to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can see last month's challenge on my blog here.
Since the start of a new year often prompts us to look back and ahead, we thought we would do the same creatively. This month we were challenged to look back over the last year and share with you some of the designs that reflect some growth or success in our process.
What I have realized about my scrapping, and card making for that matter, is that this past year I have finally defined my style. I have dabbled with many things over the years CAS, a bit of Vintage, etc. but what I have come to realize what is really 'me' can be defined with layers, sewing, unsymmetrical, clustering, imperfect... I like my items to look like they were casually placed down with not a lot of ryme or reason. I have also grown to really love the negative die cuts lately. This my growth this year has been in definining, and being happy with, my style and incorporating more of the 'on trend' fashions. In going back over the year to show you some of my favorite layouts that demonstrate my growth I discovered that many of them have been picked up for publication (yay!) so I am showing you the 'rest of the best' today.
(layers, negative die cut, haphazard snowflakes and twine)
(unsymmetrical, banners, stamping, die cuts, splattering)
(being trendy: sunburst, long title, inking)
(clustering, layers, die cuts)
(haphazard scattering, sewing, messy thread, die cut)
(more than one photo, clusters, messy stitching/thread), die cuts)