Have you seen this video over at PaperCrafter's Corner? Watch it. It might just change the way you look at scrapbooking.
First of all, I'm not much for layering. I'm always afraid of "overdoing it" so I tend to get the jist of my page down and then leave it be- afraid that adding just one more thing might push it over and make it a mess. But, after I saw Corrie Jones go through her entire process in a fast-motion video, somehow layering just clicked for me. She builds from the top going down which puts her photos center stage (which is how I prefer) and then adds little things here and there underneath them so they don't overpower them. For some reason when I thought of layering, I thought working from the bottom up, maybe that was why I was so afraid of it?
As soon as I watched the video I HAD to scrapbook, it was so inspiring. And this is what I got, arguably my most layered page ever.
I love everything about this page. You can see that I stuck pretty close to how Corrie laid her page out (I am sorta new at this, after all). I used my March Cocoa Daisy kit and then pulled a few older bits from my stash, just tucking in bits here and there until I was happy with it.
Another thing I got from her video was the multitude of different types of product she pulled from. She used lots of rubons (which I have a lot of but tend to just sit in the basket), she laid down gesso (for all you messy gals), etc. I have enough product to open my own scrapbook store so this is great to use more on each page.
I will definitely be incorporating layers a lot more now- no more flat pages for me! =)