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!


  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!

  2. Tk You for sharing your process with us.

  3. Tk You for sharing your process with us.

  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

  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

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


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