Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tales of a Craft Class Junkie: Criss Cross

I still find myself overcoming my latest creative block. I'm creating, but not with the ease that comes from a spark of inspiration. I keep doing my best to try to light the fire. My latest endeavor involved the Scrapbook Coach Class: Criss Cross.

 You might have spied this particular foundation in some of my recent work. I have used it before, but not with intention. You see, when I am really creative, I just wing it. Ideas from previously viewed inspiration take form as I push the elements around the page. Participating in the Scrapbook Coach series is a bit different. I am working with the intention to know more about a specific composition. At the same time, I am hoping this intent sparks my creativity.

Bananaquit Tease by Christy Strickler |Supplies Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper: Letters: Jillibean Soup; Doily,AcrylicFlowers: Freckled Fawn; Tags: Ranger; Flair: A Flair for Buttons; Enamel Dot: Twine and Ink, appears in an article for Get It Scrapped

While it helps to follow along with suggested supplies and photos, I don't always do exactly as the  class dictates. I didn't have three vertical photos,so I took the suggestions to heart and adapted them to fit. I made a wide title which is the same width as the horizontal photo. In essence, my criss cross bands are thicker than those suggested in the class.

I was really inspired to document this story of my cats being teased by a local bird on our back patio. I started with the photos and then found the perfect patterned papers to tell the story. It made sense for me to adapt the criss cross foundation to fit what I had versus fighting to make my supplies fit the exact foundation.Once again, I am loving how the Scrapbook Coach classes help me stretch myself while letting me adapt them to my creative process.

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