Friday, 18 March 2011

Catching up - yet again

As you know, I am a bit of a class junky. Love them, love learning, love being part of the class community, love trying out new things.

Of course, the problem is that I sign up for too many and then don't manage to do some/any of the assignments. But I do most of my classes over at BPC and they offer lifetime access so even if I don't keep up while the class is happening, I can access the classroom as and when I want and try to finish up.

I think I could do nothing but class assignments from previous classes for the next two years if I did that for all that I've missed (!) but every now and again, I get a bee in my bonnet to finish up a particular class. Sometimes it's even a class that I totally adored and I can't even tell you why I didn't keep up.

One such class was "Colour! or is it Color?" by Nic H. I loved her first class, fell in love with this colour class but lost my momentum. Now is the time to make amends! I'm feeling inspired and productive at the moment so I fished out the handouts and have been making some progress.

Actually, this first layout was completed back in January but I haven't shared it here. I think you can see that the colour for this week was green. Lots of layers, lots of distressing, three photos (got to love that multi-photo design), love of dimension and lots and lots of handmade leaves! I love this layout, and I love this little girl. Isn't she gorgeous?


And just one more for today by sharing this layout for the colour blue. I followed the design quite closely, even choosing the same papers as Nic H which is unusual for me. But something I realised when I was looking through my stash, I have very few blue papers - or at least very few that would have worked on a layout like this. I liked the combination of the blue with the orange and these papers from BG's Marrakech hadn't yet been broken into so this was a good opportunity.

It's a great design for a series of 5 photos that are connected, giving lots of space for journalling as well as plenty of room for lots of embellishing. It could be adapted for a single page layout, easily turned 90° or adapted in many different ways. It's a design I will be coming back to again in the future as I really enjoyed the ease of this construction.




Have you got classes lurking in the background that are calling you to get them finished? Try getting one out and trying to get just one missed assignment done! I promise you, it will feel great to get it done. You never know, it might spur you on to get the whole class finished!

7 comments:

  1. I've been missing your scrappy inspiration. I love these layouts, particularly since my favorite color is blue. Both have great design and I can totally see my youngest daughter in that first layout.

    I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that doesn't keep up with classes (LOAD not included). I've only taken a few, but have never been able to complete many of the projects. Once I have some spare time, I'll finish my mini album that I started during LOAD for the BPC class I took (hopefully before the next LOAD).

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  2. Fabulous LO's, i don't really do classes tend to do more challenges. I admire you on getting them finished, I'm not the best at finishing things.xxx

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  3. Glad to see you getting inspired, I'm holding out all scrapping for May LOAD, lol. I signed up for Cathy Z's Abridged class last Sept. and never did the first lesson. Just keep putting it off.

    Thanks for visiting me on Flickr, aren't the She Art girls fun? Great way to use up scrapping supplies!

    Susanvl (Wild Azalea is my etsy shop, which has nothing in it right now - shame on me!)

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  4. As you know, I'm all about FINISHing this year - but I'm not brave enough to try and tackle all my past classes yet. Wouldn't it be easier just to take a new class? (wink)

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  5. you do some lovely LOs and these are gorgeous too. well done,. wish i could be as organised and dedicated as you. mind you, you are the organised one!

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  6. So glad to see that you are finishing up Colour, or is it Color? I love that LO that you did for Canada. It really is a fun sketch. I can see using it many times. Your blue pages are beautiful.

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  7. i missed you as a classmate, but I am so glad I found you elsewhere and that we are getting inspiration from one another outside of classrooms. Your layouts are amazing.

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