Monday, December 24, 2012

Milissa's Creative Process

Today is my turn to share with you my creative process.  I hope you have enjoyed all of the posts from the other Master Forgers about their process and their page kits and that it has given you a chance to get caught up a little.
 In previous blog posts I have shared the different ways that I create my kits so I thought I would discuss my process for creating a project.
 Generally, I try to clean up after each project.  My desk will usually look like this when I start off a new project. 


Okay, not completely  clean, but a nice open whole to work in.  The stack closest to the front is stuff that usually is an ongoing project, in this case cards.
 There is usually a starting point for a project - something that sparks my interest.  It may be a sketch, a new purchase I want to use, etc.



For this project, I am making two cards and one of them is for a lady that loves pink and bling so I have picked these items out of my stash as my inspiration. 



I also have these stamps that I want to use on the cards.  This is a new stamp company and I love the font and the borders on these stamps.  Now lets raid my scrap stash for some paper.



 I think this will be just the thing!



If I don't have a sketch or a challenge that I am working from, then I just kind of play around with the paper to make it work.  For this card above, it's hard to tell but the bottom stamp is actually double-stamped, slightly offset.  I like to that sometimes to make it look like it has a shadow. 



And here is the card that I started with.  I think she will like it.  I also dressed up the inside a bit. 



More sparkle!  And that is my scrappy process in a nutshell.  So do you have a system for how you scrap or do you just go how the wind blows?  I used to think I didn't really have a set way to scrap till one day it just clicked that I really always start the same way.  It was one of those "aha" moments.  I bet if you really think about it you have a process too!

6 comments:

  1. I am really enjoying the series you are doing recently on the creative process. I hope you will consider doing more of the same! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Tk You for sharing your process with us.

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  3. Tk You for sharing your process with us.

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  4. those cards are right up my street! Love them - mmmm. I agree with the clear desk policy to start off although I need to remove some of the stuff that hangs around on my desk all the time to give me a bit more space - I',m pretty hemmed in. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Ooh, I love the bling! I bet your friend loved her card. I have to start with a completely clear work surface when I craft or I'd be hopelessly overwhelmed by half way through! x

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  6. I like your scrappy space, and hearing about your creative process!

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