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Friday, February 16, 2007

Finding my *Inner Elsie*

A task that was none too easy, I might add!! This challenge was given by Katie (aka Kataroo). After looking at Elsie's sketches, I decided to give it a try. For the blog readers that don't know who Elsie Flannigan is, she is an artist who, for the majority, has left the scrapbooking world in awe of her one-of-a-kind and full of life creations. Her personality shows through in her layouts and has left her admirers wanting more. To see work from Elsie, check out her gallery on Two Peas. You can also read about her on her blog.

I am most definately not loving this layout it. It does not exude the personality and style that I had wanted nor does it give off that fun loving feeling. Looking at the finished product from a different view (and proper lighting - ugh!) the ric-rak is definately the wrong shade. Oops. C'est la vie. My biggest challenge was the title. So simple to some with its unkempt appeal, it was drawn freehand - - a first for me. No pencil, no erasers. (ok ... I started with them but gave in and just went with it) Just results. I don't feel that I have found my inner Elsie as of yet however, I shant be defeated!! My next layout I will become more Elsiefied!!! :-) tfl.


Barb said...

Melly, you are much too hard on yourself... your LO is fun and funky, with a touch of the classic signature-Mellisa look. Don't try to be anyone other than YOU because you have a GREAT style all of your own. Slightly Elsified works really well, imho. :)

Marlene said...

I love your layout Mell and the ric rac is great in that shade. And your title rocks - I thought it was a rub on at first.

Kataroo said...

I love this LO. I really think you should keep going with these, do a few more....and then you will have a bit of Elsie in your LO's when your not even trying.

Michelle said...

I love all the bits of ribbon...what a great way to use up scraps!