Its a personal hate of mine to read blog posts that begin with an apology for NOT blogging then reading the excuses, do not ask me why I hate it, maybe its because I really don't pay attention to when & how much other bloggers blog? Maybe I don't like excuses, I'm not sure, I just do. So I'm not going to apologise to you, to sum it up I've simply NOT had a minute spare to blog. Great, now that that is out of the way, lets get to the blog post subject. Layouts, traditional scrapbook layouts, love creating them, love looking at them, love pinning them, I really LOVE them.
I started creating traditional scrapbook layouts last year, firstly 6x8 size inserts for my Project Life & December Daily albums. In 2015 I started getting bigger in size, 12x12, 9x12 & 6x12 & I really challenged myself to get better at them. Studio Calico asked me to contribute to the On the Grid class & that's probably when I got really hooked. I think scrapbooking is one of those creative outlets that you never seem to fully master because its always evolving. Recently I joined Big Picture Classes, I relished in it & completed two classes one with Jamie Waters & the other with Celine Navarro. I got so much out of them, & have signed up for some more, [insert lack of blogging excuse here] this is why I have been so busy & not blogging.
Below is a few of my recent layouts, you can also find others over on my Studio Calico gallery.
My tips on creating traditional layouts?
1. A great photo.
2. A neutral background paper (except when using Gesso here).
3. Add stitching.
4. Try to use up your scrap paper.
5. Have FUN.
So what have you been up to creatively? Have you been having as much fun as I have? I'm eager for the weekend to begin so I can fit in some more creative time in my studio.
Happy Fri-YAY all.