I've been thinking about this a lot lately, as it pertains to scrapbooking. Yesterday, I was playing around with my supplies and wanted to create a page just for me. Just because. So I came up with this.
Journaling says, "This is a question I have been asking myself lately about my scrapbooking work. What style do I most enjoy? Shabby, messy and artsy, or clean? The truth is that I enjoy them all, and even though my style seems to come through as clean with a little bit of shabbiness to it, inside of me is definitely the artsy, creative type waiting to spill out! I would love to create more just for me. Create what my heart speaks to me that day. Just throw paint on paper, stitch and go. Not thinking about what others might think or if it's my "style" per se, or if my photos are stellar enough. I would like to not be so critical of my work, and create faster. Not think about it so much. The process is what I enjoy! I want to get messy!"
(By messy, I just mean more artsy-looking. I hope I didn't offend anyone by that.) I used a couple of Glimmer Mists here, Graphite and Deep Purple, and misted over the chipboard letters and then attached them off to the side. The photo is of my VERY messy paint palette. Me thinks I need a new one! The paint doesn't come off of it anymore. Kati was painting yesterday with it and after I rinsed it off, I thought, gosh that is pretty with all of the colors on it. So I took a picture of it and went from there.
I don't have a 12 x 12" printer, so I cut a strip of white cardstock off the side, printed on it and then put it back together on my layout. The way I do this is: I print my journaling on a regular piece of paper. Use a tape roller to attach my white cardstock over the top and run it through my printer again.
How about you? What's your style? What styles are you drawn to?
Supplies: Background paper: Cupid by Pink Paislee, orange and black scallop paper, brad: Twilight by Pink Paislee, red chipboard: Expressions by Pink Paislee, chipboard letters: Sweets by Basic Grey, green letters: American Crafts Thickers.