Welcome back for day 2 in our Olympic celebrations! The beaches here are spectacular, the weather divine, and our fellow athletes are keeping us up late with their tales of running with scissors, and trimmers that just don't cut straight. ;)
We hope you enjoyed day one and are so glad you are back from more. Today we have Synchronized Scrapbooking.
Our second Scrapolympic comes from synchronized swimming.
Here is the official Olympic history statement.
An aquatic ballet, synchronised swimming has been delighting Olympic audiences with its grace and rhythm since Los Angeles 1984. It’s a women-only discipline with duet and team competitions.
For our Synchronized Scrapbooking event, we have chosen to compete in synchronized duets: reigning in the creativity of an entire team seemed like too much of a feat. Beyond Olympic sized proportions! Writeclickscrapbookland will be represented by two teams who will each take on a sketch and will do their best to stay true to the sketch so as to stay in sync with their partner.
SYNCHRONIZED DUETS = PICK A SKETCH, PARTNER UP & FOLLOW THE SKETCH CLOSELY
Our first team is Amy and Lisa. They worked from a sketch based upon a layout by Cari.
First, let's take a look at Amy's layout. She stayed true to the horizontal strips, the three photos, and the decorated top corner. She added a bit of artistic flair to the bottom with a journaling spot. The makes the judges very happy for they expect Amy's layouts to be filled with meaningful words that more than perfectly substitute for any piece of patterned paper.
Next, Lisa's layout. Another strong performance by Lisa! She also maintained the horizontal tranquility of the original and gets bonus points for the use of a circle in her upper right hand element. Her three photos are not only perfectly aligned but radiate with floral beauty so divine we can almost smell the lovely aroma.
In her post performance interview, Lisa noted that she hadn't much to say, but that she loved how this page turned out. Before leaving the arena she added, "Isn't it a great thing when something you've created comes out even better than you planned?!" Yes, indeed.
Let's take one last look at Team One and their medal worthy layouts.
Writeclickscrapbookland is off to a terrific start on day 2.
Next up is Team Two consisting of Dee and Marnie. They worked from a sketch based upon a layout by Aliza.
Let's first look at Dee's part in the duet. Dee used the sketch to document part of her recent vacation to Portugal. She loved this quiet and relaxed afternoon at the pool and had so many fun pictures that the sketch was perfect! Her journaling talks a little about the afternoon. It looks so lovely. (Do you think we should all tag along next year?) In evaluating her precision, Dee gets high marks for meeting each of the segments of the sketch. Her margins are unusually accurate for someone limited by paper trimmers. Hooray, Dee! Exceptional work!
During her post performance interview, Dee excited explained, "This layout was definitely fun and easy to make. I use sketches quite often to create my layouts, but usually I don’t follow them as closely as I did with this one. But since the assignment was to follow it as closely as possible, I did! ;-) I love how it turned out!" We love it, too, Dee. And you!
Lastly, Marnie's layout. She took the opportunity to document some dance photo day candids. Because the sketch was so neat and tidy, the layout didn't get as overwhelmed as it may have with five glittery colorful photos. We are impressed by her restraint, knowing she prefers the single layout photos, we wondered if she was going to switch up the photo block. No deductions will be taken as she stayed in sync with her partner's five photos. And she does receive a small bonus for getting her title to shine in a cohesive way.
We caught up with Marnie fleeing the arena (perhaps still embarrassed for having fallen asleep during yesterday's events...) when she quickly blurted out that she did have some trouble reigning in her urge to switch out a couple of the photos for patterned paper, but that she couldn't possibly stand another setback. We hear you, and are with you, Marnie. Everyone loves a good comeback.
Team Two finishes strong with excellent synchronicity. Here they are together in stunning beauty.
Phew! We survived day two without any falls or disqualifications. We hope the wind wasn't too strong for you and that your papers weren't blown from your table as much as the divers were from the boards yesterday! :)