You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and 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.
This month's exercise was surprisingly challenging and as such, I procrastinated a fair bit! Scouring and critiquing a year's worth of layouts, looking for earmarks of growth is no small task. I'm sure you will agree with me that we tend to be our own worst critics - my family will certainly attest to this trait in me. However, I think I have compiled a grouping of layouts that I feel best showcase my style and some of my scrappy growth during 2012.
|Embracing the hexagon trend, I still maintained my own trend of many patterned papers, adding even more than what were already in the background page. Created for Boy's Rule this layout with it's many layers and embellishments is typical of me|
These two layouts were created at the same time for ScrapMuch?, and showcase my new LOVE for small photos - just as I love layering papers and embellies, I discovered that I also love layering small photos. I also tried die cutting a title right into my background page for the first time, these layouts are bright and fun and make me happy still - a true test for me is going back to a layout months / years later and still loving it.
|Another Creative Scrappers layout, with hand stitching, mists, small photos, layers and lots of white space - I am loving the white space!|
Now, I hope you will take the time to see what my Inspiration Elevator team mates chose as they reflected on this challenge.
Thanks so much for visiting me today, I really truly appreciate that you do!