Thursday, 15 September 2011

The good, the bad and the 'I've got to re do this one'

On the whole I've been fairly content with the pages I've done for LSNED, some I've liked more than others but yesterday evening I did two pages, one I liked
and one I didn't (and which will be re-done)
In my imagination, Tim Holtz tape with calendar blocks on it, combined with stickers with days of the week on them were going to look good on a simple cream background.  The prompt was about how different days of the week feel, ie weekends v week-days.  I guess I should have been wary of the fact that it was day 13 and seen that unlucky number as an omen.  I know that this page will never sit happily in the project and I will have to revisit it!  I tried pleating some of the tape to see if a bit of texture improved it.  It didn't.
The bad page is the one I haven't done.  Can't get 'badder' than that can you?   Day 11.  I'm struggling with an idea for this prompt but may have the tiniest glimmer of a thought for what to do. 
On a totally different matter, those of you in the UK may have noticed the name of the town in which I live being headline news at the moment.  The lady who has been kidnapped in Kenya and whose husband has been murdered actually live just the other side of town from me.  Although I don't know them personally, they have a son who is the same age as my daughter and every time I turn on the news I try and imagine how awful it must be for him to be going through this nightmare.  May she have a swift release and be returned to her family in good health.


Robyn said...

Wow! What wild news!

Deb, I am always making things that I don't particularly like...but I think it's important. I mean, it's bound to happen with all the making we do! And I think the purpose of Shimelle's class is to tinker around with something you have not tried before. It seems like sometimes you'll love it and sometimes you won't and either way you grow from the process. no?

Anyway, craft on! ;)

Cheri said...

I know it is frustrating when the picture in your mind doesn't translate to paper, but I think the page has charm as is! Redo if you must, but I don't see it as necessary.

alexa said...

You know, I like it - but clearly you don't and that's what counts! Great colour contrast in that top one...
Thinking of those in the news - must be desperately anxious-making.

Sian said...

We were just talking about that news last night. It's terrible.

I love the pleated tape and would definitely keep it as a design element if you decide to redo the rest

Denise said...

See- I knew you'd find a use for the house! I think your tape layout is fine x

Sandra said...

I have to say I like the tape layout, but I do understand when you're just not sure about it. I find the news of that poor woman, and the fear that her family must be going through totally heartbreaking