I love scrapbooking. I love everything about scrapbooking: the creativity, the photos, the storytelling, the art, the paper, the products, the pretty…
But I’m loving the current trend I’m seeing coming out of the States where people are going back to basics. They’re stepping away from mixed media and using paper on their layouts!
Don’t get me wrong. I love adding misting, masking, stencils, texture paste and gesso to my layouts as much as the next person but to be honest… I’m kinda over it and I love seeing stickers, frames and paper again!
This is what I mean:
I love everything about these – simple and effective. It’s all about the photos. I think this is something we often forget. So many pages of late are more about the technique and not as much about the photo and the story.
I love that each of these layouts is about the photo. Good composition and use of products will automatically take our eye straight to the photo. In my opinion, this is what it’s all about! Bonus: they fit in albums better! lol!
I love to scrap like this. I’ve created three pages using simple elements (no mist, no gesso, no stencils).
What do you think? Can you scrap like this or are you still loving the addition of mixed media elements to your pages?