Not that it's Spring here, so I guess for me it's Autumn Training with Ella Publishing! LOL
This online course started on Monday (it's not too late to sign up and join me!) although with the time differences, I didn't get the first prompt until Tuesday and by the time I procrastinated, it's Wednesday. LOL
Anyhoo, the first exercise was to examine my signature scrapbooking style. Looking back at the layouts I've done (click HERE to go to my Flickr Photostream to see all my layouts), I was supposed to choose three favourites, but that proved too difficult, so I've chosen six!
(Click on each thumbnail to see the larger picture)
From these six layouts, I've come to the following conclusions:
- I like to use bright colours or muted colours, never mixing the two.
- My journalling tends to be more emotional than factual and arranged in blocks rather than all over the place. I like to hand-write my journalling or use a hand-writing style font when digi scrapping.
- My titles are short and of a horizontal orientation using letters cut on the Craft Robo or fonts made to look like letters/stickers on digi layouts.
- I like a symmetrical design, often using a "shelf" for the photos to sit on.
- The backgrounds are usually plain - neutral or white, and there's often some white space for the eye to rest.
- Embellishments are often minimal and placed at the corners of the design triangle. I like to mix and match products on paper layouts, but use what's already in a kit in digi layouts - go figure!
- Scrapping single 4x6 photos is a definite favourite! I don't tend to process my photos much so what you see is often straight out of the camera.
- Techniques I like to use are stamping (ink or digi), inking edges, border punches, and faux stitching or subtle line doodling.