Sunday, March 29, 2015

Daily routine in Kunming/Dali

I am anticipating a busy few days over the next week as Easter approaches - visiting family and friends visiting.  So I am taking this opportunity today to catch up on a few layouts and challenges.
This layout is for a challenge over at Soul Scrappers called 'From Screen 2 to Scrap".
Here is my layout, the photo was taken on a visit to Kunming/Dali, Yunnan Province, China on 2 October, 2008.  In 2008 had the opportunity to teach Business English for a year at Xiangtan University in Hunan Province, China.  On spring break, and other holidays I travelled to many places in China.
I was drawn to this man threshing wheat by hand - I suppose we get so used to seeing machines being used here in Australia that I marveled at this man's daily routine (see stamp under photo which is strobing in this photo - wonderful sun streaming in today).   The patterned paper was sitting on my table from another layout and I was drawn to what appeared to be wheat seeds on 2 of the papers (green and orange)  The misting also reminds of the seeds going every which way.
And here is the challenge inspiration - a Japanese movie poster - Sympathy for Lady Vengence.
We were additionally challenged to use White cardstock background; black title and/or black stamping; long triangles (at least 4) from coloured patterned paper and a single person or single person in black and white photo.
Now a little secret - I am triangle challenged!!!   On my first attempt to do a layout - my triangles looked - well how do I say it - awful.   I put it down to mathematics not being my first choice of most popular subject - I was much better at Needlework, Home Economics, English and Social Studies - at school. 
I have lots of triangles of paper now but they will be put to good use on the scrapbook pages I complete for Southern Cross Kids Camps - so all is not lost!!!
Thank you for looking - see you "reel" (pun intended) soon.   Margaret :)


Shazza said...

Well done Margaret, love the pp you used to represent wheat seeds, i'm glad you overcome your 'triangle' issues because you came up with a really great page!! thanks for joining in this month!

Mitzi Luttrull said...

Great subject in your photo. It goes well with your layout.

Mary Steinemtz said...

Your work is outstanding. Love your take on this challenge.

Leslie Germain said...

Love how you used the inspiration with those sharp triangular pieces!!! Amazing layout! Sorry if I left a comment twice on your previous post. I wasn't sure if I posted it so I did another - oops!!


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