I think I'm FINALLY developing my own style after, like, 6 years of trying to replicate other scrapper's beautiful work that I LOVE to look at, but I could never quite produce a similar thing myself. :( I think I've been finding my feet in the scrappy world for quite a long time! Did it take that long for you?! Or am I just a bit slow :)
These days I don't try to scraplift anything much at all... I'm constantly inspired by others but I know if I try and recreate someone else's work it won't turn out right and I'll get cranky. So despite the fact that I love flowery shabby layouts, I know they're not my style and I just can't do them, and I love immaculately clean lines and straight edges, I know that's not me either 'cause I'm too impatient to use a craft knife (I don't even own a paper trimmer). Scissors all the way baby!
So now, it feels good to know that most times I'm going to like what turns out on the page because it is coming naturally from somewhere in my brain!
Anyway, here's my fave layouts of the past year, in no particular order... each pic clicks through to its original post for some close-ups.
Would you like some more 2012 round-ups from some of my favourite awesomely creative people? Here's a few links to some wonderful eye candy... check 'em out, these guys are AMAZING. :)
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer