It's Friday and I'm back with another layout share. This time it is a mixture of quality that I'd like to talk about today before I get back to my scrap table and hopefully continue making more of what is quality scrapbook pages in my opinion.
Let me start with two sample of layouts that I'm not even close to pleased with, and which therefor will symbolize what is low quality to me.
This first layout was made from the idea that the sunburst layout is fool proof and that you can take a collection pad and just cut those rays and have a layout that works. That's obviously wrong. I tried saving this layout with a cute photo of my son and his toy lawn mower, even added a heart shaped doilie that would make anything perfect but it still doesn't work. I will probably take apart this layout and fix it, for example remove the red rays, cut off a small strip around the edges and mat the whole page on a different background. Maybe ad a couple of PL-cards on the right side of the photo. Yeah, it can't look like this.
This second layout has a very precious photo of me and my Granny from when I was about 5 years old. My Granny and I played alot of Scrabbles and we solved cross word puzzles together and she started my passion for words and writing by introducing me to these things. The Scrabble tile alphas have been in my posession for years and so has the cross word puzzle paper. I've saved them for this very special page - of Granny and me. Memory wise it is a lovely layout, I will never change it and I will always look at it and remember the feeling of sitting by Grannys kitchen table, my forearms sticking to the plastic table cloth, Grandpa's crooning, the constant smell of garlic and Granny making sounds of being in serious game problems while she was actually probably winning.
Quality wise, this is a horrible in my opinion. But I had saved those stuff and it was a very long process leading up to actually putting that layout together and now it is in my Book of Me.
The next three layout today are those that I could show to anyone wanting to know my style of scrapbooking.
The next three layouts today are of the type that I gladly would show to people who wanted to know about my style of scrapping. When I make layouts like this I feel that I've made progress, that I have done good and that I've finally understood the few design principles that I've paid attention to. I try to stay up to date with the current fashions and try out the new techniques and styles that come around.
Look at this one, can you see the film strip plastic ribbon? Way back when Ranger released that product I HAD to OWN it and I remember spending lots of money on that little jar of ribbon, but then I haven't used it :) I think it came to good use here.
Here is a photo of my daughter wearing my old glasses. Family who has seen this photo say she looks just like me and I must say that's the best compliment a mum can get! The title is something like "ready for school" and she certainly is. She is starting "Grade 0" of school in August and she is really looking forward to it. I'm a bit worried she will get bored and understimulated since she already reads and understands numbers very well but I will do my very best making her into a "book reader" and then she'll always be able to find new challenges on her own.
These layouts, atleast to me, look like modern pieces of fun scrapbooked memories. I've used things that is fairly new and I have mixed in some REALLY old stuff from my stash. The pages look different from eachother and they are easy to look at from a design point of view. The photos are precious and they tell a story or the love of a place in time. That is high quality to me. What do you think?
Have a wonderful day!