April 28 2010
Does one really need to reinvent the wheel? How much easier it is to work from a sketch? Why I refer to it as the agony, is because, how many times do you arrange and re-arrange each piece of paper and element to make it look JUST like the sketch. I have spent countless hours agonizing, moving bits of paper and embellishments around on a page....never quite satisfied until I have tried every available option....BUT, the truth is, in years to come, no one will ever wander if the flower looked better on the left or the right....should it have been letter stickers or die cut alphabet? All that will matter is the beautiful page that told a story....and then the ecstasy (or satisfaction) follows.....THE FINISHED LAYOUT.
This layout was inspired by one of the Sunday Sketches from Studio Calico. I really love following these. They take the guess work out of getting started, and let you use, and enjoy all the paper that we so lovingly hoard and complain about never using. For my journaling on this layout I used the label memory block from Stamping Bella, as well as all the Dear Lizzy paper and embellishments. By the way, I really loved making the fabric flower.....wish I could make a whole garden full of them....fun to try, if you haven't already.
I urge and encourage you to take a sketch and JUST DO IT. I am already working on the next Sunday Sketch. Hope to post it soon.