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.
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.