Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Introducing Miss Hettie Hedgehog

(AKA Shimelle's starting point challenge)

I am having fun with Shimelle's latest starting point challenge.  The challenges are great; especially for a beginner like me.
Above is Shimelle's version and below is my background.
This is my page made from my Scrapagogo kit.  I have started tweeking it already and the horizontal stripe now goes over the two side photos.  It's very minimal, but that is how I tend to work.  As I can't find any other pages with a diagonal photo placement I expect that I have broken a few rules :-)  I like triangles, but mainly I did it to cover up the light switch on the bottom photo. 

I think it needs a little something top right as I find 'white' space difficult and it needs some embelishments.  Please share your ideas for embelishments as that is the part of scrapbooking that I find difficult.
In July I was lucky enough to be given a baby hedgehog to release into my garden.  I bought her a lovely house, but she doesn't want to live in it.  She visits most nights for her tea (chicken dog food) but sometimes lies in until after my bed time.  She is completely wild now so we just spy on her from the patio windows from time to time.  She is now a lot bigger and quite fluffy.

I hope you will have a go at one or more of Shimelle's challenges.  For some lovely eye candy go to her web site and take a look at what all the talented scrapbookers from around the World have made with this sketch.

Have a lovely evening.  Anne x


Daisy236 said...

Have you got any nice letters? just to lengthen your title so the page reads Hettie the hedgehog, perhaps with a nice flower, punched out of the same paper you have used on the page....I'm hoping to join in with Shimelle's starting point tomorrow. Great page though, what a lovely story to tell x

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

I think your layout looks just fine as it is but if you are struggling with white space try using a more patterned paper in place of the plainer one. This way you have JUST the paper and no embellishments but it is busy enough not to make you think you need something else there. Hope that makes sense, and what a lovely gift to have got a baby hedgehog!

crimsoncat05 said...

Hedgies are so cute; unfortunately I think they're on the "banned" list of pets here in Arizona. As for your layout, I also think it needs just a little "something" in the top right corner to balance out the weight at the bottom. One of my "go-to" embellies is buttons (as long as you don't mind some dimension on your page). You could add a small cluster of buttons in the top right corner, perhaps in the gold/brown colors from the letters in the title?? regardless, it's a very nice layout, and a wonderful story!

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