Hey guys! Did you catch the reveal last night? There were quite a few new items added to the Studio Calico shop as well!
One of the things we (the CT) decided to do for the August gallery was to pick a member and do a lift. I immediately chose Maria Lacuesta also known as Analogpaper.
She's been on my radar lately and her gallery has no shortage of inspiration. I couldn't choose just 1 layout to lift so I decided to use her style as my inspiration. Everything in my August gallery has hints of Maria's style.
With this layout I was inspired by her use of Silhouette cuts and the fun bits she adds to her layouts. I love her use of white space and she always adds just enough embellishment to make it interesting yet it all remains wonderfully simple. You can view her full layout here
Of course she was my inspiration for my Project Life spreads as well.
I'm a big fan of using 6x8 photos in the Handbook. Maria is as well. I really love the little creative touches she adds to these larger scale photos.
I wanted to get to know Maria a little more so I asked her to answer my Currents. Let's see what's she up to.
Eating - Ramen! Glorious ramen with broth boiled over high heat for over 10 hours. Even on hot days. Even though I get it all over my shirt when I slurp up the noodles.
Drinking - Have you seen the crazy Limon-Pepino Gatorade? It's a little weird and I don't even know if I like it, but I can't stop drinking it.
Reading - Dark Places. Gillian Flynn definitely writes a good page turner.
Watching - So, as of today, I've watched the entire Fringe series 2.5 times. Is that embarrassing?
Listening - At this moment, Cocteau Twins! Makes me happy while I work :)
Loving - My small format Project Life album. Since switching over to the 6x8 size, I've been much more inspired to work on it. I love being being able to throw together a layout without stressing too much. And I especially love including full page photos. It took a lot of experimenting, but I finally have a nice rhythm going with Project Life and I'm officially addicted.
Loathing - Choosing what to wear. Gone are the days when I would have a new cute outfit everyday. Now, if I find something I like, it becomes my uniform for weeeeks. This summer, I'm all about the maxi skirt, tank, and chambray shirt (for when it gets chilly).
Making - Analog-Paper.com, my new website! My old blog was more of a design exercise as I learned how to code, but this new site is truly a labor of love as I'll be sharing a little bit more about myself, the way I work, and trying to cultivate a happy life. Keeping it real is definitely kind of scary, but I'm looking forward to the challenge and I know it will be a rewarding experience.
Thanks Maria! Keep on doing you thang and we'll keep on being inspired!