Stretching Myself encouragement needed
Posted 06 June 2010 - 12:34 AM
Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:01 AM
Also, you can browse through any of the designer or layout artist galleries and get tons of inspiration, and the newsletter that arrives daily is loaded with tons of inspiration.
Oh, and Anna has a class in the boutique right now on Journaling. You might want to check it out. I took that class when it was offered previously and learned alot! Online Class - The Art and Importance of Journaling - Tuesdays, June 15 and 22 at 7:00 PM MT (Mansfield/Mansfield)
I hope this helps!
Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:07 AM
Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:32 AM
Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:18 AM
The Bee's Knees Embellishment Mini – Clusters
Scenic Route Word Art Mini
Tied Floral Embellishments
Using clusters demystifies embellishment placement - let the designer do the work for you! You can get a whole new look to your layouts!
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:59 AM
Posted 06 June 2010 - 12:15 PM
LOL, at least you have identified your style! You're already ahead in the scrapping game. I see you have already received great advice, and you should know that you are in the right place for advice and encouragement in the most positive way. I think if you just play, upload and see your layout in the gallery and read what others think you will start to get a feel for what works. You can always ask for CC on your layouts........ I have learned so much from reading CC. Often a slight change in placement makes all the difference, and the next time it seems to come more naturally.
I haven't yet discovered my style, but sure am having fun trying out a lot of different things! It's all about fun! As I scrap I often think about the time on The View when Barbara Streisand was singing with Rosie O'Donnell and stopped her during a duet and said, "Remember, less is more." LOL, don't know why I remember that particular moment.... I guess because she is quite the expert on the topic.....but it always pops into my head when I am trying to add "just one more" embellishment. That said, I love all the embellishments the designers make available to us and want to use them as much as possible, and then think to many of the quilting teachers who would tell us that "just when you think you have added enough, add one more."
Anyway, I hope you will stay and just play until you feel comfortable with your very own style. I am looking forward to seeing your layouts!
One last bit of advice which was offered by a student in the really wonderful Intentional Design Class which I took with Anna (e-book mentioned above) was to zoom your layout to a thumbnail size in your software. Wow, I really "see" things differently when I do that, and often add, remove or move embellishments. I wish I could credit whomever offered that tidbit, since it has really helped me. I also like to change the background color from grey to black to white as I work, which helps me see the layout a bit differently.
Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:56 PM
I like looking back at my LOs and seeing my progression through different styles. There's always something new to try.
I look forward to seeing your LOs.
Posted 06 June 2010 - 07:07 PM