Hi friends, Emma here with you all today.
Today's layout that I'm sharing is one that I tried to express the frustration I have with overthinking my creative time.
Comparing myself to other creatives and doubting my own style is the kind of overthinking that can stumble the creating process.
So I found this awesome artwork on Pinterest and it spoke perfectly with me, and I instantly knew what direction I wanted to take with the page.
Could I interpret what was In my head to page?
I feel I did get pretty close.....what do you think?
I have created a Video for you all to see this vision come to life, check it out at the end of this blog :)
let me show you my layout first and what chippy I used.
With this layout I also wanted to use up a few pieces of chippy that have been left over from cutting a panel up or the last piece to pop out of a sheet, or that had just been found after looking through my tub of chippy.
I also wanted pieces to compliment my image and the organized chaos and creative venture that my page depicts ;)
For the Square panel piece I inked with just a black archival ink, keeping it very simple, but to still stand out from the background colours.
For the Doily frame that I tucked up in my layers, I inked also but this was with one of the complimentary Distress oxides I used on the background, this way it brought the colour up through the layers.
For the leafy round and the branch I applied the same inks as the square panel and frame, except the branch is a different colour this time.
If you look closely at the Leafy round you can see its inked imperfectly and I really liked that I didn't get an even coverage as it kind of represents the imperfection of overthinking, that's it's OK to not always be perfect, things work out anyway.
I chose embellishments that complimented the colour scheme and kept them simple, flicking ink over the whole page to tie it all together.
I must say that I am proud of this layout, it may not be to every ones liking but it felt good to let loose, trust in myself and play!
I hope you enjoy my video too, and that it inspires you in some way.
Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement and I look forward to seeing you all again later in the month.
Till then, Scrap on, Em xx