There is nothing more frustrating & disappointing than having an idea that you
can't see through into reality. It SUCKS & I KNOW you all know what I mean!!
I created this layout with the intention of entering it into this month's Prima
BAP challenge, but as I went along with it it just got worse & worse!!
Prior to getting going on this I had had a 10 day scrapbooking hiatus due to being away.
For me this definitely has a negative effect on my efforts. I guess it's like not going to
the gym for your daily workout for over a week, then going back again.
The first time is bound to be tough! So what to do??
1. Before starting on an important page create a tag or art journal page instead.
Consider it a "warm up"before the real thing. Like a bit of creative stretching
before the marathon begins. If I had done that I probably wouldn't have
created such a busy, unbalanced layout!
2. Accept defeat but finish off the layout for your personal album, just don't enter
it in the challenge! As you all know, Prima challenges are pretty competitive
& I really didn't think this layout did me any favours, but of course I am
happy to add it to my son's album, so all is not lost!!
3. Spend a bit of time online browsing your favourite blogs or Facebook Groups.
"Paper People"is a fantastic group of over 9 000 papercrafters from around
the world & the sharing there never stops so it is my first port of call if my
mojo is running low. If you're not a member request entry!
4. Restrict your colour palette, or if it is too late, use gesso to tone things down.
Gesso is an absolute life saver for me at times when I get too enthusiastic with
my colours. I have made up a watered down gesso mix into a spray bottle that
I use to literally "hose down" anything that ends up too loud & garish.
5. Whatever you do, don't throw away a page full of expensive supplies!
I have done that twice in 11 years, so really, it is an extreme action!!
I use a STRONG glue that is very unforgiving, as I am a decisive
& brave scrapper, but on these rare occassions when nothing is
making me like my work, I have to lump it & live with it.
6. Just like riding a horse & falling off - my best advice is to hop
right back on straight away! You've had your warm up now
after all & your second attempt is bound to be much better.
Mine was! (See yesterday's post!!}
Any other tips on how to rescue creative disasters?!?