Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NSD Challenge #8: A Number as a Title, Wood and Black/White Only

I know I said that the stamping, triangle and speech bubble challenge was the toughest for me, but Challenge #8 was a close second. For that challenge, I had to use a number as a title, a wood element, and black/white only. Color photos were ok. (My challenge, my rules... right? Right.)

I looked through all my photos trying to see if any of them would make sense with a number as a title. I'd already scrapped the obvious things, like Trevor's annual birthday layout or our 2014 Christmas card photo. And then I realized that I've been titling an entire album with nothing but numbers!

The next not-yet-scrapped, new-to-me food was.... well... I'm not totally sure what it's called, which made it PERFECT for using just the number as a title! The name of this food is around 19 letters long, in a language I don't speak, with letters I don't recognize. I'm almost sure it's Thai. The subtitle, if you will, was in English and read "tomato flavoured cracker."


I fussy-cut the photos of both the food and its package. I used a strip of faux wood paper to look like a tabletop against a white wall, mounted the whole thing on black, added black stickers for the 11 and then journaled with black pen on white. Success!

Not only was the layout challenge a success, but so was the food. This unpronounceable tomato flavoured cracker was fantastic! It was puffy and crunchy and light, with a sweet and slightly spiced, deep tomato flavor. If marinara sauce were a chip, this is what it would be. I gave it a 9. So good!

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE how this turned out!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I think the wood grain paper is so cool. It looks just like the food is sitting on the table. Very neat!

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  3. Love the little "scene" you created! You dd great on the challenge!

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  4. Great fussy cutting work. This was a tough challenge! I had the title and the wood, but couldn't pull off the black and white with my photos. It was fun trying to plan it out, though.

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  5. What a creative design! It really looks as a table with the snacks on it.

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  6. Love it! I kind of thought when I saw the first post with the challenges that you would be sharing one of your new foods with this one! :) And I really want to try those... where did you get them?!

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    1. They were from a tiny local Asian market. They're well-worth seeking out, but good luck trying to Google them!

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