Wednesday, October 31, 2012

here we go

Happy Halloween and yes my first post!  Looking foward to documenting my adventures in scrapbooking.  I have recently taken a few classes and am creating lots of layouts with the objective of finding my style. 

There are so many awesome artists that I get inspiration from, but I felt my own style was not evident.  I looked back at several more recent layouts to see what I liked and didn't like.  I discovered I like neutral backgrounds with pops of color from patterned paper.  I truly love combining patterned paper and adding some embellishments.  I noticed that I particularly get excited when I use up old stash.  I have lots and lots of older stuff that I have not used and I get great satisfaction combining that stuff with newer stuff to make a modern looking page.

I'm taking Shimelle's Remix class and was trying to incorporate a blue paper with a bold, larger pattern on it. This is my creation:

The blue paper with the heart is from an old DCWV stack I believe called "Rockstar".  I also used on older acrylic swirly stamp and a 7 gypsies card for journaling.  I then added in the polka dot paper from Echo Park's For The Record collection.  Some older metal brads added some texture and finally I inked some older Tim Holtz grunge board letters I've been holding onto for the title as well as a Tim Holtz ticket.  I so enjoyed pulling out items I've collected and not used over the years. I see that I love layering these things and making embellishment clusters.  So much fun!