Friday, April 4, 2014

Scraplift Challenge 4 of 4 - lifting Lillith Eeckels

Welcome back! Today is the last in my series of scraplifts that I wanted to share with you. I made all four of these layouts on Sunday afternoon and felt really proud of how much I accomplished in a relatively short amount of time. I like each of them and feel like they're representative of my style, even though I lifted the designs for each.

This time around, I was in the mood to do a full-size multi photo layout, so I kept that in mind as I looked for a layout to lift. I also knew I had oodles of travel pics from Europe, so I had that thought in the back of my mind too.

First, I scrolled through Pinterest but didn't see anything that fit what I wanted. I wanted a two page spread, and I don't have many of those marked for some reason. My next stop for inspiration was I started with the design team gallery because I knew I'd have great layouts from which to choose. I perused several pages back, skipping around, until I found this layout by Lillith Eeckels. I didn't know her work well before I lifted her, but I liked this layout. It had way more going on in it than I am often comfortable with, but I thought that made for a great scraplift challenge - get me out of my box a little, right? Here's her original design:

And here's my interpretation of it:

Notice that I was able to include 5 pics that were 4 x 6 and 3 that were 3 x 4. I was thrilled about that! I tilted and overlapped my photos like the original, but in a slightly different configuration. In doing so, I included several more photos than she did. That was important to me since I have sooo many travel photos.

The original didn't really leave space for journalling, but I knew I wanted to include some on my layout. I incorporated a 3 x 4 PL card for the little bit I had to say. I liked tucking it under the photos and title a bit to make it flow with the layout.

Some people might think that the Destination paper strip is my title, but I'm really just using that as an embellishment. It doesn't bother me if somebody gets that wrong, I just thought I'd mention it. I enjoyed mixing patterns and product lines for this layout - October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Bazzill, PL, Thickers, etc. I also mixed some old and some new which always makes me feel accomplished. :)

One of my favorite things about the original was the hanging banner for the title. I couldn't get it to work on the top - either in the middle or on the left, I tried both. It just felt heavy and off at the top. Once I moved it to the bottom right, I felt like it made more sense for my spread. I was glad to incorporate another pattern there and to use up some trim and some Thickers that had been lying around for a long time.

Here's the original and my take on it one more time:

I hope you've enjoyed the scraplift challenges I've shared this week and that you are inspired to scraplift some yourself. It definitely speeds up my process, helps me feel relaxed, and improves my output. I plan to incorporate scraplifting into my process much more often. The real question is why wouldn't I?

This weekend, I hope you're inspired to go and be crafty in whatever way works best for you.

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