Thursday, January 15, 2009

What a difference eight years makes

I can't get over how much technology has improved in such a short period of time. This layout is of my two boys getting their first haircuts. Ignatius' was in 1998. Max's was in 2006. The photo of Ignatius was taken with a film camera. I got prints, but also got a floppy disk with all the photos on it. I thought I was toooooo cool. And it was in 1998, by golly.

The picture of Max was taken with my Nikon Cool Pix. It is crazy unbelievable how much more pixelated Ignatius' photo is. The file size of his was quite small (22.4 KB), as opposed to the photo of Max (138 KB). Still, Max's photo from two years ago is a lot smaller than what I take with my Nikon D60. I take some whopping huge photos with that, especially if I think I will want larger prints. It's just amazing how much things change.
This layout was for Cathy's Real World Color sketch for week 7. Love the sketch! She referred us to the website, which gives thousands of potential color combinations. She said we could use the one she chose, or we could pick one of our own. I liked what she chose, but I did end up browsing for my own. I picked one called Wedding Colors 3 created by sararachelpaul. Now, those who know me might find it life's little irony that the username for this person includes the names of my two nieces, who are sisters (Sara[h] and Rachel Paul). Crazy.

Anyway, I really wanted to use the purple as my base. Lo, and behold! I had no 8.5 x 11 pieces of that deep purple. Darn. So I chose the green. My paper choices were: Double-Sided Mulberry Chocolate/tan by The Paper Company (brown), Pages in a Snap Purple Stripe (purple), vanilla cardstock, and SU! Wild Wasabi. I wrote and inked in SU! Eggplant Envy. The Baubles are from Stampingbella, and the letters are rub-ons from daisyd's.
Ignatius and Max are so very dissimilar. However, when I look at these photos side by side, I actually do see similarities, especially in the shapes of their faces and that little dimpled chin they get from their dad. The barber shops also seemed to follow a similar color scheme, too. :)

1 comment:

Ann said...

Thanks for the color website. LOVE the baubles across the page!