Monday, 11 November 2013

The Baby, the Page and the Point

 So remember last month we played Little E's new game of "I Have Never Seen a Baby"? You take the phrase I have never seen a baby and you add to it in the most outrageous way possible. We ended up with babies riding camels and unicycles and steam trains, eating jellied eels and marshmallows and wearing all kinds of crazy costumes. Well, this started out as a post about getting that all down on paper


(with thanks to everyone who contributed!). But then..

...it turned into a post about using up a bunch of unrelated embellishments and bits and pieces, because I thought my subject was going to let me throw everything I could find on to the page. But then..

...it turned into a post about how the idea in your head can turn into something else entirely by the time you have finished cutting. Especially when a complete sheet of little waifs just begged to be found a home. But then..


 ..it very nearly turned into a post about having to stop in the middle of something and about losing your focus, because you hear a noise that sounds like a stray stamp falling off the desk and  into a bag of rubbish; and you know that if you leave it and think you'll go back later to find it, you'll forget. And then..


..it turned back into a post about using up older supplies, when I discovered how much fun it is using stuff you like no matter what age it is. It was hard to stop adding the aforementioned stuff, so that meant it turned into..

...a post about getting the words on the page, even if that means there isn't as much lovely white space as you had been planning, because, after all, what's the page without its point? And after that, I thought I probably had written enough and I had my post and here it is. Have a good week everyone!

30 comments:

Barbara Eads said...

I love the design of all those little speech bubbles across the middle of the page.

Karen said...

Those speech bubbles marching across the page are fabulous---and perfect for this layout!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Loving the band of speech bubbles across the middle of your page. A very original way to document Little E's game.

Jo said...

Great post and a lovely layout :)

scrappyjacky said...

Such a great layout,Sian....I love the slightly vintage feel to it.
And if you like it.....nothing is ever too old to use.

Sheena said...

I love the story & the details & there is still loads of white space :)

Missus Wookie said...

What lovely waifs and comments.

Kirsty.A said...

And then it turned into a brilliant page

MichelleZ said...

How adorable is this! Such a clever project! Love it!

Eleanor said...

and that, dear Sian, is quite the most delightful page. Captivating.
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Sandra said...

It's such a happy page, you've captured a feeling in a layout :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I love that this page holds little snippets of input from blog friends, Sian! So cute and so clever! And I also love the evolution of the pages as well. Well done, my friend.

alexa said...

A perfectly delightful page and beautifully constructed post :).

Abi said...

I loved reading these again. They make me laugh. What a fun game little E made up and what a beautiful page you have made to document it.

Amy said...

Well, it came together well in the end with an even greater story that how it began!

Karen said...

Love the page and love the post x

Louise said...

and what a wonderful page it is too. All the little people scattered around really bring your page to life...love it!! x

Jennie Hart said...

Those waifs are perfect, such a lovely whimsical page.

S said...

A delightful journey to the point of that delightful page. Such prettiness that I just had to pin it!

Jennifer Shaw said...

What a fun page and a great idea. I love those vintage children images from OA! I think I might have some myself that I should get on a page.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Cute looking page! Love all the little kid stickers!

Sandie said...

Oh I love that page Sian!! So colourful and fun with those gorgeous vintage children. So much going on, I could look at it for ages! Oh, and the journaling is great too :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a clever layout!! This is adorable! I love it!!!

Nathalie said...

This is a fantastic page for many reasons, one of them being that it is very you :)

Becky said...

What a fantastic layout :)

Jimjams said...

What a brilliant happy page - great for Little E to look back on one day!

Miriam said...

This is such a creative post Sian and a beautiful LO to go with it.

Melissa said...

What a wonderful stream-of-consciousness post - felt like I was journeying along with you as you scrapped (& hunted for the lost stamp!).

Lisa-Jane said...

And it is just perfect!

Gail said...

What a great layout and I love the story of how it finally came together despite other things distracting you.

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