Wednesday, 24 October 2007

A realisation

So I've been working on a page for the Papermaze blog (not going to be up till November but got to be prepared!) - I'm working on cat pages using some funky SEI papers. And I've realised that my current scrapping style just does not transfer very well to 8.5x11. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the page. I just think I haven't really learned the art of scaling everything down so that it doesn't look too big for the page. It is definitely a different animal to the 12x12 which is what I feel most at home with. On 12x12, there is all that wonderful space to be filled with whatever I like - mulititudes of photos, loads of embellishements, tons of journalling, great BIG titles. With 8.5x11 its more of a 'less is more' design - try to load it up or go big and it just doesn't look right. But I'm not going to give up - one thing I DO love about 8.5x11 is how quickly the pages come together - I got one done in a couple of hours without having to think about it too much, and I could definitely get used to that! So another learning curve begins...


  1. That is why o moved from 8 1/2 by 11 to 12 by 12!!! i love all of that space. I am sure the page will be cool though!! cannot wait to see it x

  2. I made the move from 12x12 and never looked back: I think we all have our 'size' in scrapbooking that we feel comfortable with. I can't imagine having to fill a 12x12 again!!

    Look forward to seeing your layout :)