Friday, January 12, 2018

Today we say Farewell to Leonie

So Today we say Goodbye to Leonie
Leonie has been with us for quite a few years and we are very sad to see her go. She is another of our design team who is an all rounder when it comes to scrapbooking. Her work is just wonderful and inspiring.
I have been going back over our blog looking for my favourite projects from each leaving team member to share, and it's been great fun and inspiring. We have had so many talented ladies on our Design Teams over the years. If you have time, make a cup of tea or coffee and wander back down memory lane, you won't be disappointed. I have gone back 4 years and there are so many amazing projects, tutorials, and inspiring ideas on show. But back to Leonie, I am sharing a few of my favourite "Leonie layouts". You still will see Leonie on our blog from time to time as a guest designer.

Leonie does mixed media layouts so well as you can see from the layouts below, but the layout above caught my eye, I love the way Leonie has composed her layout. So many elements to fit on one page - it would be easy to loose the photo or just end up with a mish mash of stuff, but Leonie has made this work so well - the photo pops from the page and everything fits nicely together. There is a real art to doing this kind of layout and this is a great example of how it can work so well.

 I really admire Ladies who can do mixed media on a scrapbooking layouts and still keep their photos as the focus. A lot of the time, the photo is just lost, but Leonie has made this work so well. A lovely layout for a gorgeous photo.

This layout of Leonie expresses the fun that I an sure the ladies in the photo have when they get together! I love the bright colours she has chosen. By adding a couple of flowers to her photo, she cleverly draws our eyes to her photo, which could have got a bit lost on such a busy background but now is the focus of the layout.

The black chipboard splats or star bursts look amazing. Also the chipboard random words painted orange really pop.

This layout from a few years ago, was another layout which caught my eye. It looks like a lot of fun with all the bubbles creating a frame around the photo. Another very cleverly done layout.

This layout is one of my favourite "Leonie Layouts". I love all the white space she has around the main part of her layout. By using a lot of black on her layout - she has been able to balance it against the white space. The touches of yellow really match the yellow in the photo and tie it all together and the yellow hearts and the black chipboard title are just the perfect touches.
We wish Leonie all the best for 2018 and beyond in everything she does. She will be sadly missed on our team as will all the ladies leaving us.
I only have three more to say goodbye to, then we can start welcoming the new team and get on with the 2018, which I know will be a year full of inspiration and creativity.
Please feel free to give Leonie your best wishes for the future.
Thanks for looking

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for you kind words Jane it's been an absolute pleasure to be on your team. xx