Loc: southern ontario
|Posted: 10/23/2012 2:49:35 PM|when you do pages do you like a few chosen embellishments, titles, etc or do you love to load a page up with a ton of stuff?
I saw some layouts in the gallery that had a ton of embellishments on them.. thought I'd give it a try since I"m normally a little to no embellishment scrapper...
It looked like a folder of PNG's barfed on my page. I envy those you can scrap using a lot of stuff and still have it look put together and purposeful.
Now off to delete a bunch of digital barf and start over
|Posted: 10/23/2012 2:57:28 PM|He he he ... she said "digital barf" ...
Shan, I swing between minimalist and maximalist (yeah, I think that's totally a word!). From this layout to this one. I'd say I load, but not to the point of overload or barf (well, I hope not! )
Loc: southern ontario
|Posted: 10/23/2012 4:03:23 PM|YES I have your first Layout saved for a future lift! Love that graphic style, the other layout is the perfect example of lots of stuff layered but still looks like it all belongs and has a purpose, unlike mine that looks like barf, even after a second attempt
I think I need to pick a LO I like and copy it as close as I can to learn!
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Loc: Los Angeles
|Posted: 10/23/2012 6:11:00 PM|
Okay that's just funny.
I spend most of my scrapping time removing embellishments from my lo's, so I guess that means I'm not a maximalist. But, I would not describe my style as minimalist, either, as I never seem to pull off that nice, clean, graphic Cathy Z style. Can we have a tweeny category, please?
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
|Posted: 10/23/2012 8:55:40 PM|
I'm naturally more of a minimalist. But being on a creative team, I sometimes feel like I need to show off more of the products and have more on a page.
|Posted: 10/23/2012 9:35:08 PM|I don't really know - it must be another "tweener" I know I cannot do graphic very well, nor white space, but I also don't do lots and lots of layered papers or flowers. This is somehow a really hard question for me to answer.
|Posted: 10/24/2012 12:20:12 AM|I love to put elements on my layout. I ain't surely a minimalist, but I (hope) don't overload the page. really, really, really hope ^__^
When I "finish" a page, I usually close photoshop and do something different, than go back..and add something.
for example, here I added a lot of little elements: A very sweet breakfast
and here : le comari too.
As someone told something about CT, when I'm doing a CT layout I usually use LESS elements..because I'm "stuck" with those in the kit..I can't go and take everything in my stuff.. Mix&match is The Answer ^__^
Loc: So Cal Gal Living in NJ
|Posted: 10/24/2012 6:21:47 AM|Although I don't use 'stuff' on my layouts, I definitely have this dilemma almost every time I do a layout. For me, it's minimalist or maximalist in terms of photos. I'm a multi photo gal, and I have such a hard time sticking to just a couple of photos on a layout. Because of the style of scrapping I do, which is I tend to use large photos as backgrounds, I think many of my layouts look really crowded and busy, just due to the photos on them. I've not had much success with using only one or two photos on a layout, although I do occasionally do it.
This layout is pretty minimal (rare), but this one is more usual. Tons of photos!
Dabbling in Digi
Loc: Behind a laptop in the Pacific Northwest
|Posted: 10/24/2012 11:06:49 AM|LOL first KAT, I think both of your pages would be classified as MINIMALIST to me, and STEF your pages have never seem over stuffed in any way to me. I adore your style and love how always seem to have a unique way to add a 3D image into your pages...again definitely not MAXIMALIST as there is no "digital barf" or excessive embellishments on your pages.
I often see LOs in the gallery where there is so much artistic additions that I can't find the photo (which is often small and stuck in a clustering of embellishments)...to me that's more a maximalist approach. It's pretty but not usually my style as I like having bigger photos (probably because I have bad eyes and those little photos I can't see).
It's hard to put scrapbooking styles (graphic, shabbychic, artistic, multiphoto, etc) into just 2 categories. I do both, but in reality I tend to like bigger photos, medium amount of embellishments unless I'm trying to a crazy challenge, and I go for more a paperscrapping look than graphic most days.I'm more a MAXIMALIST when it comes to PHOTOS than EMBELLSIHMENTS. So instead of "sticker sneeze", "digital barf", I am guity of "photo phethora"...hey STEF maybe that's your disease too...
A recent example of MIMIMALIST LO
and a recent example of a MAXMALIST LO
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|Posted: 10/25/2012 5:01:01 AM|
Hmmm, great question. Well I am definitely not minimalist. In fact I would say my most minimal pages are more like those Aussiekat linked to that she classes as maximalist!
I definitely move between more stuff and a lot more stuff lol! It does depend on the store/designer/kit I am working with, different stores/ designers work to different styles and the kits reflect that, and I certainly see a difference in the pages I do for different CT work.
Also I love to use patterned papers and I think that maybe that would make my pages LOOK more busy than the actual quantity of embellishments used.
Livin' in My Own "Pea-rivate" Idaho
|Posted: 10/29/2012 10:48:18 AM|I think I'm sitting on the same bench as Liz. I consider myself mostly to be a minimalist, but not as minimal as Cathy Zielske (I love how she rocks her style, though). I like multiple photos, like Stef, so embellishments really need to fit in we'll with my pictures. I find cluster embellishing really intimidating, but did take a class on it, and understand it better now. But, I still like to keep clustering simple, like on this page I did about my youngest boy:
Our Little All-Star
I basically did two really simple clusters on the left corners of my photo block, and then layered paper underneath it to kind of round it out. I need to get braver and just a few more layers next time....
Loc: At the intersection of Hooterville and Stars Hollow
|Posted: 11/5/2012 8:21:46 PM|I'm very minimalist. Cathy Z is my muse and even she feels busy to me sometimes
I'm about clean lines, great shots and typography/title play.
I love the look of a max page with all the great accent and detail. It's just not how my personal creativity flows.
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Loc: Peachtree City, GA
|Posted: 11/6/2012 8:15:43 AM|I'm a tweener. Sometimes I have so many photos on a layout (and I do double layouts) that it feels like too much to add more than an embellishment or two, if any. Other times, I like to play, but don't do it well by myself, so am usually using a template or scraplifting when I do.
I like looking at layouts that are both mini and maxi, but I can't seem to completely do either comfortably.
|Posted: 11/12/2012 3:35:51 PM|
I definitely lean toward minimalist, although I do like a few (2 or 3) embellishments on my pages. I have done more than that, but I'm not good at clustering.
|Posted: 11/13/2012 10:38:24 AM|i am minimalist ! but my LO must have a little bit of embelishments like ribbon/ flowers
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