So one of the assignments in my gobi class at BPS was all about learning our “approach” towards layouts/projects. We created this tool to help us try different processes & then discover what approach really works for ME. I have been aware of my “approach” for some time now. I tend to start with pictures & their story, then design & product duke it out & last comes tool(s). SOMETIMES when I scrap lift or I’m inspired by something I approach with design. OTHER times I start with product just ‘cuz I love it & WANT to use it so gotta figure out a layout or project to fill this purpose. So anyway, the really cool thing about this “approach” assignment is that it took me out of my comfort zone & I had to create stuff almost backwards, but in the end I’m really happy with the results. I’m hoping this little approach hanger might become my creative block healer. Here are all the layouts I created during this assignment.
Design-product-tool-photo-story (fun, BUT had to go back to the drawing board a few times for the right photo):
Story-design-photo-tool-product (WAAAAAY, way hard for me; I pulled out my journaling handbook to help me out with journaling prompts):
Photo-story-design-product-tool (easier since follows my usual approach & wanted to created facing pg. from 1st layout):
Product-photo-tool-design-story (I wanted to make a workshop sample with this product so this killed 2 birds with one stone)
Tool-product-design-photo-story (I’ve been wanting to play with Tim Holtz distressed embossing powder so I chose that with his baroque stamp to start this.)
The last layout is meant to use our typical approach, which is still a work in process on my scrap table. I’ll post it when I’m done, just happy to have gotten some mojo back.
Hey. mj! I really love those cards. What a great idea to help determine your method. Class must be cool. 🙂 I especially like the “smile” layout. Love the design of the dear santa one. Looks like the class is going well. 🙂