Hi there! Emily here with today's inspiration piece! I knew that the fabulous Ginny Hughes would be joining me on this post today, and as soon as I saw this art in my "artsy" pinterest board, I knew it would be perfect for both of us!
First up, I will share Ginny's take on the layout. She says, "I was super happy when I saw the inspiration piece from Emily. It really fits my style, and I knew it would be a fun one! The first thing that grabbed my attention was the large text up at the top. I knew it would translate perfectly into journaling and a page title. I opted to turn the bottom half of the inspiration piece on its side to accommodate a 4x6 photo. I used mostly the Public Library collection for this layout. I think the primary colors work perfectly for a sports themed page."
I just love everything about this! The punches, the fun colors, all the little bits of goodness at the top. She did a fantastic job! When I chose this inspiration, I envisioned staying pretty true to the design. I planned on a big bold die cut title on top and lots of small die cut shapes and photos on the bottom half. Well, between then and the time that I actually made the layout, my laptop kicked the bucket, and I was basically rendered helpless! ;) No electronic die cutting, no access to photos other than those on social media, no photo editing programs. I may have actually had a small panic attack at my desk when I first started this layout, because there was absolutely no way that I would be able to create a layout like the one I had planned in my head. It's crazy how dependent I had become on my computer! So, this layout is a pretty bare bones, basic layout. No die cutting and no fancy journaling. I chose to use four different large shapes, one of which was the square photo. Instead of making the shapes solid, I created each using various embellishments. This layout uses probably 5-10 different October Afternoon collections. I had to dig way back into my stash for a few items! This layout is pretty old school. I actually used a mug to trace a circle to make that circle of stickers! In spite of my worrying and lack of electronic support, I feel like it turned out to be pretty fun.
I apologize for the poor quality photos. My replacement computer right now is a six year old MacBook that has seen much, much better days. The only program I have to edit photos is my totally awesome 2011 version of iPhoto! Hopefully you are still able to be inspired!! We would love for you to play along! Upload your layout to the October Afternoon Flickr gallery, post it on our Facebook page, or connect with us on Instagram via #octoberafternoon. Have a great Tuesday, and happy scrapping!