and I will fill in these blanks later.

I made a 12x12 silhouette file to cut out the cardstock. I then backed it with different patterned pieces of patterned paper. This took the longest time. Everything else on these two layouts is pretty straightforward. I printed out the fill in the blanks journal block on vellum and backed it with photo corners on plain cardstock. This way if we mess up while filling in the blanks, I can just add a new block easily.

Here is a snapshot of the silhouette file that I created:

Most of my materials are from the Valley High and Jennifer Scrapbook kits from Studio calico. There seems to be a bunch of patterned paper from Basic Grey, October Afternoon and Studio Calico this time. I selected very very different colors to make both the layouts even though the designs are the same. It was fun to see the outcome.

As for the photo selection process, it was very interesting. I have more photos of my childhood than Chandu does. It was a challenge to get a good one for Chandu. I finally found one that was in pretty bad shape. I had to spend a bunch of time trying to fix it in photoshop elements. What is bad is that we both don't have too many photos of just ourselves even right now. We need to start taking more photos of each other. I picked our childhood photos in taken the cities we grew up in India (Chandu in Hyderabad and me in Bangalore) and our current photos taken here in Santa Barbara where we are living currently.

Here is my layout:

Here is Chandu's layout:


Have a positively wonderful day.....




Nirupama said...

Oh wow! I love how you did this layout for both of you. Such precious child photos :)

julee said...

I love your use of the silhouette.