Do you re-do layouts?
Have you ever?
In the 14 + years I've been scrapping I have only ever re-done one layout.
For the most part I am happy w/ my layouts and even if I'm not 100% happy, I usually like it enough that I can put it away w/out any second thoughts.
Sometimes, after time has passed, I actually like the layout more! Almost like it just needed time to "marinate"...LOL!
So one "re-do" in over 14 years is pretty good I think!
Well, recently while I was cleaning and organizing my scrappy stuff and layouts I came across a layout that I didn't like...at all! And I thought maybe I would re-do it, but since that is not usual my style I filed it away and it just became a thought pushed to the back of my mind.
But then, as if the "scrappy gods" were talking to me, I stumbled across a "Do Overs" challenge at Scrapbook.com. The whole point of the challenge was to pick a layout you created and "re-do" it.
Hmmm.... how did they know???
So back I went to that layout and I pulled it out and set it aside for when I had time.
I wasn't going to stress about it if I didn't.
I signed up for the challenge in the beginnning of November and I attempted here and there to do something w/ it but everytime I would look at the original it would kill my mojo! LOL!
3rd week in, November still nothing! So I figured I would not be completing this challenge...
Then came Saturday, November 24th. On that day I had a vision in my mind of what I wanted to do w/ my layout. And so as I sat on the floor of my living room watching TV with my lap board and supplies (not my usual way of scrapping), my creative juices flowed and my layout came to life!
Here is my original (YIKES!):
And my "Do Over":
The original had a lot of unecessary journaling that took up half the page. I scrapped it in 2006 and I think back then I didn't know this thing called "negative space" and felt I had to fill up the layout! Not only is my new layout nicer overall, but I condensed the journaling to tell the main "story" w/ out losing the point.
Believe it or not I actually told the same basic story despite the big difference in journaling!
And yes, I used a lot of old product on here!
The newest items are 2 years old while everything else varies in years from 3 years all the way up to 10 years old!
I am so much happier w/ the new layout! And although I will not make this the norm. I won't feel so bad the next time I feel like I should re-do a layout.
I actually already have another in mind! LOL!