My first Challenge layout for Uk Scrappers is for the house challenge on the subject of bad habits. It took a while to think of some bad habits (now I am sure I have plenty but nothing that I thought anyone would find interesting) In the end I decided on my worst habit of worrying too much. Yes I am a born worrier, I often joke that I am not happy if I didn't have anything to worry about! But sometimes you need a reality check don't you? Worrying about stuff is not going to make thing better so in 2010 I am going to try to worry less, starting with the small stuff. Like does it matter that my earrings don't suit with what I am wearing (for those fashionaras out there who are still debating this question, the answer is no)
Anyway after deciding the subject I had a problem with the photo. As I take most of the photos in our family the only photos I have of me are jolly posed shots on holiday or with friends (and blurred if my husband has taken it). So not really a suitable photo for a 'Why do I worry?' layout. So asked hubby (after setting the camera up for him) to ask him to take some close up eye shots. Well lets just say I won't be using them! I ended up reverting to taking a self portrait out in a snowy field! Still wasn't 'The shot' that I wanted so went to Picnik http://www.picnik.com/app#/home/welcome (a photo editing programme that is really easy to use, and free) and cropped the photo. Then used an auto-fix that saturated the colours and gave my eyes a brighter green hue. Result!, the perfect photo.
And before you ask....no I did not air-brush the wrinkles out, If you look closely they are still there!