In 2009 i started reviewing my favorite layouts of that year. It has been a great way to reflect on my style and how it's changed, on what i accomplished, and also helps me fine tune my direction for the upcoming here. i began reviewing last year all the different projects i take on for the year, tags, art journal pages, etc. i've broken them down into blog posts starting with my scrapbook layouts
So here are my favorites of 2013
in no particular order
what i love: i love the controlled chaos in this layout. The quatrefoil is all lined up but the dripping marks and blurring of them make me so happy, the chaos. The journaling on the side along with the stamping brings back the organization.
what i love: The pop of color against the black along with one handsome dude. The smaller instant frames look so good in color along with those white stars that are all around the page.
what i love: those handpainted watercolor dwellings. it took time to create them all but i am happy i did it. Plus i totally love that photo i took of Andrew admidst all our travels.
what i love: Turning a patterned paper into an explosion of color using NeocolorII crayons. i also love that the pop come from using black paint with my hearts & arrow stencils. It really jumps off the page.
what i love: the softness of this layout. it totally conveys the feel i wanted, the tranquality of my virtual escapes. i don't usually work in light colors and this makes me happy that i can keep my style but try on new colors.
what i love: this layout represents so much for me and i do believe 2013 was a huge growth year for me. i love the simplistic nature of this layout but it still packs a punch. The feathers are ever so cool and really provide that pop of color.
what i love: i miss her every single day. This layout of the two of us in the 80s just makes me laugh. There are lots of embellishments on this page but it doesn't feel heavy. i love the white journaling even on top of the newsprint.
what i love: i'm a color girl so doing this layout freaked me out. i love a challenge and completely fell in love with the results of this tone on tone layout. It's still very much me only in black, white, & creams.
what i love: that rainbow color explosion underneath those tags. i love how the color drips down the page and is reinforced with the variety of hanging tags that are all stitched together.
what i love: hands down it's the fireworks of color above the urban landscape. it just really reinforces that feeling of being in a new city and getting to travel across this great big world of ours. i also love that stitched title and feel like is should really do that more.