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Challenge #2-2013 MMDT-The Offal Truth

The Offal Truth

The January Challenge #2…to be inspired by Dr. Seuss. Choose a Dr. Seuss story and let it inspire the photos you take/use. Let the story inspire some of the following: Page Title, Journaling, Fonts used on your page, Colors used. Design Requirements: Use 1” photo or paper squares as a design element/embellishment. Include the name of the book that you chose for inspiration.

 I chose Green Eggs and Ham.


My title block is an orange background, white lettering with black shadows, imitating both the cover and the font style. Famous lines repeated throughout the story make up the focus on the top half of the page. The strongest colors associated with the story is the orange cover and green ham, so both of those Paper Tile colors were used along with a lighter shade of green…actually Med. Lime tiles…fairly close if not the same as Apple Crush, and also White tiles to create a wide open feeling with the white Mosaic Moments 12 x 12 grid background.  The phrase from the story “I will not eat them…” was printed in Times New Roman font on photo paper for a glossy look.  Teletype font was used for journal blocks below the photos and Doodletype font cut with the Cricut machine was used for the Title Block for a close approximation.  I began with Tami’s page pattern #46 and adjusted the pattern to suit the photos I was using.



As children we ate most things without complaint, but I have to say there were a few things that I could not abide.  Black Pudding and Tripe, without a doubt top the list with tripe being the worst. Coming home from school and smelling it cooking was always the beginning of a miserable night. For this layout I chose an artsy photo because I couldn't handle a photo of an actual serving. Another ‘delicacy’ often spoken of reverently, but beyond our means, was Haggis. Thank goodness. I’m sure you've heard what is in this traditional Scottish meal (if not, Google it)…hence the title and the spelling…it isn't wrong, (this time!) just descriptive. The first time I had Haggis was on the last trip home to Scotland in 2010 when my cousin insisted I try it…in order to get a deep fried Mars bar that I was infinitely more interested in trying. The Haggis is pictured here being served with tatties and neeps (or mashed potatoes and turnips.)  It wasn't as bad as I had expected, but not in my top ten foods to be sure.

My Mum would often say…”your Granddad always said…waste not, want not…” when we’d be sitting in front of a meal that was not to our liking. I suppose that could be why my ancestors once ate these foods; however I couldn't imagine why it meant that WE should still be eating them! Yes this challenge turned out to be a bit difficult. Just thinking of these foods can make me gag. Really.

It seemed appropriate to use this Dr. Seuss story.  My youngest brother loved this book...why I don’t know, because he was…is…the pickiest eater ever! Anyway, this book became a favorite of my children also…especially when trying to coax them into trying something new…at least once. For me having tried Haggis once and having far more than my share of black pudding and tripe, I think I’m entitled to declare “I will not eat them anywhere!”

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Shared by Andrea Fisher on January 15, 2013 | Memory Date: January 14, 2013
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Dale, the resemblance to coral was exactly why I chose this photo...everything else made me ill. Usually all the photos I use, I've taken. For this layout I used Google Image Search, I did not shoot the photos...something that WON'T be happening again!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  January 28, 2013 at 9:35 pm   
Another great and inspiring page!
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  January 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm   
Your photography is really great. The tripe looks like coral in the ocean. Wow.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  January 26, 2013 at 12:50 am   
What a great idea to use things you personally don't want to eat "here or there."
Posted By: Billi Glenn  |  January 25, 2013 at 3:53 am   
HI Andrea! I love your layout and the story that goes with it! I love the way you used the page pattern. Sometimes, when I look at them I get a bit intimidated if I don't have the right sized pictures, etc. Seeing how you used it as inspiration gives me hope!!! I love it, nice colors as well. So creative!
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  January 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm   
Andrea - you even make Haggis and Black Pudding look photo's! Then you read on and yuck! Notice I didn't include tripe - it never looks good even in pictures. Great layout, colors, font and arrangement. Too funny! When I was little my Dad would make pickled pigs feet.
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  January 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm   
This layout is great, but I also love that you shared some of these Scottish foods ... I have always thought they sounded icky and wondered why people still eat them!
Posted By: Candy Spiegel  |  January 17, 2013 at 9:47 pm   
Once again, wonderful! Love the color choices, and this is one of my favorite Seuss books, too! I really enjoyed your story as well! Hugs!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  January 17, 2013 at 4:52 am   
Layout great . . . visually superb. Food, okay yeah. What a thought/sensory-provoking topic.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  January 17, 2013 at 12:45 am   
Oh Heather! Scrapple was part of my growing up too - it wasn't nearly as bad as brains and eggs! Andrea - loved your page and I really like this page pattern too - I'll have to give it a go one of these days...
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  January 16, 2013 at 7:17 pm   

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