Welcome to Friday! Leanne here, and I hope that you're all enjoying the start of your weekend, and maybe settling down to do some crafting :)
But sometimes, no matter how ready we are, and how badly we want to create, it just doesn't happen. Mojo deserts us. And for those times, there's CASEing. That's a term I've only learned since joining the SU sisterhood, but a concept that we are all familiar with: Copy And Share Everything!
That was my problem recently, I wanted to make a wedding layout with clusters of embellishments and, whilst musing on what I'd do, I bought my first magazine in over 12 months (honest, I've been so good, sticking to my free Pinterest!). I flicked through and immediately saw the perfect layout- great colours, composition, vintage but not too grungy... And I decided that I could spend hours wondering how to do my own, or I could just give myself permission to make myself one just like it. So I did, using as many scraps as I could, stamping my own paper, and drawing on my Thickers!
Here's the original, a gorgeous creation by Emilie Chamel, on page 40 of Scrap365 Aug/Sept:
And here's my effort- What do you think?!
So go ahead.
Give credit where it's due, and then shamelessly recreate somebody else's masterpiece. Why not? It's a ready thought-out project, planned, measured, and composed. You don't have to think, work out a colour scheme, or a title. Just go with what's there! And I promise it will either leave you with a finished item to be proud of, and a sated creative appetite, OR - even better - it might just kick-start your creative juices! You may end up with something nothing like the original, but that doesn't matter; Like sketches and challenges, let them inspire you into creation. And don't forget to thank your muse, and let them know how they have inspired you, because it'll mean a lot to them :)
Thank you for stopping by to see me; Do check back tomorrow and Sunday for our offerings, and link back if you CASE them so we can come heap glowing praise :)