Last night I found the energy to scrap and managed to complete TWO more challenges from over at Shimelle's. It has been an exhausting week but I have been aching to do this challenge ever since it was posted. Challenge 3 was all about mixing styles.
I knew right away which style I admire and would like to try to incorporate in my own :-) I just love Amy from Sparkling Gnome Studios. If you are reading this Amy please don't be embarrassed by what I am about to say :-) I find Amy's work to be unique and refreshing, where every page carries with it a little piece of her heart. I know there are others out there who do pages that have similar elements, but in my opinion they often lack soul ... they are designed just for designs sake. I am inspired when I read Amy's blog. I have copied a few of her latest layouts so that you can get a feel for what I mean and if I have done it right, clicking on each photo will take you to the full post.
Do you see what I am talking about????? Now I don't presume to say that I can copy or imitate Amy's style but there are elements that I can try to incorporate into my own layout for the challenge. (On a side note if you ever teach a class Amy and I am nearby - I will be there! With bells on!!!!) So I grabbed a few supplies that were laying around and got started.
|Lets start with this and see how we go ...|