Ohmy, ohmy…. can you believe it? I created an old fashioned scrap lay out last week! I’m sure you are dead curious to hear why I all of a sudden went back to scrap-booking and I will tell you in a minute but first, a photo of my work desk. ‘Cause after all, it is ‘What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday” and that’s what you came for, right?!
No, you don’t see scrap-design paper nor photos on my blog – it’s back to art journaling! However, I intend to make a layout more often.
Last week, my BFF (since childhood) Lena and I planned a ‘girls day.’ Since I moved back to Zeeland and live near her we see each other more often. Most of those days we don’t do anything special: we hang out, drink coffee on a cafe terrace and talk a lot. And there’s giggles and smiles – a lot! Last week, when we came home from our ‘shopping trip’ (I only bought some brushes and Washi tape) to chill out at my home, we flipped through my old scrapbook albums. The last lay outs in the albums were created sometime in 2010 – and I found it a pity that there aren’t any recent photos in the albums…
…and all of a sudden, we decided to both make a scrap layout again! It had been years since I or she scrapped (Lena is a painter) and we both thought it would be fun to try and see if we ‘still have it in us’. So we made a series of selfies and challenged ourselves to create a scrap lay out using one or more of these photos.
There were 7 photos and I printed them all… one in a big size (the photo which I thought was the nicest) and six in smaller sizes. OK, now that was the easy part… now what?
I forgot how much choices you have to make when you start scrap-booking… decisions on the style you want to work in, background paper (design and colors,) embellishments etc. etc.
To make a long story short… here’s what I created. (I got rid of 2 photos as there was no room for it)
Last weekend, Lena finished her lay out too and we exchanged the photos.
Here’s what she made out of the same photo series.
Without deliberation we both choose the same photo as ‘the nicest’… but Lena printed it in black and white, which gives it a different feel.
It was so much fun to do and since I find it a shame that the album lay outs ‘stop’ in 2010, I decided to make a scrap lay out every now and then and keep it going.
And what are you up to these days?
I’ll check out your desks this week to find out.
Have a great week!