Monday, February 2, 2009
some layouts to share
Happy Groundhog's Day! I was surprised to see a bit of snow on the ground this morning and it really made my heart happy. I want more!
Here are two layouts I created last week. I am trying to use some older supplies. I have so many great papers that I really need to use up. I am always amazed at how colors and patterns can invoke different feelings in me and how the end result truly comes from the passion I have for the colors, etc. For instance, I am totally thrilled with the 'snow day play' layout because the colors are colors that I like to work with and normally do not struggle with. I found it easy to create this layout and everything came together quickly. Then there is "a spongebob x-mas'. I struggled with this page. I like the colors well enough, but for me it was a challenge... pretty much anything with green is a challenge for me. I spent hours on this layout moving things around, trying to find just the right balance. I even let it sit overnight to come back to, but nothing new and fresh came from that, so I just added a few little details to give it some interest and left it at that. I do like that they are both so different, it makes me feel successful at mixing it up a bit, if you will.
I feel blessed to be able to create, and lately I have been on a roll and I am happy with everything that I have made. I hope this is a pattern that is going to stick around for awhile. Sometimes I get in a rut and just don't turn out anything that I am overly happy about. I suppose I am my own worst critic, but it's difficult to create when I am not feeling all that great about the end result.
I have a little something fun to share. I am a part of a new card sketch site team called Card Patterns. The team is super talented and I am eager to see what everyone comes up with. Come play along, we'd love to have you! :)
I hope you have a great week!