Yesterday I had all the necessary motivation to create a layout - inspiration, permission, and reason.
1. While I have a scrapbooked wedding album, I wanted to take one of our wedding photos and create a nice 12x12 layout for our Robbie & Melissa (All About Us) album.
2. I wanted to use some of the techniques I learned in Nic Howard's Dimensional Details workshop at BPC last year - inking, layering, creating embellishment clusters & using a page border to give the layout a framed look.
The Library of Memories Community Challenge for March 3 (yes, I'm a little behind on these) was to "create a layout and pull out the stops. One of the reasons you have a LOM system is so you can choose when to really go hog wild. Find a photo you love and settle in for a nice long, super-creative adventure. Use as much product as you can and make a masterpiece."
Scrapbookers Anonymous is having a Design Team Call. I enjoy the challenges at Scrapbookers Anonymous for two reasons. First, there is one challenge each month, allowing plenty of time to complete a layout. Second, it encourages scrappers to use the forgotten supplies in their stash. (The challenge for the Design Team Call is to use stamps to create a piece of patterned paper and three embellishments.)
I am thrilled with the completed layout, but more importantly I had fun creating it - spending time in my craft room, listening to a Paperclipping Roundtable podcast, and using some of the stamps from my stash that had never been used!