On to today's topic: Scraplifting
Ways to Scraplift
1. You can take everything from a layout, buy the kit used, and create your own with your photos and journaling.
2. You can adapt a part or even the whole of a layout for your own purposes. For example, if you love the way a title is done then copy it on your own page. Love the basic layout? Copy it. Love the use of color? A photo technique? The perspective in which a story is told? Whatever you love about a page, copy it to your own creations.
Look carefully at pages that jump out to you and figure out why you love them. Theme, color, kit used, layout, doodles included, paint work... you get what I mean. Figure out what you love and try to redo it in your own page.
Should I give the Inspirational Page Credit?
Maybe. If you copy everything about the page and post it to an online public gallery, then yes it is best to link to the original inspiration piece as that person put a lot of love and effort into their own page. This is a way to acknowledge that fact and to show your appreciation to them. If you copy a lot less, you probably don't need to do this though it is always nice and in fact is often interesting for others to see.
Scraplifting is fun! Most of us do it lots of times as it is a fun, faster way to create a fantastic page and try out design ideas that are new to you.
Now for some samples. My creative team member Susie Lopez and I used inspiration from three sample layouts made with my new kit Snow Whoa Woe and we created new pages. I created this collection a little late in the season but it seems the snow just won't end this year! Here is a peek at the linked collection Snow Whoa Woe.
Next up Susie used Linda's layout and was obviously inspired by the strong angled elements to the page. Look how beautifully she translated it into a fabulous new work of art using my kit Generations. Check out some of those great details like the date following the tree branch and the branches carefully laid onto the picture.
Since Susie was helping me out by doing a page on Friday night, I decided to then scraplift this adorable page she created. Loved all the horizontal long elements and the paint meshed underneath. Well I did have to make it my own so yes I placed various horizontal elements including strips of paper I cut out from my kit Gone Hiking and my newsletter subscription freebie The Great Outdoors beneath the photo and more or less placed elements similar to where Susie had placed hers. I couldn't resist adding the bigfoot from the freebie kit! To make all the top pieces pop I placed a painted paper over one that showed a river/mountain landscape and simply adjust the opacity to my liking.
Again, probably about 30 minutes to create with much of that time spent deciding on my elements and how to get my horizontals.
These layouts were great fun to make! I must do more of this as these days I spend more time designing great kits for you than getting my own scrapping done. Susie and I both could have scraplifted smaller portions of the layouts but we both went for it all this time.
If I've inspired you to scraplift, I'd love if you join my facebook fanpage and post your layouts there - we'll be sure to give them lots of love. Below are links to the various parts of my design-filled life.