Our amazingly talented guest artist exposé this month is this sweet and fun lovin' gal...
My name is Rebecca Daly. I am 30-something and live in on a lake in the country 20 minutes south of Bonnyville Alberta with my husband and son. I have been scrapping since 2004 but it wasn't until my son was born in 2011 that I really started learning new techniques and becoming more exploratory in my scrapping process. I consider my style simple and fun. My son, Kyle (age 3), is my source of inspiration and as such create mostly masculine/childish layout.
SO LETS LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT HER....
I have always preferred being behind the camera rather than in front of it; however, since I now scrapbook, I take photos differently. Instead of saying that is a nice photo. . .I say "do I have papers or embellies to go with this." I am not your typical crafter as I do not have a scrapping space and I scrap on the kitchen counter.
My husband is very supportive and encourages me to keep my scrapping stuff on the counter for as long as I need to. My son is my biggest fan and needs to look at every layout/card I make and touches every aspect, he also tells me what he likes about each creation. I am fortunate that i have recently joined my very first design team and have had the opportunity to be a guest designer a half dozen times or so. I am constantly taking classes and learning new techniques to grow my skills.
HOW DO YOU USE SKETCHES?
I love how I can follow a sketch exactly or take it in my own direction!
It also depends on which photo I am using to determine which direction I will take the sketch.
by Rebecca Daly
Page Drafts Sketch for LCOM #91 by The Nifty Pixel
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SCRAPBOOK STYLE?I consider my style clean and fun. I like to get messy so am constantly playing with gesso, texture paste, paints and mists. I love using mixed media, clusters, and white space. I scrap mostly 12x12 layouts but will often create 12x24 layouts when working on albums as presents. I am forever learning new ideas (not always so successful) but always fun trying new things. I scrap from my view so years from now when my son looks back through the albums he will see the memories as I see them and he can see how much I love him.
'Away We Go'
by Rebecca Daly
Page Drafts Sketch for LCOM #71 by The Nifty Pixel
CAN YOU SHARE A LITTLE TIP OR TRICK WITH US?
I am constantly looking for ways to scrap faster (another reason I love sketches). So I am going to share a way to create banners quickly and is so easy it has literally saved me hours!
Cut/trim a strip of paper (however thick you want).
Take your square punch and insert the strip on an the angle making sure you keep equal distance on both sides of the corner angle.
Punch the triangle piece out.
by Rebecca Daly
Page Drafts Template #30.5 by The Nifty Pixel
Wow, thank you Rebecca for sharing such an incredibly effective technique, what a time saver!
If you would like to check out more of Beck's fabulous projects head over to her BLOG and say hello.
Thank you Beck for guesting with Page Drafts this month!