Hello readers! This is Laura here today with an inspiration image to share with you guys, and two pages based off it.
I pinned this image on Pinterest forever ago, and I have just loved it ever since. I love the gorgeous colors, the paint like brush strokes, and most of all, the great quote. I think there are so many directions you could go with this image. I've just been itching for the chance to use it as an inspiration piece. Thankfully, today is the day.
I decided I wanted to use the quote and make it serve as both the title, and journaling for this page. Being as there isn't really any action going on in my photogrpahs that needed explaining, I though it could work well.
One of my most favourite supplies is simply alpha stickers, you can just have so much fun with them, and I loved mixing and matching so many different fonts and colors to make the quote interesting. Knowing that my page was going to be quite busy I wanted a background paper that felt light and airy, and this bokeh "Focus" paper from Snapshots Daily Flash worked great.
I thought that the washi tape from the Girl Talk Daily flash line matched the inspiration so perfectly I just had to use it. It also helped visually "ground" some of the words, and helped this busy page feel a little more cohesive.
I'm pretty sure these great stickers from the Travel Girl line are one of my all time favorites; I just love the soft blue color, and thin red outline they have. I also wanted to point out something very unusual for me, and that is that this is almost a completely flat layout apart from the one tiny enamel heart. I'm not sure I've ever made such a flat page, but I still love it :)
I have the amazingly talented Patricia with me today, to share her take on the inspiration image. Here is what she had to say.
"The repetition in Laura’s piece instantly caught my eye, then the color, then the paint strokes, and last, and I think the post impactful part of the design for me, the way the words were placed. I used strips of Apple Cider and Public Library pattern paper and washi tape for the lines of repetition and then used the Everyday roller stamps and Public Library Tidbits placed along the edge of them. I stopped about 3/4 down the layout, and then placed my small photos in a row, also adding to the vertical repetition of the lines. I broke up the lines a little with stitching, more die cut shapes, Public Library stickers, Daily Flash stickers, chipboard, and tin pins, and Apple Cider stamp."
I just love her page, don't you? So many amazing details.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope that you feel inspired to get crafty too. Please share your projects on our Flickr group, and use the hashtag #octoberafternoon on other social media platforms so we can see all your awesome designs!
Have a great day!