I'm a big lover of watercolor as well as sketching and I adore making my own elements for scrapbooking. It allows me to use whatever is swirling around in my head at the time. Right now it's all about the rich and fun colors of fall. Mixing reds, oranges and gold the last few weeks has become a habit. Every element of fall is inspiring to me from the golden leaves to chai lattes to the cooler temperatures!
Lately I've been sketching away at some new things. Things that are making me want to learn more about scrapbooking elements and how to create more of my own. It's a little daunting to think about but I love creating and we will just have to see how it goes.
This page was creating using a lot of my own little elements as well as some Maggie Holmes chipboard stickers. I love the minimalist watercolor feel, so light and airy. I did forget to scan some of these elements first so I will be creating them again. It's been fun getting to the point where I can say that I like my style of illustration, there are so many awesome painters and illustrators out there.
I printed this photo onto a piece of vellum a long time ago and never got to use it, and it's been just sitting in my stash. I love the letters over the photo. I thought it was just right beneath the watercolor leaf frame.
Most of the elements I create are pretty random, I use whatever colors I have still sitting in my watercolor palette. Of course it's alway a little sparkle and iridescent medium added to my paints. Then when I'm inspired to make a page I cut the pieces out. I'm working on a set of elements that might coordinate well with other scrapbooking supplies out there. I'll share a few from time to time and also my progress along the way. Hoping to start a newsletter and get a good idea of some things that people might be looking for. Any good ideas, leave a comment!
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