Design Your Life Week #3

October 26th, 2008

For week #3 the class considered repetition in a layout. That’s the idea of repeating the same concept on a layout. It could be a color, embellishment, photograph, shape, etc. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same but enough to give your eye the cue that these things go together.

One unexpected thing I learned from this class was that I really don’t feel comfortable working in 8.5X11. I keep taking every 8.5X11 sketch Cathy gives us and turning it into a 12X12 layout. Both of this week’s layout were suppose to be 8.5X11 but I couldn’t do it. I had to charge them to 12X12!

Knights of Avalon.

Journaling: In the Tournament of Horses Arena, we watched the Knights of Avalon compete in full contact jousting using lances. Our section of the audience rooted for the red knight. We were led in cheers by our animated squire “Johnny.” Our knight did not win but it was certainly fun to cheer anyway.

What is jousting? During the middle ages there were many types of jousting with special rules and items of armor. We witnessed the joust of peace. The main objective of the joust of peace was to “break a spear” on the opponent from the waist up. It is generally inappropriate to target the head. The opponents do not try to dismount the opposing rider because this could lead to real injuries to the horse or the rider. Points are awarded on how well your opponent is struck with maximum points being awarded for shattering the lance. A jousting match consists of a number of runs with the riders attempting to hit each other’s shields. Points are awarded for each run. The joust of peace became common from the 14th century onwards.


Jesse Edwards: Clean and Serene Solids, Christmas Traditions Solids

Katie Pertiet: Sea Salt Paper, Decorative Scissors Brushes-n-Stamps, Tied Fasteners

Kellie Mize: Double Dates No. 01 Brushes-n-Stamps

All designerdigitals.com

Fonts: King Arthur, Century Gothic, You Are Loved and Garamond

Layout and concept provided by Cathy Zielske’s Design Your Life workshop at BigPictureScrapbooking.com

3 comments to “Design Your Life Week #3”

  1. Fabulous work, Denise!!!

  2. Love these layouts. I know what you mean about the 8.5 format. I often put it on a 12″ paper…just feels better to me. Loving your photos and your story. Great work…and I am impressed with all the digi stuff. So nice.

  3. your pictures are fabulous denise. I have an awful time with the 8.5X11 format also. I need a square

Leave a Comment