Wednesday, October 31, 2007

There's hope

I just read yesterday's issue of "Scrapgirls" and there was a neat Designer Do-Over written by Amy Lemaniak. First of all, I have to say that I really did like her re-done page but something that she wrote struck me, "I feel like in this layout, the embellishments are really competing with the photo, rather than letting my photo take center stage. This time around, I want to make my photo the main focus and compliment the colors in it with the papers and embellishments I use." See, there's the trick. :) How to do that?! But I'm encouraged by her article because she emphasized how much she had learned since starting out. So I feel like maybe I could get the hang of this over time. I also had to chuckle because she pointed out that her original design comprised mostly of designer freebies and that's *so* me right now. But there's not really any point buying stuff when I don't even really know what I'm doing. But when I *do* buy something, I think maybe the torn page effect will be at the top of my list because I really do like that. :)

1 comment:

Amy Lemaniak said...

Hi there, I happened to run across you blog post mentioning my Designer Do Over from the ScrapGirls newsletter. Wanted to say thanks for the mention! Hang in there and just keep on scrapping. I remember how hard it was at the beginning, but the more you scrap, the better you'll get! :-)