June 1, 2011

Inspired by Nic Howard

Have you visited online galleries lately? Are you like me, taking some time daily to visit scrapbook websites and blogs? Are you constantly looking for inspiration?

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.

15 comments:

Kirsty said...

Beautiful LG!

aussiescrapper said...

Oh wow, I love this using the gorgeous Nook kit from last month, I love your journalling and how you put that word in the journalling spot. I love Nic Howards work also, stunning scrappers are both of you. Melxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love Nic's work and I love love love love your lo!! BEAUTIFUL photo and loveeeeeeee the colors and layers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Casey Wright said...

Wow! This is so beautiful and I love all of the colors :)

Vicky Alberto said...

beautiful project

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super gorgeous page. :)

Diana Waite said...

oh, my--THAT is gorgeous--LOVE all the detail...

Kylie said...

Think you have done Nic proud...i adore your colours and the cluster looks great

Luz Maria Bruna said...

What an adorable LO my friend!!

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful distressing, borders and nice job with the journaling block/book plate.

Tanya Tahir said...

this is sooo beautiful, such a great write up too, LG. I am a fan of Nic Howard's work too :)

Gégé said...

What's a beautifull layout!!!
Gégé from France

sandi said...

Wow! This is just absolutely gorgeous!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Love this layout LG! Neat post to read. I really enjoyed it. You should submit this layout to the BG gallery!

Keren Tamir said...

this is a very nice layout!! I love how you put on the embellishments!!