i've been scrapbooking for a long time, a long long long time. Back when sticker sneezes & triangles in the corners were cool. i still have & love those albums. i flip through them every now & again. i might have to share those really old layouts one day but today i'm sharing 5 older scrapbook layouts from 2008 and on.
Colors is one of my all time favorite layouts. It's from 2009 and a challenge from one of Cocoa Daisy's online crops. You know my love for rainbow order and this is homage to that love. i totally love the drips of colors using all kinds of mixed mediums, paints, spray inks, fabric, stitches, embellishments, patterned paper, & ribbons. It was the background of my business card until i updated it recently.
Noted: Combining graphically clean with "messy" is very pleasing. Small photos can have a big impact. Selfies are important for telling stories.
Still Here is another mixed media layout that combines paints, spray inks, rub-ons, stitches, patterned paper, etc. It was one of those layouts that fell together so quickly and quite by accident. i was creating ATC cards and using a piece of white cardstock behind them to cover my table. After i was finished i noticed how beautiful the page looked so i used it to create this layout.
Noted: 8.5 x 11 layouts are fun. Break out some old products to use (like those awesome rub-ons).
Seeking Joy. Still one of my all time favorite layouts filled with such emotion & pain. The layout literally fell together with all the goodies from Kenner Road kits. Gosh i miss Kenner Road from Kerry Lynn Yearly. Behind the aqua paper is lots of journaling, things i couldn't say out loud at the time but felt i needed to write them down. i felt a huge relief once i got this story out.
Noted: Unpretty selfies tell life stories too. Simple can be powerful.
Lucca is another layout i adore. The papers are so very pretty and i love those little grey strips of journaling. The multiple photos are beautiful with that powerful large photo. Simple touches like the lace & trims, the bordered paper, and the tiny flower bling make big impacts sitting silently in the backgrounds.
Noted: Complementary colors are sexy together & pack a punch. Break out the sewing machine more.
Defining me is a hybrid layout. i added those definitions, stamped images, & titles digitally and printed them on my patterned paper before tearing it. Totally digging the stitching through the lacey trims.
Noted: Try on unusual sized layouts. Add red thread to your sewing machine.
Did you note anything?