Friday, April 18, 2008

Small Talk

Whenever I am stuck with my ideas, but still needs to practice on this craft (and you would have to agree practice and experience are actually all we need to be better at this) I find it takes a lot of pressure off if I decide to do a direct scraplifting. For example, this layout right here is a direct scraplift from Sarah Winnick’s “Photoshoot” (Simple Scrapbook Mar/Apr 2008 issue).

I know of a couple of scrappers that may cringe at the thought of “direct scraplifting”. They may think that it is unoriginal and not challenging enough. But I beg to differ. Scraplifting, for me, takes skill to accomplish. It is not really easy to replicate another person’s technique let alone stay true to the original sketch. Also, more often than not, the embellishments they used are unavailable and that is where the challenge kicks in. You would have to be creative and find or sometimes even manufacture a replacement for it. In the end, it is very satisfying to see how close you can come to the original and yet give it your own flavor.

Journaling reads: Upon hearing the next-door neighbor’s dog barking: “Mama, dog. Bite you!” Complete with fierce grabbing gesture of both hands. “Also cat. The same-the same.” - Sam at 2 yrs. 2 mos.

Materials used: Beige & brown Bazzill CS; Kaleidoscope “School Days” Solid/Green Paper PPS; Bohemia Barefoot “Family” Small Stripe/ Torquise PPS; Bohemia “Play” Polka Dot/Red PPS; American Crafts “Platform” chipboard letter stickers; AAS chipboard embellishment; Simply Scrappy circle template; Stamp Art mini pop dots; Inque Boutique “Beautiful” rubber stamp; Colorbox stamp pad; Clear embossing powder; Buttons; Rick rack.
Computer font: Bookman Old Style

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