Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Ugly Planning


I pimped this month's box heavily... and by 'heavily' I mean I put lots of 'me' into it. I wanted to create a Cambs Planner Con 'vibe.' At least, this is how I hope the next weekend is going to feel like. Lots of planner stuff, happy people enjoying themselves whilst chit chatting about stationairy.



 I discovered that trying to create 'ugly' drawings and planner spreads usually turn out into the most unexpected pretty things. I even made up a '#' named 'ugly planning' on instagram, just to see what happens.



From this month's box I took a 12x12 paper and started using all of my highlighters and felt pens I could find. I honestly didn't have a clue what I started... I just began drawing everything that popped into my mind. variations from abstract shapes to little thingies. At first I thought 'this is going to be a disaster' but I kept on going and filled the whole 12 x 12 page with my own drawings. I felt like a little child again LOL, using Anna's design as a canvas. A canvas doesn't have to be blank at the beginning... it actually helps you start elaborate your drawing.





I cut my canvas into dividers and pimped them even more with Anna's tabs. I had four tabs and I had no idea which titels I would stamp onto them since I am not that busy. Then I thought... does tabs really need an importend title? I think not! I love the fact that tabs are just simply in my planner, looking pretty and give some extra dimention. I put some teeny tiny stickers on them. Look at that busy bee :) btw My newest obsession is zipper planners... they remind me of little suitcases... just so darling!


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Planner Spread

Hello lovelies! This month I wanted to share another planner layout, this time featuring items from a past Brimbles Box - I don't know about you, but I always have bits and pieces left over and I love pulling them out and making sure they're shown a lot of love!

As always, I have a process video available for you, should you choose to watch it, otherwise read on for more photos and thoughts on my process!

I wanted something bright and happy for this week - looking at pages like this reminds me to be positive and to focus on the good things.

When putting these pages together I began with the die-cut pieces from the box and then started pulling my colour scheme from there. Obviously, the brightest objects were the popcorn and hearts, so I used the beautiful pinky-red colour and yellow colours in my washi tape borders as well, to help balance it all out!

I've used dimensional stickers - like enamel dots - in my planners many times before with little ill-effect. Maybe it's just being a tactile person that makes it okay for me? Still, I love having that little bit of height in my layouts to give it a bit of variety and make it stand out!
As always, if you wish to connect with me on social media, you can find me on Instagram and on Youtube and I'd love to chat with you!

Until next time, happy planning!
Stef xx