Sunday, April 03, 2011

My Style

I am cleaning up my "studio" (fancy name for room above the garage) in preparation for my son's family's visit in May.  Since I have items collected over the years from quilting, sewing, knitting, and now photos that stretch back to the late 1800's for my digiscrapping projects, it is an undertaking.

I accomplished a lot rid of about 100 books to Friends of Library.  The space thus revealed is where the old photo albums and boxes of photos will go.

Speaking of boxes of I put a box on the shelf, a photo of myself as a child that I love caught my eye.  Well, of course I had to sit down and scrap it.  I started by going to my templates and spotted a completed page I found on the web (I copy ideas to my hard drive for inspiration).  I first opened it, changed the colors, and put my photo in the frame for the fancy effect.  Hmmmm....pretty.

Then, using the idea of the page, I opened up Scrapper's Guide Shabby Floral kit.  And this is what I came up with.

You see the similarity of the layouts.  When I start to do my own quickpage....I find I absolutely cannot put a bunch of elements on the page.  I am beginning to like my plain style. For this page, I used the green paper in the Shabby Floral Kit.  There was also a  floral paper that I reduced in scale and then cropped a rectangle shape.  When I put it on the page it was of course not enough to stretch across the page.  So I copied it several times and made no attempt to make it look like it was one smooth piece.  I used one flower
from the kit up in the corner of the picture.  Put a stroke around the picture using a color from the flower.  I was going to stop there, but decided to use a brush I had made and stamp it around the picture.  I stamped it many times, erased those, and then stamped twice.  Plain.  But I like it.  My cousin Kay would approve.
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