Monday, September 15, 2014

Why can't I scrapbook?

My art endeavors over the last 5-10 years can be attributed to scrapbooking. As my kids were growing up, I wanted to create handsome books that were similar to those my mother and father had put together when they were younger. Books with photos and text and bits of memorabilia from their trips. I was okay at scrapbooking but soon discovered that I didn't like the store bought look. I began to search for "how to" videos and blogs. How to create the looks I liked on my own. Since then I've dabble in lots and lots of art techniques - embossing, stenciling, stamping, collage, etc., etc., etc. But I haven't scrap booked for years.

Now, I'm leading a group of school age children in a scrapbooking project and I find I can't scrapbook.

Here is my inspiration ... (from Nancy Damiano thepaperorchard.blogspot.com )



Here is what I came up with ...


This one is boring ...


I like this one but ... I don't think the kids will like it...




I love this little detail ...




Back to the drawing board ...