Friday, October 10, 2008

My Style

I've been scrapping now for half a dozen years, struggling with my unartistic self to discover my true style. I buy all the scrapbook magazines and go through them marking layouts I like and think I could copy ("Scraplift", in the world of scrapbookers). When I showed this layout that I'd just completed to Lloyd last night, he said that this was his favorite style that I do. And I agree. I'm a very linear, everything has to balance, type of scrapbooker. That's what I am and I'm not going to fight it anymore. Although you will notice that I rebelled and put "THE" at an angle!!

Since most of my scrapbooking concerns events, where I have upwards of 200 photos to work with, I like doing multi-picture layouts - saves paper and tells a story more effectively. Again keeping everything balanced and even.

Occasionally I'll break out of my linear style (usually to scraplift a layout or to work from a kit) and create something especially nice, as this one of Brooklyn I did awhile ago - scraplifted.

And sometimes I'll go circular

Here's one of my favorites - linear, circular, handwritten journalling and bling. I love bling but have hard time figuring out where and when to use it.

So, although I'm basically a linear person, it's fun to see what I can do when I work 'out of the box'.


Aleta said...

I'm really impressed! Years before scrapbooking came out, I used to put the pictures on a piece of paper and either draw around it or write a story about the pictures. I love the idea of scrapbooking but don't have the clue where to start or if I'd have to patience to take it on..

Your work really is beautiful!

sara said...

really nice! can't wait to see the finished family reunion book.

Emily said...

I like what you've done with the journaling on that first page. I scrapbook a lot like you - except that I think I scraplift more often!

Brenna said...

Looks great Pat...I've been clean and linear in my style lately too. I like it when the photos stand out among the rest of the page

Mickey said...

Love all your layouts Pat! I go through stages of doing something different all the time. Doing multiple photo pages right now too! Depends on how many good pics of a certain thing or event I have! Seems all my heritage layouts are linear! not the others!

Debbie Y. said...

Your scrap LO's are really impressive as are your photos. You have a flair and an eye for such. Everything I do is pretty much scraplifted as I just don't have the knack for it much, but I try.