This is the final challenge in our Style Lounge series (and we apologise for any impression that we may have shared that last week was the last week!) because our last but certainly not least style is that of Louise Williams. We’re calling it modern vintage, because it’s a little shabby, a little vintage, often a heritage colour palette but with a definite modern, arty twist.
We would love it if you would join us in our last challenge, and emulate Louise’s stunning modern vintage style. Please send your layouts to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Wednesday 6th July for a chance to win our final prize pack!
Louise Williams best describes her style as "modern vintage" - lots of new goodies but with a softer, more aged finish and toned down colours. She loves to mix lots of different elements, textures and often adds some mixed media techniques for extra details.
As she's defined her scrapbooking style over the years, one of her biggest influences and favourite scrappers has been the uber-talented Ingvild Bolme. Well known internationally for her innovative techniques and unique style, Ingvild's work with Prima has always been a standout for her attention to detail and subtle mix of products.
Louise's first layout is full of the details she also loves to add to her projects - clusters of flowers, inking, distressing and a hint of mixed media for texture.
This second layout by Louise is very much her usual style - lots of layers, details and inking with clusters of Prima and a little bling.
This older layout of Ingvild's has always been a favourite of Louise's. The way the photos have been overlaid to make it look like they're walking up the road, along with the clever use of the streetlight stamps and flowers to seamlessly blend the digital with the physical adds a fairytale feel to a simply beautiful layout.
Another signature style of Ingvild's is the use of black and white, slightly over exposed photos with clusters of colour. The lack of colour in the photo draws your eye away from the surrounding colour to make the photo the focus. By repeating this lack of colour in the clusters of flowers, the whole page is tied together with subtle touches that are just perfect.
This stunning layout caught Louise's eye with the novel use of a diecut paper and the lacing - Ingvild started a trend that saw other artists lifting the idea and adapting it for their own work. The subtle use of lace, the black patterned paper and the stunning scroll overlays balance the page, added a masculine touch to what could have been an otherwise overwhelmingly pink page - just perfect for a picture of her gorgeous daughter and husband.
Finally from Ingvild is this vibrant, yet still slightly vintage layout. The black scrolls again balance the black and white photos but the touches of colour and small details lift the page and add interest and charm. Wings are a recurring theme in her work along with the fabulous Prima flowers. Thank you Ingvild for all your inspiration and for allowing me to share just some of your incredible work.