This page is in honor of school starting back. However, this is not a current page. This spread a couple years old.
I attend University of Memphis, and we have a Tiger Den, which is like our on campus food court. My freshman year, a few of my friends and I would hang out there about every other day and play games. That is what this page is about.
I actually made the background pattern. I looked everywhere and couldn't find any tiger print paper that I liked. So since i had orange paper and black markers, i decided to make it myself. I looked up tiger print images on google, found one i liked, and did my best to imitate it and free handed it onto the paper with pencil. Once satisfied, I colored it in with black marker.
The embellishments you see here are obviously modeled after playing cards, since that is what this game uses. I have a pack of travel size playing cards, which is the size I used for these. I traced the card to get the right size and then I used marker to color in the numbers, suits, and the Jack. Actually, since I used copy paper, I was able to see through enough to trace the jack so that I didn't have to free hand it, otherwise it would have looked totally jacked... pun intended :). I only made 4 cards, and I specifically chose the numbers so that the cards followed the rules of the game. Also, it represents an inside joke because very often we would always turn up a 4 after a Jack. This was funny not only because it reoccurred constantly, but because we also slapped on 4's, so it was like a double loss if you didn't get this slap, especially if you were the one who turned up the Jack... if you know how to play that will make sense... I hope.
For obvious reasons, this set of embellishments are made to resemble the letter tiles in the game. I simply cut a square of paper and wrote the letters, simple as ABC... pun intended :).
As far as using blue as the backing for the pictures and in the title, that was a decision based on school colors, which are blue and gray/white. The title I simply drew block letters and colored it in, cut out around it and glued it down.
This page was really simple too, as most of my pages are. It was a little time consuming to color in all the stripes, but I think it was worth it.
Unfortunately, I'm sad to say that I rarely ever go in the Tiger Den anymore. Our new University Center (UC) has opened and it's location is a lot more convenient in relation to my classes than the Tiger Den... Plus the UC has a Burger King Whopper Bar... so... bonus. Although the Tiger Den does have the Chick-Fil-A going for it, so I do occasionally make a special trip that way for Chick-Fil-A. But the new hangout spot is definitely the UC.