My studio is a mess right now. My desk is covered with the remains of my last projects. It's so bad there is no way I'd post a picture here.
Don't they say a cluttered desk is a sign of a creative mind?
That's what I tell myself anyway.
Several years ago when I was designing for Autumn Leaves, I created a scrapbook page for them that is still one of my favorites. I had decided to challenge myself to use only what I had laying on my desk. You know...the bits and pieces of other projects.
Here is what I came up with.
Wow, I had fun! I had old book pages, printed tissue, watercolored papers, stamped images, an old painted stencil, discarded paper cuttings...The trick to making it all come together is to stick with just a few colors...too many and it gets scattered looking. Also, give the crazy pieces some boundaries to stay within. See how I created the borders? Using a black and white photo helped keep the piece from becoming too over-powering.
I would LOVE to see some of yours!! Post a link!