The Messenger by foxeysquirrel
With just a few clues and hints from the designers kits, we can conjure up entire magical worlds in our minds. When Teddi looks at her work and tries to describe her motivation, she thinks it is the colors from the elements and the backgrounds.
First she opens a new document and selects her background paper and elements from G & T Designs. For this layout, she started layering the elements and background paper to get a collage feel to create her lady. She used flowers, sparkling stars, swirls, and a butterfly with different blending modes and opacity features to create the ethereal feel. She then finished it with the overlay from Finecrafted.
For Teddi, it is about creating whatever comes to mind in any style at any given moment. It could be fanciful, romantic, or poignant. It is as much of a journey for her as trying to pick which road to go down next. One thing for sure is that she does not hold back on her ideas until it’s complete. Art for Teddi is like a dream you can live on canvas, where anything goes.
Magic Pumpkins by ilonkasscrapbook
Ilonka wanted to create a layout with this kit, so she thinks the kit inspired her. The first step was to find a nice paper. Then she searched for a matching photograph. Ilonka thinks it is important that the colors in the photo match the colors in the kit. The next step was to put the photo in a frame and position it in the right place on the paper. Ilonka did not have something in mind when creating this layout so she tried a variety of elements and shifted them many times until they were positioned to her liking. She finished the layout by manipulating it with a HDR (High Definition Range) filter for a more vintage look.
Ilonka thinks that colors are the most important design factor. She doesn’t think she is a particular type of scrapper, as she likes a variety of styles. She does like to scrap with a photo and lots of elements, but she also likes to scrap with scenery paper, tubes, and less elements.
This Week’s Events by jubeefish
As soon as Juli saw this kit, she knew what she wanted to use it for. She was inspired by the theme of lists and a challenge at the Sweet Shoppe that asked to create a page that shows what you do in a week.
She started with the background paper and then layered another paper over the top and blended it to give it a more custom look. Juli then used some paint splatters/brush strokes as layer masks and digitally cut out papers to layer on to the background. Once the background was complete, she started placing the seven cards to journal on and typed in the days of the week. Then she created the title by cutting out “time” from one of the papers included in the kit. Then Juli started using different fonts to type in what she did on each day. Finally, she added additional decorations to give it a finished look.
Juli use the rule of “go with your gut.” She tries to make everything look balanced but the best pages according to her are those that just flow out artistically.
Julie likes to scrap with a variety of styles: cute, simple, lots and lots of layers, and art journaling. She thinks the most important thing is to love the process and the result and not worry about what style it fits in but rather that you captured the memory in your own special way.
10-16-12 by nun69
Angie was inspired by a challenge at the Sweet Shoppe pinterest board. She used it as scrap therapy because her son had been struggling in kindergarten and she wanted to get her feelings down onto a layout.
She started with a grungy background because she wanted her journaling to be the focus and the black and white was just the mood. She then stacked a few elements and ribbons so that it wouldn’t take away from the journaling but still give some color and depth. She selected all the elements that inspire her and place them all on the page and rearrange and resize accordingly.
Angie strives for balance. She thinks that you can use just about anything as long as it has balance so that it will flow.
Angie is not sure what kind of scrapper she is; she likes grungy, vintage style, white space, and simple all at the same time. She is whatever type of scrapper depending on the layout on that particular day.
A Dream by jumlai
Corrie was inspired by the photo of the front door of a house in France. She started the page using a template found at Oscraps and turned the template to change it up. She selected papers from Anna Aspnes because she prefers to blend and use clipping masks. She only uses papers and plays with the blends and opacity features. She does not use elements. The text is about her dream to have a house in France. Corrie loves to balance her layouts and goes by her feelings. She likes a variety of styles, and prefers a clean look with lots of colors. She also likes one picture layouts with filters and wordart.
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