I know we are all guilty with that. We are constantly searching for inspiration online to improve our skills as a scrapbooker. We get inspiration from color combination, sketches, techniques, texture and a lot more. Sometimes, we also ask permission from others so that we can scraplift their work because it looks so beautiful.
This time around I decided (instead of doing the usual way to get inspiration) to study somebody else's work. What makes her style unique, what technique she often apply, and how does she design her page.
For my example, I decided to study one of my favorite designer of all time, Nic Howard, and applied what I have learned from her gorgeous works. You can visit her blog here: http://nichoward.typepad.com/my_weblog/
The common thing I've noticed with her work is the way she cluster her embellishments and distressing the sides of her patterned paper.
She cluster her embellishments in a way that it will direct your eyes to the main focus of the page, the photos. She uses layer upon layer of embellishments starting with patterned papers, swirls/chipboards, and lastly flowers.
Also, she loves adding long journaling to most of her pages
These are only a few things I've learned from her work. I am pretty sure that if I spend more time studying her work, I can discover more ideas. So I dare you, instead of just viewing, STUDY! Some of the blogs have tutorials or tips, MAXIMIZE IT! If you have questions, ASK! You'll be surprised because most of these people will answer your question and share some insights.