I was truly surprised when Shazza asked me to be guest designer at From Screen to Scrap. July’s inspirsation comes from the movie poster All About Eve.
I love this poster. The bright colours and graphical style suit me to a tee. As with any Shazza challenge there are additional criteria:-
For an extra 6 bonus points 🙂
1) Use 4 x colorful Arrows = 1 pt
2) Use Hearts = 2 pts
3) Use 1/2 or 1/4 of a face from a photo = 3 pts
This led me to use the poster as a sketch. But I also liked the border around the page and the blocks of the title, so I wanted to incorporate that. But what to use as the subject matter? And that’s where I stepped out of my comfort zone. As I was sorting through a box of old photos I came across some photobooth photos of me and a small picture from my Uni days. It’s very rare to see a photo of me on a page but this has FIVE! And I’ve journalled about something personal to me – my glasses – something I have never done before.
I have myopic astigmatism. It’s hereditary – my Dad has it and so does Puddle Duck. I had my first pair of glasses when I was 5 years old. I got called all of the usual names at school, plus ‘Everest’ which was the name of a double glazing firm advertising on TV at the time. It had a really big effect on my self confidence.
My prescription is very strong and it limits what frames I can choose, so the latest fashion for plastic frames with deep sides is perfect for me – long may this fashion continue! The downside is that the lens isn’t deep enough for varifocals, so I have to have a separate pair of reading glasses.
As guest designer I also get to pick one entry to receive this prize:
If you would like to win, go over to From Screen to Scrap and follow Shazza’s instructions to the letter. As an engineer, complying with the given brief is engraved deep within my psyche. In addition I want to read about what else inspired your page. You can include it in your blog post or in a comment here. Whatever your inspiration I hope you’ll play along.