I love the phrase "make it work". Being able to take an idea to fruition and have it come out exactly as planned is a fab feeling. Being able to repair a project gone wrong feels pretty good too. I think "make it work" also means that you can use products you wouldn't normally use in a style that fits you to a tee!
Brings me to my latest project, a new Webster's layout! Now, I use Webster's all the time. It works for me. Shabby and layered or graphic and clean...it works. I like to dabble between styles! I love that every single layout made by Webster's will be unique. Because if you look at it from your eyes, you will see elements in the designs that no one else does!
I have a couple of friends who are afraid of Webster's. The papers are too pretty to cut or the A-sides are too patterned! But, I think Webster's looks good on anyone, especially if you bring your own perspective to it!
Here is my page. I used Yacht Club papers, stickers, flower, journaling spots and buttons! I also used Webster's alphabet stickers for the title words in red:
It is not a typical Webster's page. It is absolutely MY version of a Webster's page! I started with a bright cardstock to add some white space, but still mounted that on bolder patterned paper. I integrated B-side patterns like the stars and the red gingham. Who doesn't love stars and gingham?
If you look, I certainly used the A-sides, but I used parts of the A-sides. I hand cut the rope-edged, tall journaling block. I included the flowers and the wheel. Those little touches, graphics and patterns you can't find anywhere else add enough detail and whimsy!
I even deconstructed a Princess Petal flower to make the sun up in the sky! I love the bit of texture it adds!
So, how have you made something work these days? I would love to see! I so love this hobby because everyone has a different eye and a different perspective.
We all "make it work".