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#1 Ande43

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:06 PM

Is there a style to your LO's......or is there even such a thing?  Do they have names?   I was a paper scrapper for 10 years and  when I started Digi I wanted my LO's to look as close to 3D paper as possible.....I think I still do this so I guess that is my "Style"   I do want to try new techniques but don't often succeed....yet anyway.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:43 PM

Hi Carol!  I think I'm not stylish at all, heehee!  :D

Truthfully, I seem to go through phases but I do know that my "typical" scrapping page seems to involve blended backgrounds and soft edges.  As Jode says, you'll rarely see me use a frame or template.      Then again...   Occasionally I do!

Like you I was a paper scrapper, but I find myself not wanting my pages to look like paper ones, that's why I do digital and I like the special effects we can do here.   Oh and I giggle at things like torn or wrinkled digital pages, saying I wouldn't use them in a regular page, so why would I here!   :D

Trying new techniques is hard for me, too.   But, I have found that when I finally do - I usually end up using it over and over for a while until I learn the next something new!    One thing I like about the SG Challenges is that they urge me to come out of my comfort zone.   


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:14 PM

I'm not very interested in doing "artsy" things to my LO's, I just want to preserve the pictures I take. That was my mode when I did paper scrapping, as well as when I taped things in "scrapbooks" as a teen. I rarely do a LO using only one photo, I really like to commemorate an event instead.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Like Marilyn, I'm not "stylish" at all, lol. I really don't think I have any particular scrapping style - I just like to play around with all kinds of techniques. It's all fun and I always enjoy learning new things. :)



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:33 PM

This is a great question!  Sometimes I wish I could scrap in another style that I admire, but my layouts come out different.  Finding your style can be challenging, and it can change over time, too.  I think it's great to enjoy the pursuit, and keep playing!


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

Hi Carol!  I think I'm not stylish at all, heehee!   :D

Truthfully, I seem to go through phases but I do know that my "typical" scrapping page seems to involve blended backgrounds and soft edges.  As Jode says, you'll rarely see me use a frame or template.      Then again...   Occasionally I do!

Like you I was a paper scrapper, but I find myself not wanting my pages to look like paper ones, that's why I do digital and I like the special effects we can do here.   Oh and I giggle at things like torn or wrinkled digital pages, saying I wouldn't use them in a regular page, so why would I here!   :D

Trying new techniques is hard for me, too.   But, I have found that when I finally do - I usually end up using it over and over for a while until I learn the next something new!    One thing I like about the SG Challenges is that they urge me to come out of my comfort zone.   

I laugh too at the folded, creased, rumpled paper (altho I do use it) thinking I used to through those sheets of paper out.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:02 PM

I'm not very interested in doing "artsy" things to my LO's, I just want to preserve the pictures I take. That was my mode when I did paper scrapping, as well as when I taped things in "scrapbooks" as a teen. I rarely do a LO using only one photo, I really like to commemorate an event instead.

I haven't done the "Art" type LO's which is maybe strange because I have painted for years....just not on a LO tho.  The idea of doing an art journal is always lurking in the back of my mind,,,,maybe some day.......I do like to do LO's with only one photo tho since I am not "Using up" all those supplies on only one photo.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

This is a great question!  Sometimes I wish I could scrap in another style that I admire, but my layouts come out different.  Finding your style can be challenging, and it can change over time, too.  I think it's great to enjoy the pursuit, and keep playing!

I agree Barbara, they never seem to measure up to what I am wanting to do......Again Digi is perfect because nothing has been wasted and can just delete.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:57 AM

When I start a layout from scratch all on my own, it could take me days. I always start with a template and then work from there. The template usually changes quite a bit but it just goes much quicker for me. I do not have an original thought in my brain.  :hit-head-with-hammer: The challenges do help though. If I did not do challenges I don't think I would ever scrap. So my style is actually somebody else's style.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:35 AM

When I paper scrapped I used to love adding embellishments, but they were the most expensive bits to buy so I had to be careful.

 

Now of course I can use embellishments over and over again, so that's what I do.  Not sure if it's a style but it's what I love to do. 


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:06 AM

I am a map-maker by training and no matter how hard I try to do something interesting and different like Jode or Marilyn's layouts mine always end up very linear. I do like playing with lots of embellishments to make clusters, but usually it's when I'm directed to do so in a challenge.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:57 AM

Since my children are grown, I don't have a lot of recent photos to scrap so I usually do a one-photo page. I especially like Heritage or family pages where I tell a story. I like muted colors usually, with some grunged edges. I've painted most of my life so that training often helps me decide on placement or colors. I love learning new techniques but seldom use very many on my pages.

By the way, at least try an art journaling page even just for yourself. It is fun.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:58 AM

I am a map-maker by training and no matter how hard I try to do something interesting and different like Jode or Marilyn's layouts mine always end up very linear. I do like playing with lots of embellishments to make clusters, but usually it's when I'm directed to do so in a challenge.


You have an interesting career. I think I'd like map-making! I like detailed work. :)

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:35 AM

Super interesting topic ladies! I think I go thru phases too. I like blendy/artsy layouts on occasion, but mostly, I'm more of a traditional scrapper. Creased paper yes!  "Really" wrinkled, not so much. :wub:



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:13 AM

I don't think I have a "style".  Like Belle, I enjoy doing the challenges, although I don't find the time to do all of them.  I especially like working with color, so I quite often do the color challenges.  I guess if I have a style, it would be having fun with my layouts.  I have tried the art journaling a couple of times, and did enjoy that.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

Like Marilyn, I'm not "stylish" at all, lol. I really don't think I have any particular scrapping style - I just like to play around with all kinds of techniques. It's all fun and I always enjoy learning new things. :)

 

I'm with teecee. :) I love trying out different styles and learning new techniques. I'm fortunate that I'm also able to share some of what I know with others, too.  However, when I make a photo book for our family, the pages usually have several photos and almost no embellishment. (I still can't resist playing with the background papers, however, even there ;) )


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

This is a great topic. Belle I can't believe you don't have an original thought in your brain. You mentioned using templates, they are a great kick start but I would disagree, the end result is a piece of you. I use to think for a long time I didn't have a style. I am not a traditional scrapper and never experienced paper scrapping. I think that recognizing your style is journey about self discovery. These days I can see a clean minimal style to my layouts. I understand what you are saying AggieB, I use to design tourist maps, while not the same as your professional map making, it was fun and has influenced my style. We have seasons or phases where we try new things and I find that even trying new styles my results come out through 'my filter'. I find that replicating a particular style takes more effort as I have to refrain from doing what would come naturally. Valerie I agree, one of the best things about digital is that you never out use your supplies and you can use a favourite time over and over and over without having to purchase in bulk :)
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

When I start a layout from scratch all on my own, it could take me days. I always start with a template and then work from there. The template usually changes quite a bit but it just goes much quicker for me. I do not have an original thought in my brain.  :hit-head-with-hammer: The challenges do help though. If I did not do challenges I don't think I would ever scrap. So my style is actually somebody else's style.

I have always said that too Belle about Original thought in my head....seem to need to see someone elses work or temp or Jiffy page...guess it doesn't matter how we get to the end result....Very interesting to hear your thoughts!


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:15 PM

I've pondered on this before.... and I don't feel like I have a style. I just do whatever strikes my fancy at the time! What a lame answer.... haha!



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

Amanda, your fancy is very stylish. :)
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