I have really been trying to stretch myself recently, to create with a challenge, or a specific idea in mind. Making myself try new things is really how I notice my art changing, growing, and my style evolving. I shared a layout a few days ago where I chose to use all neutrals. This layout, I decided to use black and brown together in the same layout. It used to be a hard-and-fast rule: NEVER wear black and brown together. I remember my mother telling me that many times when I’d try to wear a black belt with brown shoes.
That doesn’t seem to be the rule as much anymore. As I write this, I am wearing a brown shirt with a black design on it. So I decided to break this age-old rule and put the two colors together. When I got started, I realized the BasicGrey helped my along by breaking the rule too (and in one of my favorite BG collections, no less!). I used a lot of “Origins” to put this page together, with a few embellishments from other companies.
I have tried to use that Echo Park car sticker about 12 times, but it finally worked on a page. Since the photos are of the construction of our garage, it seemed to fit. Yay!
Have a creative weekend!