I’ve been having a few thoughts and discussions about this idea for starting points. Someone pointed out it could be very cool to see what everyone makes if I don’t show the finished layout along with the starting point. I agree. But I also know some scrappers are more inspired by completed pages than partially-finished layouts. So I think I’ve come up with a solution: posting the starting point on Saturday and the finished page on Sunday. I’m going to give that a try!
So here’s a starting point for today, and it’s one that comes from a bit of diving through my basket of scraps and off-cuts. I selected several scraps in one colour scheme then rather than cutting them to purposeful sizes, I just took each scrap as it was (mostly in oddball shapes!) and cut it down to whatever rectangle was possible. That left me with some strips, some big boxes and some small boxes. Perfect. Then I just layered them all up at the bottom of the page. The cardstock background is the only full sheet I used and there are a few more scraps from these same papers that I can put to use as I finish the layout. I love layouts from scraps – it feels a bit like getting a bonus page out of all those older supply purchases, and it prevents overthinking when I start cutting the papers to size.
Now it’s your turn: take this starting point and recreate it (or something similar) with your own stash of papers. You can work in any theme or colour scheme. Finish the page from there and share it with us!
Stop by tomorrow to see the finished layout and some of my favourites from the last starting point too!03 September 2011