Meet Sharon

>> Tuesday, February 24, 2009

There is an art to scraplifting. We all do it; see a layout that we love and feel compelled to create a similar one for our own album. Scraplifting can be as simple as copying a page using the same products, colors, and themes. Or, with a little more effort and ingenuity, a scraplifted layout can become a page that is truly your own.

Meet my sweet friend, Sharon Solomons, from Australia. Sharon has a wonderful knack for taking a scraplifted page and adding her own special touches. She has a great eye for combining papers and accents to suite her photos and to enhance the theme of her page. She recently sent me some photos of layouts she created based on a few of my pages:



my page




Sharon's page
Supplies for "Birthday Girl":Patterned Paper: Making Memories Noteworthy; Ribbons: Making Memories and American Crafts; Stamps: Autumn Leaves; Rub ons: BasicGrey and Making Memories; Cardstock: Bazzill; Tab punch and stamping ink: Stampin' Up! (choc chip)

I love how Sharon has combined patterned papers and ribbons here. I especially love how she used the decorative-edged sheet on the bottom right corner, adding a bit of whimsy to her layout of darling daughter, Ava.



my page

Sharon's page
Supplies for "Santa Baby": Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; Chipboard letters: Lil Davis (painted with red Making Memories paint); Fabric letter & metal washer: Making Memories; Stitching rub-ons: Autumn Leaves; Chipboard arrow: Janet's Essentials (lss); Brads: Making Memories, Heidi Swapp and American Crafts; Flowers: Making Memories & Prima; Chipboard heart & clock: Heidi Swapp; Definition sticker: Making Memories; Ceramic bird: Craft Matters; Cardstock: Bazzill; Ink: Black Staz-On; Stamp: Autumn Leaves; Negative strips: Creative Imaginations

Here, Sharon worked her magic by taking elements from my son's soccer page and adding her own special touches to create a Christmas baby layout. Notice her one large photo instead of my four photo collage. Also, the addition of the flowers, heart, and clock make a nice gathering that is well suited for the theme of this layout. Because of these additional embellishments, Sharon moved her title over to the left side, helping to balance out the strong reds on the page.

Thanks, Sharon, for sharing your beautiful work. You take scraplifting to a new level, where the lifted page is just a blueprint...but the signature is all yours :)

3 comments:

Sharon Solomons February 26, 2009 at 5:46 AM  

Hi Mellette,

Thanks so much for your beautiful post about me!!

I've admired your work for years and believe you are a truly gifted scrapbooker. All your pages are just so beautiful and unique!!

Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration to the scrapbooking world.

Love

Sharon
(Your no.1 fan from down under)

BrookeB. February 26, 2009 at 3:38 PM  

Beautiful original pages and gorgeous lifts! LOVE both your work! Thank you for sharing!

Scrapbooking Ideas April 15, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

My spouse and I actually did a project like this a couple of weeks earlier, nevertheless this version simply looks stunning! I absolutely love the way the colors and embellishments are arranged in the page! The embellishments do a great job for this concept, and this definitely provides me with quite a few fantastic options to work with!

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