Did anyone see Bang Goes The Theory this week? Well, late night computer use can mess up your body clock. Apparently the light from your computer screen has a higher proportion of blue light than other artificial light sources, so if you use your computer late at night your body is fooled into thinking it’s still day time. Now I am not completely convinced by this – it doesn’t fit with all the times I’ve nodded off in front of the computer at work for starters! But just in case I will be cutting back on using the computer at night, which means a steep drop in blogging activity. Pity really, since this is my 50th blog post. I’d like to invite you to join me in a game of pass the page to celebrate. Details are at the end of this post, but first I’d just like to share my latest Shimelle inspired pages, using my Counterfeit kit (or at least trying to!).
I wanted to do the starting point challenge again this week, but the striped papers in my counterfeit kit were all part sheets – no good for a stripy background. I raided my stash and found a couple of candidates – only thing was, by the time I’d chopped up the matching sheet from the kit to make the central 10X10 square I didn’t want to add the vertical columns and cover the pattern, so the page went off in a different direction.
I raided my stash again for felt Prima flowers and some Making Memories chipboard embellishments. The photo is one I took in June when we went to Jamie’s Italian in Birmingham. And I used the badge they gave Puddle Duck as the title. In the end I only used one sheet and a scrap from the kit, so is that a double fail??
I had a bit more success using the kit with these photos from Puddle Duck’s Guide and Brownie Talent Night and Shimelle’s sketch of the week from last week. All but three stickers are from the kit.
Although I’m not sure that success is the word. There’s obviously more to this kit counterfeiting than meets the eye. I’ve struggled to pull papers together for a page – I think I’ll approach putting the kit together a little differently next time.
So on to a game of pass the page to celebrate my half century. For those of you who are not sure, it’s a scraplifting version of Chinese Whispers. You receive picture(s) of a page via e-mail and take what inspiration you like to create a page of your own. Your page is then passed to the next person and so on down the line. You only get to see the page before yours and everyone keeps their page under wraps until the end and then we’ll have a blog hop. If you want to join in, please let me know in the comments below before Monday 3 October.
I’ll just leave you now with an example of Puddle Duck’s creativity: