Friday, October 22, 2010

lately i have been loving ...

... the very simple ...

so after i finish stamping ... i notice i spelled the name of the bridge wrong ... i decided to leave it ... 

yeah, i know most people know that i love to stain & ink & spray & tear & sand & paint & stitch  & layer & distress .... but sometimes, i just want my pages to look simple, somewhat clean and oh so focused on the photo

Hayley in the sculpture ...

I have seen one too many layouts in magazines or online, where my eye is not drawn to the photo at all ... but drawn instead to the pile of embellishments heaped on the page ...  I think my "simple" is my quiet way of rebelling against over embellished pages ...

at the vancouver art gallery ... this is a scraplift from a magazine on sketches

... and hey, they are super quick ... so what are you loving lately?

yeah ... she's not so tough ...
Peace Love & Paper

~Jo

4 comments:

laterg8r said...

love your simple lo's - esp the thug one :D

i agree about the over embellied pages too :D

Hayley G said...

I love the layouts Jo. Especially the white on white of the vag pic.

Lois aka katesmum said...

I totally agree with sometimes there is just too much 'stuff' on the page and not enough focus on the photos... I am going to just do my family tree pages simple..and get the photos and the stories documented instead of making it look 'pretty'!!!! I love what you've done with these layouts Jo.

Kathy said...

I haven't done "clean and simple" for a while now. Why do we sometimes feel we need to add just "one more thing" anyway? I'm definitely going to challenge myself with this Jo. Your layouts are all simply gorgeous!