Hello scrappy friends!
Today I’m going to share with you one of my worst scrapbooking failures and how I managed to turn it into one of my all time favorite layouts. You can see the whole “failing” process in the video, I decided not to edit out the first steps so you can see all the struggle.
Things don’t always work the way we want them to, especially when working with new media and ideas straight out of our head. And that’s ok! Not every single layout has to be a work of art and a masterpiece in our albums. For me the most important thing is to have fun with it and document some precious moments.
My initial plan was to use the other half of the Goldie paper I used on my previous layout and do some mixed media on the other half of the page. Things didn’t start so bad but now that I look at my process allover, there was way too much pink going on that didn’t match so great with this specific photo.
I really tried hard to make it work but sometimes it’s better to just let go. If you face difficulties while working on a layout, here are a few tips:
1.Take a break
Stay away from your craft space for a while. Look at something different and refresh your mind. Maybe you need a couple of minutes, maybe a couple of hours or maybe even get the full day off. When you keep looking on the same thing for a very long time your brain gets stuck and you can’t really think clearly to find the best solution for your problem.
2.Get some help
I personally love taking my boyfriend’s opinion when I’m creating something. He has a great eye and his advice is always really great. You can ask for some advice from anyone around you. Even if they are not crafters they see your work from a different perspective and their feedback can help you see something you were missing.
I know this may sound harsh but if it doesn’t work then just let go of it. Keep the parts that you loved and get rid of everything that you are not happy with even if that means ripping off the whole page like I did here. Don’t be afraid to get rid of something that is not working, it may be the only way to save your beloved creation.
As you can see in the video I ended up ripping everything from my layout and moving it on a fresh background. Turns out that I just needed a more simple and less pink base to compliment my photo.
Sometimes we have all these amazing ideas that are really so great but if you combine them together they end up in a disaster. Just take it easy and try one thing at a time.
I decided to link all the products that I used during the process, even the ones that didn’t make it to the final page in case you saw something you are interested in. All the products I used can be found on theinkroad.com and if you see something you fancy, you can get a 10% discount on anything you grab (NOT limited to the items bellow) by using the code “ZINIA10“.