I thought it would be fun to do a bit of a summary of what scrappers are inspiring me now. And maybe look back next year and reflect. Because, see, I'm fickle. I guess I'm just an ordinary Gemini. But my inspiration changes constantly.
Here's who's inspiring me now. Ten scrappers. In alphabetical order. I've blatantly stolen the images of the layouts from the respective artist's blog/gallery:
I love Clair's photography. I love her quirky pages, her use of paints, the way she constructs her layouts, how they always look fresh and airy, the mix of vintage style papers she chooses and that gorgeous handwriting - my writing is too neat, I feel, so I love her less structured script. And she's Australian.
Iris Babao Uy
This is the first page that really drew my attention to this talented scrapbooker. Since then, I've bookmarked nearly every one of her pages. They're rich and textured. Again, she's a big user of vintage-style papers. I love the way she seems to effortlessly throw things on a page and have it look stunning.
I have admired Jill's work for a long time. She inspires me with her use of frames on her page. I think it was Jill's work that introduced me to using scallops actually.
Jolene continually comes up with new looking work. I love looking at her stuff. It never gets old. She's not averse to trying something new, and I love that. And she's Australian :)
I love the playfulness in Kelli's work. The vibrancy. The colours. The shapes she uses and how she cuts her patterned paper. Her work is bold. It's childlike sometimes. Innocent almost. And always playful.
To me, Linda is the master of the classy layout. The paper layering, the inking, the embellishing. All so perfect. This lady has been one of my favourite scrappers for such a long time, and I never tire of seeing her work. No wonder she's on a gazillion DTs.
This woman can colour match! She makes colourful layouts look easy. I never cease to catch my breath. Each and every layout she posts.
I have admired Lisa for a long while too. She makes beautiful boy layouts. I love her clustering and layering. And her use of a variety of fonts on a page. She uses dark backgrounds with such style. Many of her pages incorporate some kind of vertical element, which I admire as I tend to structure my pages horizontally. Mental note to self: try vertical this year!
Maria Grace Abuzman
Love this woman's style. And her personality shines through her pages. You have to expect the unexpected with this woman's pages. They're never predictable. I like that. Except for those big, bold, colourful titles! And her pages are just so, oh I don't know.... interesting!
Zina is by far and away my favourite Aussie scrapper. She blows me away with her work. Love the way she combines papers and colours. I love her handwriting, her doodling. Beautiful.
There you go! Ten of my favourite scrappers.
I'd love to hear about your favourite scrappers, and what it is about their work that inspires you. Do your favourite change with the seasons, as mine tend to? Or have you loved your favourites for eternity?