That venerable tradition where you STEAL (OOPS! LIFT! I meant lift!) an admired scrapper's work and make it your own.
Some would say you should give credit where due.
Others reply "It's JUST PAPER AND GLUE!"
As usual, my opinion lies somewhere in the middle.
|BEHOLD!!! The April True Xoxo Scraplift another team member design challenge!|
I chose Kimmie Jaster's Pancakes page and used DCWV Snapshot for this. My final scraplifted page didn't look like "me". I was so annoyed! I hit the side of the paper with my elbow by mistake and cue angel chorus- I had my page.
And there it lay. Waiting to come out at some later point.
|Kimmie's original page- sorry the photo is so small.|
I've never been accused of copying (OMG that sounds SO 4th grade!) but I've seen replicas of "my" pages in other people's galleries that were made BEFORE mine was and my question has always been:
Where the heck did I get that idea from anyway? I've never seen this page before.... have I?
TUN TUN TUUUUUUUUUUN!
If the page was made AFTER mine I think:
Am I REALLY so awesome that this random person would "steal" from me?
And my lizard hind brain answers:
"YEZZZZZ! YEZZZZ!!!! Zat izzz yourzzzzz!
Because I always have another ace up my sleeve. No, it's not an actual ace!
It's a state of mind.
|That comic book word bubble deserved it's own page!|
There is a giant sky-wide PIE of creativity so vast that there is plenty to share.
PLENTY TO SHARE.
So scrap lift away amigos!
If you mention me- awesome! I'll get over it if you don't.
GET OVER IT CHELLS!
But not if you're a retailer.
If I saw one of my pages or photos on an advert I'd be hella PISSED.
(AC Moore recently grabbed some Easter projects they spotted on Pinterest, smashed them onto one of their sales flyers then tried to say it was ok because they were "just for inspiration")
Shame on you retailer! SHAME!
Don't you have a creative services department?
Pay those crafty folks!!! They deserve it!
|LOVING the white lines on black Polaroid!!!|
There are so many fantastic designers on the team and the styles differ so greatly it would be a SHAME to pass this chance up.
So swing on by and have FUN!
OH! And before I forget! True Xoxo is also running a Blog Header design contest! It's a great way to showcase your work! After all, it's the first thing any visitor sees!
Swing by and check out the details!
|Neon- it's SO COOL!!!|