Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Topsy Turvy

Haven't scrapped anything today, shame when work gets in the way eh? And what with all the time this trying to be healthy and get fitter malarkey takes, I'll just need to show you one of fav los from pre-blog days. This was in response to a challenge on UKS by Scrappybunny, which jumped out at me one night when I was kind of at a loose end. The challeng was simply to make a lo completely UPSIDE DOWN, ie with it all facing away from you. Now, I don't know quite what kind of mood I was in but this really appealed, so I did it all, even the journalling, upside down, though I guess the glass of gin helped....And you know what, I really like the result, and got an interesting gallery comment on it saying that they'd been told to do this at art school! So, I still have a bit of habit of turning stuff the other way round sometimes when I get a bit stuck, maybe I should go off and do another topsy turvy one...

5 comments:

Lynn said...

Totally love your cards and that upside down layout is so cool!!! So where abouts in Scotland are you from, I was born there and still have a bunch of family there! How cool is that!!! Anyway have a faby day and hope to talk to you soon!

Lynn

queendebbee said...

Years ago I took a drawing class based on the book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. One of the exercises in it was to copy an upside down drawing by Pablo Picasso. It helps you to see things that you wouldn't ordinarily notice etcetera. I would never have thought to try it while scrapping!

Latharia said...

That would give me a headache!!!! Kudos to you! LOL!

Paula said...

Must have felt strange doing things upside down!! It looks very effective.
I havne't made much either right now. The Art Journal card was small & easy & Im 3 days working on a vintage page for the weekly challenge. Im almost 3 weeks now witout hot water & heating so it is quite hard to scrap my fingers don't work well!!!

lisa said...

Hi! re your question regarding the bikeathon layout, yes I did sand the photos backgrounds, thanks :)
this upside down thing is a very interesting concept, i'm going to try it tomorrow, thanks for posting it.