I'm sure those who know me and some of my creations will probably be able to answer the question - about my style - relatively easily but I'm still lost as to what my style is.
I don't know that I have a particularly style as I tend to change the style of the page I am creating depending upon a number of factors...
- The theme of the page I am creating
- The look of the photos and their style
- The patterned paper I end up using
- My mood (sometimes I am in the mood for lots of embellishments, sometimes I go minimalist)
- Sometimes the layout just seems to tell me it needs a little bit more here or there and sometimes when I place the little bit more it just doesn't look right so I take it right back off
- I tend not to plan my pages (general statement though I am trying to plan a bit more so I can be a bit more productive instead of relying on the inspiration flowing) so how the style flows is what the page ends up like.
Anyway... so I spent some of my creative time this afternoon instead, trolling the internet looking for definitions of what are scrapbooking styles so I could determine which one I fit into. And basically I came to the conclusion there is no clear definition of what one scrapping style is compared to another as everyone has their own opinion. So I turn full circle and go back to the aforementioned article and refer to the eight (though I am sure some people may say there are more) styles that they refer to and how to achieve this style.
- Artsy Style - Combine patterns; add ink & paint; create your own backgrounds
- Graphic Style - Use minimal supplies; use straight lines; create white space
- Clean & Simple Style - Use a grid or template; limit embellishments; use patterns sparingly
- Shabby Chic Style - Add clusters of accents; layer embellishments and ribbons; rough up the edges of your pages
- Sophisticated Style - Dress up an accent; add personal touches; use patterned paper strips as ribbon
- Cutesy Style - Add pre-made products; use a nickname for your title; use bright, fun colours
- Whimsical Style - Create a scene on your background; use playful fonts; choose fanciful products
- Classy Style - Use solid colours; keep it clean; focus on the photos
A graphic, clean & simple, sometimes shabby chic look which uses cutesy colours with a whimsical style of fonts and classy solid colours.
Do you agree?
And what is your style?