Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Guided Study Critique Workshop, Part 4

I'm playing a little catch-up today, posting the final layouts I made for my Guided Study Critique class. Since I have four pages to share, I'll keep the comments short and sweet.



We critiqued this page in the live webinar. Everyone enjoyed my husband's goofiness. I think this is the page where someone mentioned enjoying my "quirky" style. I never thought of my scrapping as being quirky, but I know she meant it as a compliment. Maybe I should embrace quirky?


The assignment here was to make a page with purposeful placements that create alignments of image, embellishment and text. I took that to heart, maybe too literally. I like the page, but it is a bit stagnant and boxy.


We happened to snag front row seats for an outdoor July 4th concert of the Detroit Symphony with conductor Leonard Slatkin at the podium. It was a magical evening of music, and a photographer's dream come true for Phil. I put my Silhouette to good use!



Finally, a page about my 15-year old cat and the care she requires these days. A little high maintenance for a cat, but she's doing well so it's worth it. The topic was color, and the assignment here was to make a page with multiple colors, with variation in value as well as color.

If this arouses your curiosity about the class, there will be a new session starting in January. You can find information about it here. My blog friend, S, recently posted a very nice review of her experience that you can read here. Maybe I'll see you in class!



14 comments:

  1. Great layouts, love the sihouette stars on the third one

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  2. Fantastic layouts! Quirky = FUN! :>) I always enjoying seeing your layouts - they are so colorful & y'all do have such great times!

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  3. Great layouts. The first is my fave. I like that you have 4 full photos and they really grab your attention. I think you always have just the right balance of embellishments. Love the title of that one too.

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  4. Great pages! Particularly like 'Jollys' and the placement of your wood embellishments. Hope Lucky stays well.

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  5. These layouts are fabulous. It looks like you learned alot from the class. I like the Jolly's page..you are too hard on yourself. Love the lettering and the arrows

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  6. Amazing work again, Sue!! I don't think quirky is the right word for your style though. You have a great design element to your pages and they are always very "clean". I love looking at the way you place your photos and embellishments, to create the perfect page!

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  7. Love all your layouts... and you always chose thE best pp to work on!!! hugs...xoxo

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  8. Some more great layouts!! I love the title Fall Haul!

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  9. Well, Sue, I think you still have a way to go to get to Quirky, but I can see subtle differences in your layouts lately where you are experimenting with your style. I still have a few tweaks to do to my pages before I can post some more - I will let this post serve as a nudge to get back to them. And one way I can tell that the class had affected me is that I really, really appreciate the white space on your Jollys layout. I can't wait to January!

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  10. You know, Sue, I see quirky as a good thing scrapbooking. To me it means fun!
    And I think your pages are always well designed with fun elements thrown in. Like the stars in your Salute to America page. Love those!

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  11. This sounds like a fun class. I love all of your pages although I have to say that the first one really made me smile with the funny photos. :)

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  12. I love all of your layouts! Very well done! I consider your style clean and simple, with a touch of whimsy. I see whimsy especially in "The New Normal". I think sometimes the whimsy in your layouts comes from your upbeat patterns. I have seen changes in your style, but not a drastic change. I'm not sure I'm ready for a class like that. I would probably be in tears on a daily basis! lol I will go over and check S's post though! tfs!

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  13. These are great pages! Looks like you are settling in with your Silhouette. :) This course does sound great. Don't think January is the right time, but I'll keep my eye on it. Maybe someday!

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