I've read a lot lately about finding your own scrappy style. And I've been trying to work on that. So last night I went through the stack of recent layouts on my desk. And at the end of the night, after some thinking, this is what I knew about my style.
- I like color. I use color on my layouts and rarely work just in neutrals.
- I'm often attracted to deeper colors for my layout bases. And if I choose a neutral base, it generally has some subtle pattern.
- I like to mix a variety of papers and embellishments.
- I like clean lines and/or a fair amount of white space.
So I decided to take it apart and do it again, thinking about the things I knew I liked to incorporate in my layout. I was careful and tried to remove each element so that it could be reused. I spread them all over my desk.
I needed a new base for my layout because I had journaled directly on the base previously. So I picked a base and went to work. The grey patterned paper was pretty damaged so I picked a similar sheet. And then I started to incorporate the elements from the prior layout. Here is what I ended up with.
I kept my favorite elements - the colors, the title placement and the diagonal picture placement. I edited my selections and kept clean lines. I also added a few elements that weren't in the original layout - the wood circles, cork circle, cork arrow and enamel dots. But I kept my favorite quote and most of my favorite elements. And I like this much better. I guess finding me at 50 is a work in process.
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