Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date……

Eeek, I still haven’t blogged the letters L and M, or our Dublin trip, and since then we’ve had another mini-holiday down to Dorset which is blog-worthy. I need a fortnight off work to catch up, I’m so behind on everything!

But here’s something I actually finished 3 weeks AHEAD of schedule – whoot!

This is Disney CJ entry #9 of 11 …’s heading towards the end now.  I just have “Villains and Sidekicks” and “Vintage Disney” to do after this one, and then my own book comes home, can’t wait to see what everyone has added to it!

The theme of this particular book was “earliest Disney memory”, and I must say I struggled with this one more than any other so far. All the other participants have done lovely spreads detailing all the Disney movies they saw as a child, the Disney toys and books they owned, the Disney songs they listened to…. but I genuinely can’t remember Disney being a part of my childhood at all.

I do have a very vague recollection of a 7” single with a song from the Aristocats on it. But that’s not really enough to base a 16” x 8” double page spread on, is it?

So….in the end, I decided to give up on trying to wrestle charming but long buried Disney memories from deep in my subconscious, and decided that my entry should be about the very fact that I don’t have any.

So here it is….I’ve called it “late to the party” as that’s kind of how I feel – most people seemingly discover Disney as a child, I didn’t really give it a thought (other than in a condescending “oh, how terribly twee in a corporate American multi-national sense” way) until I was an adult and had my own children. Even then, as I planned to jet off to Florida for the first time in 1992, I thought that the Disney parks would be something to be endured for the sake of the kids, not something I would myself enjoy.

I guess I was proven wrong :) 13 trips to WDW Florida and 5 to Disneyland Paris later, I guess I have to admit that I am rather fond of the Disney experience after all! And, having been so late to the Disney party, I’m a little envious of those others who discovered “the magic” in childhood, and got themselves a huge head start.

As for the layout itself, much use has been made of Tim Holtz products on here, aptly so as he is a well documented Disneyphile himself. The background for both pages was made with TH masks, oversprayed with various shades of Glimmer Mist. The White Rabbit was stuck onto black card, cut out with a slight border using a craft knife, varnished and then mounted above the page with foam tabs.

The title was cut on a Cricut and then stickled. The shadow behind the writing was made by sponging ink through the waste left behind after cutting the letters, and then sticking the letters down over the top but slightly offset.

And then the whole thing was finished off with the journaling, some extra large Making Memories grommets, and various bits of Tim Holtz hardware (the cogs and spinner thingies).

I really enjoyed working on this one, once the ideas started flowing. I do love playing with paper. It’s fairly pointless in the grand scheme of things, but hey, it keeps me off the streets :)


Michelle S said...

Gorgeous LO {fabby as ever!!!} I cant wait 2 get mine back :)

Anonymous said...

love it!
And I can totally relate to not having Disney in my life as a child but Ive more than made up for it as an adult lol Fingers crossed that one day I might make it to one of the Parks.