Friday, April 20, 2012

Could It Be,,,

...that the scrapping mojo is returning? It may be too early to say for sure, but in any case I have Layouts Fourteen and Fifteen to post this week. Here we are:

This page wasn't actually the one I had next in line to scrap, but the other one had been sitting on the desk for two weeks without any inspiration whatsoever. So I let this one jump the queue, and I think in the end it was one of the quickest layouts I've ever done - maybe 15 minutes, total. You have to love cooperative photos! (Although it's faintly disturbing that this is one of the very few photos of all five of us together...and I'm wearing Aaron's jocks. Glamour eludes me once again.)

And here's Fifteen:

Credit where credit's due: photography by Joel Krivan :)

I quite like this one. Went the "instinctive" approach that I tried with No. Thirteen, and just pulled out paper and bits I liked, without worrying too much about whether it fit the footy theme. So there's no real justification for using orange and teal other than that I wanted to. The paper's from Kaiser's Technologic collection (as is the yellow on the first page, come to think of it), which I really like - fantastic boy colours and patterns. I'm always on the prowl for great boy paper...

Have the next layout half-assembled on the desk. It's a double, so depending on whether I'm feeling like going easy on myself re catching up, I may count it as Sixteen and Seventeen. We'll see!

Have a wonderful week :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Officially Behind...

Well, as much as I hate to admit it, as we come to the end of Week 16 of the year, I am Officially Behind Schedule. Or, to put a slightly more positive spin on it, I've been on Scrapping Hiatus. Either way, I've just got the one layout to post this time. Here's No. Thirteen:

Doing this page made me realise how differently I work on layouts now than when I first started scrapbooking. Back then, I used to plan everything before I dared to cut out or stick down anything - mainly because I was so worried about making mistakes. (It was for Posterity, after all...ho hum) Now, I have no idea how a page is ultimately going to look as I begin it; it's all down to experimenting and letting the thing evolve. It's less a case of "but what if it doesn't work?", and instead a focus on "I wonder what would happen if...?"  Much more satisfying! And besides, there's always another page.

I'll try to catch up a bit over the next few weeks, but in the spirit of 2012's jettisoning the "should do's", if it doesn't happen, I won't beat myself up over it. There are always peaks and troughs in Creativity World; next month I may be so inspired it's all I can do to STOP scrapping... We'll see!

Have a wonderful week :)