Wednesday, September 11, 2013

hello story: scrapbooking stories

More stories about telling stories... but this time a bit of a failed story.

The prompt was to tell a 6 word story that captured a life philosophy of sorts.

Here's what I did:

I tried to use colours and supplies that I have had for a while but have never managed to incorporate for some reason or another, such as the wood grain alpha letters and the word tag thingy in the top right corner.

I see others use wood grains in such beautiful ways but for me it just doesn't work. It's too heavy and clunky for me. I have tried it over and over again, playing with it in various layouts only to take it off every time. This time I decided to commit and I think it's a fail. It's too big. It's too brown. It's just too blech.... I like basic black and white alphas. I like slim and classic. I'm not one for big, round fonts. I have finally, after 4 years of scrapbooking, come to learn this about myself. If I'm doing colour, it needs to be in small alphas. But frankly, I find buying a bunch of different types of alphas to be a huge waste of money because so much of the alphabet is wasted. The only reason I have so many various alphas is because I'd joined Studio Calico's monthly kit club last year. I ended up cancelling it because realistically I could never go through as much stock as they sent and so much of what they sent ended up being stuff I wouldn't use. Like for example the embellies on the left hand corner. I never know what to do with all these octagons, circles, arrows, etc. that were sent.  This page is an attempt to use up those extras and clearly it is, in part, a fail to me because I'm using pieces that just don't work for me.

I think I just need to accept this about these supplies and purge them from my stash instead of feeling burdened by the idea of using them.

I don't know. Sometimes some things just don't work. This page just doesn't work for me. Maybe it's just the title. Maybe it's because it's supposed to be a page about story but just doesn't feel like much of a story? Either way, it's done.

I do have another page that I want to create using the 6 word story concept, but I'm saving it for another day.,.. it's a surprise.

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