Sunday, 7 February 2010

Scrap Whispers Challenge - Novel Concept

This week's Scrap Whispers challenge #55 is an interesting one: to create a layout based on your favourite kids' book. But what to choose? I had so many favourites!

Does Harry Potter count? It's a children's series but I read them as an adult. Hmm. The Chalet School series and the Little House on the Prairie were probably my most re-read childhood books. Oh and Anne of Avonlea, Haki the Shetland Pony (from book club days at First School) Enid Blyton's St. Clare's and Mallory Towers series, and going back even further was Thomas the Tank Engine.

But the all-time winner had to be Winnie-the-Pooh. I love him as much now as I did when I was little. Mum recorded a tape for me and my brother to play when we were ill, or wanted a bed-time story. I still have that tape, and when I re-read the stories, I can still hear my Mum's voice giggling as she read A.A. Milne's gently humorous turns of phrase. In the Middle School I played the dairy-maid from the poem The King's Breakfast. I didn't have to learn the lines because I knew them already!

I have no photos for this LO. My precious books are in storage and there are no photos of us at that age except holidays and school. It had to be a digital LO based on my memories and E.H. Shepard's immortal pen illustrations. It's completely different from my usual style - and I love it!

I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, with a frame from Two Peas' Rhonna Farrer's digital kit.

How would you approach this? Have you got photos from your childhood? Or maybe of your own children enjoying the same classics that you loved? Have fun!


Michelle said...

I have so many favorite children's books. I'm lucky that I get to read 2 or 3 a day to my class. I don't know how I'd approach it

Leslie said...

I may have to get back over there and do that one...I'm so behind on the challenges! I <3 Pooh!