Charts, they're everywhere. Sure, they're great for patterning and making sense of information, but besides that, they're also the epitome of design & composition. Take out the words, and you have yourself a basic grid for formulating a pre-sectioned scrapbook layout, card design, mini album, or other crafty project. And the best part, there are literally hundreds of charts to choose from! All one has to do is make a pit stop at Pinterest and search "Charts"! It's super easy...
With another CP Creative Weekly upon us, the design team was put to the task of charting a project. We asked that it include at least one identifiable "chart-like" element. In response, the CP Girls turned out a wide range of ideas and personal responses, each being unique, noteworthy and just plain ol'fun!
We're storytellers, right? Yet, how often do we really focus on telling 'our story'? Not nearly enough, at least for me. I usually make layouts or display items for my children, the house, or my sister The projects often consist of their stories, as told by me. Well, this time, it's my story or what I would like to think of as "My Personal Time-line".
I made a photographic line-up on canvas and because there isn't enough space to "chart" the earlier part of my life, I decided to start charting from my wedding day. In looking at the photos, you can see how much we've grown as a family - starting first as a wife, then a mother to one little girl, and finally, a mother to two little girls.
For now, the canvas is on display in my living room, but I'd really like to convert it into a book cover one day. I'd like to create a book about "me" - the sharing of my own life story.
I opted to create the image of a circular chart that is a background for Story Teller's traveling companion. I positioned patterned papers in a sunburst fashion that radiates from the left, center area of the card. I then sewed each of the seams with my sewing machine. Think "Pie-Chart" here :))
The color combination is pretty, don't you think? The card is to be given to a friend as a gift for her birthday!
For my "Chart It" assignment, I wanted to create a little something to chart out the different areas of my life today; balancing between work, traveling, scrapbooking and relaxing. Also, I wanted to remind myself that I should evenly give importance all the aspects and not letting anyone area get the best of me (this usually happens with work, especially when I end up having to work through the weekend). LOL.
I have two beautiful girls, but if I would have had a son I would have named him Miles. Dana T , Niceville, FL. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Both collections are fabulous and I love the mini! Posted by: Dana Tatar | May 24, 2012 at 01:31 PM