Saturday, August 10, 2013

Big Virginia and Catch of the Day......

In late July I became a little obsessed with a few scrappy things......white thread, white thread tied in bow, minimal patterned paper, gold accents, and doilies.  That's right, I brought the doilies back to my pages! 

Here's my first layout......

This layout was inspired by Magda Mizera--you can see some of her work here--and her simplicity in her layout designs.  She uses small amounts of paper with lots of white space.  Her layouts also often go light on color giving them a "washed out" look to the page.  This is a quality I also find in lots of work by Janna Werner, but its something I find difficult to recreate because I am always drawn to lots of color when it comes to laying out my designs.  I cannot go minimal and light no matter how hard I try! 
Loved the combination of the wood grain thickers with the Pebbles tree paper from Lakeside.  Seriously perfect for all my pics we took during our vacation in the Sierras.
And here's a second layout...
Same sort of thought process in mind when I created this one.  Simple.  Bits and pieces. 
When it comes to creating, sometimes it's nice to try out someone elses scrapping perspective. And the best part, is that the end product is always totally me

1 comment:

  1. It is a beautiful layout and I really love the pops of color here. And I totally understand what you are talking about, sometimes it is hard to stop oneself *laughs*