I love photography and I have heaps of photos from when my children were little. But as so many of us I haven’t really had time to scrap them. So I sort of gave up the idea of chronically documentation. I’ve found a method, or rather a process, that seems to work for me.
Type of project: Scrapbooking layout
Occasion: using old photos and longing for spring
Techniques used: die cutting, stamping, fuzzy cutting
Main color: pale pink/beige
Media used: paper from Maja Design – Autumn poem, ink-pad, Dylusion Shimmer spray
Equipment used: Dies from Altenew, Sizzix and Whimsy stamps, stamps from Whimsy stamps and Katzelkraft, stickers from American Crafts and Tim Holtz Idea-ology
This is how I plan to create more scrapbooking layouts in 2023 than ever before: On one hand I look for scrapbooking sketches on Pinterest and save those that give me inspiration. For example this one that I thought would fit a spring picture.
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Then I thought; maybe I have one where the pick flowers or something? In that case it would probably be in May or June. So I search for the pictures taken during those months and found several cute photos that fit.
While down there in my huge archive I also pick up other photo moments, often forgotten ones and put them in a digital album to save for later projects.
And that’s what I do on the other hand; browsing through that digital album to see what photos speak to my inspiration and matching those to sketches I’ve saved on my Pinterest board. Being stuck for several years this method actually seems to work for me and I set a goal to scrap at least two layouts a month. No pressure of representation or documentation in which photos I use, just creativity driven by lust, structured by a process.
This is where it took me this time:
I really love using Maja Design papers when scrapbooking, especially this to-cut-out sheet from Autumn poem Collection, that worked so beautifully with the photos of my kid smelling the big white rose. I got so pleased with it I immediately started on the next spring project. Please let me know if this process sparks your inspiration too!
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Karin Åslund is from Sweden. Karin has been writing for TPC since 2020. Karin started paper crafting in 2005 and she makes cards, mini albums and do some Art Journaling. Her paper projects are often made in traditional Vintage or in a Whimsical style.