Last night at around 7 pm, Au challenged me (or did I challenge Au? I forget) to make a simple scrap layout of any theme, any brand paper. We agreed, even shook hands virtually, that we should show each other our LOs via YM at exactly 1:00 pm today.
Thinking I had more than enough time, I spent the rest of the evening surfing and/or watching TV. Yes, sometimes simultaneously. I slept at around 2 a.m. and woke up quite late. To make the story short, I didn't get to start on my LO until 1:30 pm. Way past the deadline. In truth, I didn't think Au was serious about this but I scrapped anyway. At around 3:30 pm, Nita called to tell me Au has already shown her her LO and that I had until 4 pm to show her - Nita, the self-appointed judge - mine.
So I had to quickly put the finishing touches to my LO, quickly take a photo of it, and quickly upload it. O di ba? Quickie?
The LO is based on 3 Bugs in a Rug's April sketch.
Materials Used: DCWV Cardstock, 3BIAR Wonder PPS (cut into strips), white Uniball Signo pen (I am so loving this pen), black staetdler tri-plus pen, P.Etc. Stickers.
Journalling reads: Luneta Park, 01/21/07. When we chanced upon these three wise monkeys at the park, Papa immediately saw a photo opportunity so he had you pose near the monkeys. While you didn't understand what was going on, you were very cooperative and cute.
On the circle: But someone couldn't resist taking a PEEK at what's going on.
Around the photo: If we do not hear, see or speak evil, we ourselves shall be spared evil.
The Process: This is probably my first LO where I didn't do much thinking or second-guessing. As you can see, I didn't even use regular titles, just phrase stickers. The journalling is very simple, and was inspired (see below) by my sister Marissa. I wanted use up my 3bugs paper (plus another chance to be in their gallery) so I chose to follow their sketch. It worked well with the photos I chose though. I just had a blast doing this LO. So that's what it feels like to scrap without any pressure. Hahaha.
And I learned something new, too. I learned that the 3 "evil" monkeys are not Chinese in origin but Japanese. I always thought it was a Confucian saying.
And, oh, here is Au's LO. It doesn't look simple and rushed at all. I should have asked for a handicap. Next time, I will.
BTW, here's Manang Marissa's digital LO of the girls. For someone who didn't know how to use Photoshop two years ago (she taught herself), she has come along way.