This week we look at the simple, arty style of Louise Nelson. Her work is characterised by white space, small (often black and white) photos, and a unique dash of mixed media eclecticism! We would love to see your interpretations of Lou’s fabulous arty style. Please send in your layouts to email@example.com by next Wednesday 22nd June for a chance to win a prize pack of arty goodies!
Louise finds it hard to describe her style, but when she asked her creative friends they helped her out by saying that they thought it was Simple and Arty, sometimes with a touch of whimsy, and just a little bit unique with her use of eclectic elements, oh and a definite preference for using small single photos, and the 'use of white space'.
For this particular layout Louise has most definitely showcased her love of white space. She has also incorporated the use of string to create simple but effective embellishments. They add a wonderful touch of texture to what might otherwise be a simple and bland layout to look at.
For this particular layout Louise has incorporated her love arty mediums and a touch of whimsy. The background to the photo [which was taken by talented fellow team member Danielle Quarmby, as was the photo used on the first layout] was created with the use of gesso and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
Louise has added long free flowing strands of machine stitched threads to the stamped butterflies which creates wonderful visual impact [and if you are wondering, Louise painstakingly glues down these threads by using a tooth pick with tiny dobs of fast clear drying glue]. Louise tells us she is a little obsessive about some things in her scrapbooking and this is one of them!
It isn’t often that Louise will create an OTP project however she was inspired to do so for this brief. Louise is continuously inspired by her Scrapbooking/creative idol Caroline Rondel, who creates the most glorious mini albums! And it was from these that Louise took inspiration. Louise wanted to create something special for her scrappy bestie's birthday so she thought she would use this brief as a means to create a special gift for her.
Originally Louise was going to create and decorate a gift box, however she took this idea one step further and has created what she calls a 'Gift Sandwich'. Louise has wrapped up the soft elements of her gift in decorated tissue paper and sandwiched it between 2 decorated pieces of chipboard.The idea being that her scrappy friend can then create a mini album from these 2 decorated boards.
Louise included extra elements; [vintage doilies, colour coordinated cottons, Prima butterflies and birds etc.] so that her friend could decorate the mini book pages with coordinated embellishments.
We’re thrilled to also share some of Caroline Rondel’s work here. As you can see like Lou’s her influence is also minimal but beautifully arty. Thanks Caroline for allowing us to show your projects.