I always love to hear from other artists about their creative process. It’s fun to see how others work and to be inspired by the way they go about creating a layout or other project! Jessy is great about sharing her creative process here on the blog and today she is walking us through how she made this darling scrapbook page with the Shine collection. I love hearing how and why she chose each of the elements and also that she puts so much thought into making her layouts meaningful for her and her family!
I don’t always get my creative mojo immediately. At times, I have to sit at my scrapping desk and just play around. Arranging the embellishments or matching papers will somehow spark some kind of creativity. Placing certain products that I would like to work with will definitely help as well.
As I was going through the Shine collection, I absolutely adored this plus sign design. I knew it would be perfect as my background. I saw a pack of doilies and I began to lay them randomly on the paper. I wanted to give a little subtle look to the background, so I spread some gesso onto the paper and the doilies. It looked pleasant too.
Once the gesso was dried, I adhered the 4″x4″ photo of my daughter jumping on the bed and slowly worked my way to the left. As I was layering the chipboard embellishments, I got a light bulb moment! I started to look out for elements that speak about my little gal. I also added encouragement phrases to remind her to be herself or how awesome she is. There are so many awesome beautiful + positive elements in Shine!
Here is the completed layout & allow me to share with you what are the elements that speak about my little gal.
The #2 represents her age. The butterfly represents her free and easy going spirit. The pink heart speaks a lot about her willingness to share and how kind she is towards people around her. The pink & gold cross speak about her love for church. The wood veneer “Best Day Ever” represents the day she learned how to jump on the bed. And lastly those little stars represent her bright & sparkly personality.
Happy Crafting! Xoxo Jessy
Happy Thursday Friends!
Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Shine Collection / Frames Patterned Paper / Shine Chipboard Stickers / Shine Stickers / Shine Crepe Paper Delights Layered Stickers with Glitter / Shine Gold Glitter Phrase and Shapes Stickers / Shine Wood Veneer Phrases and Shapes (Also Here) / Maggie Holmes Shine 12×12 Patterned Paper – Sparkle / Maggie Holmes Shine Roller Phrase Stamp / Gesso / White doilies / Adhesive pearls