I'm not generally a believer in reworking art or scrapbook pages. When it's done, it's done. But the question does come up from time to time, and I do on occasion, break my own rule.
I loved this photo and this single-page scrapbook layout of my beautiful daughter-in-law, Jessica, capturing a sweet moment when she received the musical snow globe that I gave her for Christmas. (She loves music boxes and she loves snow globes, so it was the perfect gift and so worth immortalizing!)
I followed a sketch from Sketch Inspiration and planned to stick pretty much to the design, which I found quite nice, well-balanced, and perfect for my singular photo. Although, I did flip a few things, as you can see.
After submitting the layout in the weekly contest, I kept thinking that it needed something "more"...even though my fellow scrapbook artists commented on how much they loved its simplicity.
I tried to resist the urge to re-do, but I couldn't help myself...I just had to do it!
Perhaps it was because I needed to re-do the tag (wrong date); perhaps it was because Jessica loves to be "fancy" and the page screamed for more embellishments. Maybe I just didn't love the random bird in the upper right corner... Why ask why?
The fact is that I did re-work the layout...mostly with some gorgeous sparkly snowflake rub-ons.
I also "popped" the top photo by drawing a white line around it.
What do you think? Was it worth the re-do? Here are the two scrapbook pages side-by-side...
I would love to hear your opinion. And do you ever re-do?