I "met" Leslie S. (LCSmithSAVED) online in October 2010 during Lain Ehmann's Layout A Day Challenge and over the years we have developed a special friendship. She has helped me grow as a scrapper and has taught me some valuable scrappy lessons that I have applied to my own layouts. Leslie's CKC "audition challenge" was to create a self portrait layout.
Here is hers:
And here is mine:
The kraft bag from my July kit, "Rainbow Connection" includes strips detailing the
Scrappy Things I've Learned from Leslie.
Leslie's #1 Motto: Make the patterned paper work for you!
You can see that I implemented all of her techniques! Chevron stamped in black...check. Sun outlined in black pen...check. Tropical flowers fussy cut...check. Upper thread is orange. Lower bobbin thread is red, but you would never know it!
Leslie has such a great style and eye for pattern. We are so lucky to have her on our team. Check out her blog...you are sure to be inspired!