Wednesday, April 11, 2007

More Different Than Alike

I started this LO last Saturday, but was only able to finish the title and embellishments last Monday. Today, I finally added the journaling. This is the first time that I didn't finish an LO in one sitting. And it doesn't sit (pun intended) well with me. Unlike some people who can work on several LOs at one time, I have to completely finish an LO before I could move on to the next one. So until today, I was stuck on this one.

This is a scraplift of one Karen Buck, who's work was featured in a scrapbook adhesive ad.

When I looked closely at this photo of Sarah and Kahlo, I saw that while they have obvious physical differences, they also have physical similarities. So I thought I would focus on how alike they were despite their differences.

My original quote was "More alike than different." However, when I was putting on the title, the word "different" wouldn't fit on the bottom. So I ended up switching the two words to read, "More different than alike." That bothered me no end because I wanted to focus on their bond as sisters, that despite of their many differences, they have so much more in common. But then I wrote the journalling and everything fell into place. I acknowledged that these two girls are as different as chalk from cheese. But they are sisters to each other. That is what matters most.

Materials Used:
Making Memories & MAMBI paper, DCWV cardstock, Karen Foster embellishment, MM acrylic paint and foam stamp, Creative Imaginations sticker, EK Success Phrase Cafe, magnet phrase (unknown), Sizzix Bounce diecuts.

Journaling Reads:
There is no denying it. You two are different from each other. Sure, I look at this picture and I think: you have the same lips and the same smile. But that's where the similarities end. SARAH - you are sometimes shy and always sensitive. You like the color pink and girly-girl toys and games. While you, KAHLO - are always gung-ho. You like the color orange and playing rough. But inspite of these differences, you are the best sisters anyone can ask for. Barring the usual sibling disagreements - and you do fight - you clearly love each other. I don't know what the future holds for you two, but I hope you continue to be good friends and always have the best of times together. Love Mama 4/11/2007

The Process:
Scraplifting is certainly easy as the decisions about color schemes or placement of photos, or whatever you want to copy are already made for you. However, the final finishing touches are still your own. This may be easy or not, but this is the part where your own personality comes through. (And this is where I really sweat it out.)

The MM papers also came as part of a kit so it was assumed that the colors will work well together. And then I discovered for myself (although I've read and heard it before) that the MM acylic paints match their papers exactly. How cool is that?

This is also my first time using hidden journaling, simply because there was no room for it in the LO. But when I saw the "Secrets" tab, I knew it was just perfect. My message being just between us girls. That is also why I used my own hand-writing when I would usually use a printer. I wanted this to be very personal.


jennifer said...

how nice naman handwriting mo! i agree with how this layout fell into place. great job!

Myle said...

hi lee. wow nice work, my friend! my! i love the color combination. your creativity is really showing now.... 1 LO a week. ganda pa... inggit na ako...

leira said...

love this LO..

Jeff & Pia said...

love that pic and the color combi too!