Over the years I have learned that any paring of memories and photos means scrapbooking to me. I bet there are tons of people out there who don’t even know they are scrapbookers by that definition! It just goes to show that there are a lot of ways to preserve our personal histories. I just so happen to really enjoy the design aspect of making layouts and playing with interesting papers and other goodies. My style may not be your style. But I think we can learn from each other anyway.
I tend to create very clean and simple layouts. I like when things match well. I am fairly literal with my embellishments. If the page is about swimming then you better bet there will be waves on my page. I like symmetry. When I am feeling wild I may tilt a photo on it side. Now that is adventurous! LOL. But it works for me.
It is funny that I am such a clean and simple girl since many of the layouts I am attracted to are more artsy and layered. For a while I tried to make layouts that resembled the ones that I drooled over in magazines. And it didn’t really work! Somehow, I realized that I shouldn’t be doing that. I should let my art take its own path and be okay with that. Yet I don’t let my style keep me in a box. I am able to play with techniques and products and not feel like I HAVE to create something amazing. I can allow myself to just play and see where the process takes me. And when something less “me” comes out I am amazed and fascinated by that process.
What is your style? What styles are you drawn to? How has your style changed over time? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear about your process!