Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Style

When my children look through the pages and pages
of scrapbook creations I have made with their faces
and various papers and what not, do they see a common trend
or a characteristic common to each page?
 Do I have a 'style'? 

When I write on paper I have a little thing I do
under headings or at the end of what I write.
It is a soft line across the bottom, beginning on the left, halfway across I do two little upward loops (similar to leaves, a heart, or butterfly wings) and then continue the line across.

I do a similar thing on a lot of my scrapbook pages.
Some are more subtle and simple like the one previously posted of Andi and Derek on their wedding day.
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. . . and others are a bit more gaudy like this recent one.

 Now that I look at this page again, I see that I have added more than the simple line with  loops in the middle. You see, I've added a few flourishes, which is the same as what I do with ink on paper when I doodle.

A-ha! That must be my style. :) Doodles and Flourishes.

I love to use a variety of techniques and items on my pages such as these unique brads by Basic Grey. I love to ink, spray Tattered Angels glimmer mist, use scissors to cut, needle and thread to add emboidery, (notice the french knots), a smudging of acrylic paint, lace or ribbon, and more ink edging. I used Crystal Effects by Stampin Up for the diminsional glossy effect on the doily type flower top.

The die cuts are using my newest addition to my crafting stash- "Wildflower' set by Lifestyle Crafts. To add detail and a smidgen of color I chalked the blooms using Pebbles, inc pearlescent chalk.

The hidden doily was sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Creme De Chocolat and Key Lime Pie. Stickles has been dabbed throughout the various embellishments. The paper I used is Bo Bunny "A gift of love" and "So Sophie" by My Minds eye. American Crafts Ruban Premium Lace in brown sugar has been used in several of my recent pages, as well as a few inches here. 

 Pages like this one is why I LOVE to SCRAPBOOK.
I get to use staples, paint, ink, metal, paper, color, texture.
And I love BIG photos!



Jim and Becky said...

You definitely have your own style. I may not know the words to begin to describe it, but I can definitely look at one of your pages and know that it's yours.

Decker Family said...

Becky- I hope that's a good thing. :)