We hope you enjoyed the Stationary-Inspired weeks and come back to share your Jewelry-Inspired layouts by Sept 3rd! Who knows! There might be some new 'school shoes' in it for ya' ;)
Hello To You Back in Nebraska, Vicki & Cat!!! Say hi everyone!! They scrapped their IIM pages TOGETHER this week while visiting. What a cool treat to see you both framed on the blog to personally share your layouts with us! By Cat
Aude Touzot or "Audephil" as most of you know her by, is another scrapper who's family-focused pages always inspire me. I was lucky enough to get to know Aude 3 years ago on the ScrapMuse message boards. Her candid, full-of-life photos and "embellished/linear" design always speaks to how great a wife & proud mother she is. She's a modest one though! So please send big praises her way and lets turn those French cheeks red, she deserves it! Thank you so much Aude for joining us this week! Your work is lovely!
Donna turned a sheet of cork board into a canvas-like piece of wall art by treating it with gesso and green tint. This is a genius idea for these inspiring images and design picked up from a few magazines. Notice how the "weight" of the colors she used in each row lighten as they lengthen. This creates harmony between the all different images.
Need I explain? Sometimes the best ideas can also be the simplest. Delaney's twist of soft colors must be mentioned though. By choosing papers of the same subtle tones she was able to mix & match many patterns & colors.
This colorful, multi-tip highlighter would never have guessed it could inspire such a great design! Sasha pulled from it color, shape and even the child-like essence of it's daisy shape to make this dandy-lion digi page for her daughter's photos.
Cat brought the motifs in this notepad to life by hand cutting, then beautifully stitching a border around them. She added texture to the background with stamping and more machine stitched outlines of the same leaf design. Notice how by stamping a pattern on the title letters how much interest it adds. It is an inspiring work that decorates the two men in her life.
This entire set of stationary notes not only inspired her to use the design, it inspired her to USE them as a minibook for all her beachy, summer photos. Just a few tags and a little paint as "extras" and those note cards are fit for the coffee table to share!
This "thank you" card provided cool stripes and a slightly retro color combo for Vicki to use as her main background. She spiced it up a little with scallops & flowers as accents. Notice how the main color, blue, "pops" out and moves your eye around the page & to the photo.
These two pieces together inspired Christine's layout. The file folder for the layout's journaling & extra photos, and the notebook for the cover's colors. Seeing the function of the folder and reading all the snippets about her boy being 3 totally inspired me want to get back to the fundamentals and beef up my pages with plenty of pictures & details!
Christine also used the bright colors, book paper and random flowers as ideas to add to this 3 card set.
The three tiers (picture, shelf & desk) of our home office area inspired me to use 3 rectangles for my layout's 3 element (title, journaling & photos). I even broke up the photos into thirds as the desk drawers do to its whole. The off centered lamp is interpreted in the layout as the blue flower. The chipboard letters were originally pink. I knocked off the color with a few swipes of my sanding block then used Marvy Matchables ink to recolor them.
This file folder's cover design inspired the simple, rounded corners of the mat around the picture. I mimicked the pop of yellow with extra lettering and added dimension to the page by putting the photo on pop dots.
Being a teacher Jill receives a lot of thank you notes & cards of appreciation. This one she kept, for it's meaning... and lets face it, its cool design! She arranged her photos and pattern paper in a slender line like the card, but needed a place for her journaling as well. So after handwriting three paragraphs she ancored the text with pop dotted gold stars.