Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"Overthinking"
- Layout and Video with Emma.

Hi friends, Emma here with you all today.
Today's layout that I'm sharing is one that I tried to express the frustration
 I have with overthinking my creative time.
Comparing myself to other creatives and doubting my own style is the
 kind of overthinking that can stumble the creating process.
So I found this awesome artwork on Pinterest and it spoke perfectly with me,
 and I instantly knew what direction I wanted to take with the page.
Could I interpret what was In my head to page?
I feel I did get pretty close.....what do you think?

I have created a Video for you all to see this vision come to life,
check it out at the end of this blog :)

"Over Thinking"


With this layout I also wanted to use up a few pieces of chippy that have
 been left over from cutting a panel up or the last piece to pop out of a sheet, 
or that had just been found after looking through my tub of chippy.

I also wanted pieces to compliment my image and the organized chaos
 and creative venture that my page depicts ;)


For the Square panel piece I inked with just a black archival ink,
 keeping it very simple, but to still stand out from the background colours.

For the Doily frame that I tucked up in my layers, I inked also but this was
 with one of the complimentary Distress oxides I used on the background,
this way it brought the colour up through the layers.


For the leafy round and the branch I applied the same inks as the
 square panel and frame, except the branch is a different colour this time.

If you look closely at the Leafy round you can see its inked imperfectly and I
really liked that I didn't get an even coverage as it kind of represents the imperfection
 of overthinking, that's it's OK to not always be perfect, things work out anyway.


I chose embellishments that complimented the colour scheme and kept them
 simple, flicking ink over the whole page to tie it all together.


I must say that I am proud of this layout, it may not be to every
 ones liking but it felt good to let loose, trust in myself and play!

I hope you enjoy my video too, and that it inspires you in some way.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO



Thanks for all of you for your support and encouragement and I look
 forward to seeing you all again later in the month.

Till then, Scrap on, Em xx


3 comments:

MARIE S said...

Magnifique Emma, il ne faut avoir aucun doute !!!

Di Garling said...

Great use of all the chippie pieces Emma and such great layering too.

Elena Martynova said...

Such wonderful textures and colours!!!