Friday, August 19, 2011

Sketchy Thursday's September GDT Challenge

Here's my submission for ST's GDT challenge ... being a total bookworm, I just  LOVE the idea about books! :)

Here's the sketch:


Aside from the sketch, this is the additional criteria: please theme your layout something about reading.  It could be about your favorite book, use a line from a story, use some cover art as inspiration, etc.

Here's my interpretation:
It's a studio portrait of me (taken during the pre-wedding shoot back in '07) with some of my favorite books. The theme of the LO is really to emphasize my love for books and how books has given wings to the world of my imagination. If you notice i wrote down the names of some of my favorite authors and also one of my favorite quotes about books.

Here are some close-ups:

Close up of the photos. You might catch a glimpse of my "surname" peeking at you from my ankle ;) It's the Chinese character of my family name hehe.

Long title as required. It's true, I can't imagine my life without the books I've read throughout my life. Often, it's deep within the pages of a book where my mind is truly alive and reality fades away.

Some of my favorite authors. There's not enough space to have them ALL here. I guess it's pretty obvious I'm a fiction fan ... fantasy, thrillers and anything thought provoking works for me. There's nothing being swept away by pages and pages of ink on paper to an unknown world where anything is possible. However, I do not read self-help books, can't stand them.

A quote about books which I really love.

Some bloomies just because :)

This LO is fairly simple, without much arty techniques because I wanted to focus on the bookish theme. I've used CC Odds & Ends, Prima Madeleine, FP Baby Mine, random scraps of patterned papers and some Prima flowers. Alphas are AC Thickers and BG.

Well, thanks for looking, hope I've persuaded you to pick up a book this weekend :)

Happy blessed Friday!


7 comments:

Kim C said...

Love it as usual! The colours are soooo nice together! I absolutely love reading and can usually transport myself into the world of the book I'm reading at the moment! Hahaha.

sandi said...

Wow! You rocked this challenge! Love your sweet mix and that pic of you is just gorgeous...perfect for this!

clmk523 said...

Great layout! I love the way you included quotes and authors' names!

Blossom inch said...

this is divine Marina, love this page. I love books too, I had a little library of my own with all my collection. I can't imagine life without books too. This page is absolutely fabulous dear.

Heather said...

What a gorgeous layout. I love all the layering. Thanks for playing along with the Sketchy Thursdays GDT challenge! xoxo

mariella said...

really wonderful page!!!!!

Svet-lana said...

I like the colors very much! And the idea about about books is amazing. Wish you to win the challenge.

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