Monday, May 28, 2018

Getting It Scrapped

One of the reasons I love being part of the Get It Scrapped team is that the assignments never feel like actual assignments -- they feel like an invitation to play and to discover, and in the process, to make something meaningful. 

Exhibit #1
This layout came about for a feature focused on embellishing focal points
Most of the time, my photos are backed with photo mats, often in layers of papers, but this was a fun departure from that, challenging me to use something other than the usual photo mat approach. I rummaged through my stash in search of everything and anything dog-related, and emerged with a mix of items from Crate Paper, Studio Calico, and KI Memories/Love, Elsie.  I would totally try this again! 

Exhibit #2
Even though I insist on journaling on every project and have tried lots of different approaches to doing that, I had never before attempted "mix and match" journaling until I created this layout. 
In the process of bringing together both narratives here, I pared down the number of papers and accents that I usually use so that the words would remain the focus.  I knew that I wanted to tell this story, but I was not quite sure how to do that until this GIS assignment gave me the opportunity to take notice of the multiple narratives that converge each day in our schools, both of which have at their hearts the well-being of our students. 

If you haven't stopped by the Get It Scrapped blog, be sure to do so. You never know just how transformative some of the ideas there can be until you try them. 

1 comment:

  1. I found you via Pinterest.

    Your "When to Walk Out" page really hit me. I love the way you've mixed and matched your journaling using type and cursive - I'm going to try that on one of my layouts soon! Also really love the subtlety of the "school" theme - that background paper is great!

    Thanks for the inspiration!