Saturday, 31 May 2014

Scrapbooking month 5 - Craftability

I put together a layout for todays class... Wasnt sure how to take the reactions, but when I showed a few people an idea of what we were doing, they didn't seem overly impressed, however, when they saw the layout in person, one said, ...' that picture didn't it justice!' - well why not just tell me straight out you didn't think much of it in the first place!  Pah!  Some people..
Well, I liked what I did to begin with.  Once in the class I added embellishments so that everyone could use the same items... So we covered heat embossing, a lovely effect which matched up with the gold stripe in the patterned paper.  Using torn papers, layered up and then finally spritzing, which once again not to everyone's tastes, but most did attempt.
The end result a monochrome gold layered page.  I took inspiration from a journal page I saw on the paperartsy blog this week, I loved the direction and build up of the papers, textures & stamping on the layout. 
It is really nice to take inspiration and throw my own twist onto it!  That's what being inspired is all about after all, not copying exactly!? Am I wrong?
More pages tomorrow if the other layouts I completed today at the crop at Craftability.


hotpotato said...

I like it Emma, better than just matt and layering.

Lorna Finch said...

Love this photo