Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why Buttons? (SUBTITLE: Experiments in the 3rd Dimension)

This week's layout was spurred by 2 different scrapbooking trends that I find intriguing and confusing. First off, when were buttons elected into the House of Scrapresentatives? And why, in this seat of power, did they illegalize the immigration of other items originally intended for other uses onto scrapbook layouts? Since those who regularly to sew integrated things that they used daily into their layouts including just plain sewing on them, I decided do do the same with items I use daily.

Second of all, with scrapbooking constantly pushing the "mold" (and by mold I mean the little plastic pages that they are slid/forcibly squished into) to its limits, I decided I would try and push those limits even further, while still being true to the depths of my artistic.....soul, yeah...that's it...soul.

Also, this layout was submitted to a sketch challenge HERE

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go nail my layout to something,


Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Experiments in Scrapbooking Techniques 1: White Space

Greetings, my name is Shoe and this is my Experimental scrap booking blog. Today, I wanted to explore the technique of white space and how it effects the viewer. I chose a simple orange button to bring the user's focus not on the white space, but the rest of the layout. Without the rest of the layout, white space is not only white space, but a piece of paper. The choice between a button of orange color, and a spagetti sauce stain was a difficult one, but I was hungry and ate all the sauce before I could use it. I feel that the orange button expresses my hunger not only for tasty noodles, but for the universe.