Saturday, July 01, 2006

UGH!!!

ya know, i spent about an hour and a half last night working on what i think is the worst lo i have ever done. know that i'm not posting this on here for pity and comments that let me know that it's okay.

i'm posting it as a reminder of the way that *i* scrap. i spent a good part of yesterday surfin' around scrappin' blogs, message boards, and the famous scrappers bloggers.

the "in" things seems to be cluttered pages. now i don't mean that as something bad b/c i love the look. its pages with a lot of embellishments on them and i think they look fab.

i however, can not accomplish this. the only way i would be able to accomplish this look is if i totally scraplift someone 100% (and i am so not into scraplifting at all really. then i can't claim the creativity as my own thats all).

so after i did all my surfin around, i sketched some lo ideas and thought that i was going to go home last tonight and get to scrappin'. i would have lo's completed in minutes (not hours) and i was going to have a great start to my "all about me" album.

shit, was i wrong. this lo is not even one of the sketches that i did. i was a photo i wanted to use b/c i love it so much. i love the flash mark on my face. i love how you can still see my eyes and eyelashes. i love the ghosty look to the whole shot. heck, i love it so much, its my avatar for crying out loud.

okay, so i had the photo and looking at the photo i knew that i wanted to do a black and white lo. i also wanted to use some heidi swapp rub ons i had.

i thought it was going to be a breeze.

wrong.

like i said, and hour and a half later, i felt like all i accomplished was a waste of supplies.

i did however learn a lesson. i am a simple scrapbooker. i will always be a simple scrapbooker. my lo colors will always match. i will always want clean lines. there will always be a good embellishment/paper space ratio.

i just have to accept that is my style and that i can continue to admire those styles that are different.

okay, so here is what all the fuss is about. keep in mind that the shot is a lil dark. the paper (aside from the inking on the sides) is stark white.

12 comments:

MaryAnn said...

But I truly adore your simple lines - all the "stuff" other scrappers use seem to junk up pages. Stick with what feels good in your guts:) Also, I just sent off some vintage book pages in your box of mystery supplies. hee hee:)

pink trees said...

girl you completely lost me when you said "lo"...you are the queen diva of scrapbooking my dear! i LOVE all the pages that you do!

Greta said...

okay first i was expecting shit everywhere and girl it's not like that...yes it's not your normal style but I LOVE IT!!!

I think it looks great

V said...

I think this is great!!! I'm not blowing smoke either! I have to admit I find myself thinking the SAME way you do but about MOST of what I do. I'm going to be working on your CJ today so I'll be posting pics of that soon. Your CJ was challenging for me!

SpAzzGiRL said...

too hard on yourself, it looks great to me too!

Jamie said...

I hate it when that happens. I definitely did that last week. Wasted an awesome sheet of Hambly paper on it too danggit. Bummer man.

toya said...

Hmmm, I guess you didn't read my post about loving you personal style, I could have saved you time and money, lol. DO you works for you, I try alot of techniques out, but I do it my way. I love the artwork from a variety of scrappers, there taste is much more different then mine, but I know what works for me and I stick to it,, and that layout is YOU,,, freakin awesome!!!

sarah said...

I happen to like it! :)
but I do get what you mean...I hate it when they don't come out the way you picture them!

The Other Half said...

do you even KNOW how many pictures we are going to have to scrap from chi town?!?!? shit...who am i kidding..i haven't even done mine from vegas...

*~*Jocelynne*~* said...

You're too hard on yourself! But if you really don't like it, get another copy of the photo, and do another, and another until you LOVE it! Ain't nothing wrong with that!!!

angieoh! said...

Dude...you crack me up. Come to Wisconsin!!!!!!!!!! ha hahahah I think we need a happy hour for sure!


Keep up your spirits...bad layouts happen... to everyone once in awhile...

Colleen said...

well i like it
in fact i love it!!