Monday, March 5, 2012

Just Playing

I have a pretty distinct style.  My layouts are clean, simple, graphic and minimalistic.  There are very few layers, not very many embellishments, and typically a lot of handwritten journaling.  Even when I try to stretch, my layouts are still extremely Cindy. 

Yet every once in a while, I can push *slightly* beyond my comfort zone.  I was going through my pile of unscrapped photos and found three of Trevor painting.  I didn't really have anything to say about them, other than the fact that Trevor loves to paint.  Because the pictures and story weren't particularly important or insightful, I allowed myself to just play with the layout and not worry about the results.


I had a lot of fun making the title.  The original letters were a variety of florals and stripes by Colorbok.  I painted them with an off-white, let that dry, and then used the back of the paintbrush to add the colorful dots.

I used this sketch by Helen Croft.


Sometimes it's fun to just play!

6 comments:

  1. This layout is still so "Cindy"!! I love that you painted the title, good reminder of a nice way to used up mis matched letters, just paint them!

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  2. So cute! Love the painted title. Still very Cindy though. :)

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  3. This is so fun!! I loveeeeeee the photos, the colors and LOVING the alphas you used!

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  4. I love what you did with the leters. Looks terrific!

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  5. I really love that you made your own alpha. This page is so fun and creative. I'm with Trevor, painting is awesome!

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