Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Emily here with today's inspiration piece! I have a humongous Pinterest board filled with art and graphic design that I've so aptly titled "Artsy." This is my go-to board when searching for scrapbook inspiration. Today's piece appears to be a poster advertising some kind of festival...though I don't speak French, so I can't be too sure! There is so much I love about this, but most notably the white handwritten title and boarder, the ombre sunset, and finally the fantastic collection of bits and pieces flaring out from the bottom.
Joining me today is the insanely talented Patricia who used the poster to inspire a cute card! Here's what she had to say:
I haven’t done a card yet with the Treasure Map collection and when I saw Emily’s inspiration piece, I knew it would be perfect using one of the cards from the Journal Cards Pattern Paper. I trimmed the journal card so the outline of “Ahoy” really stood out with the loops from the rope and layered it with a darker piece of pattern paper. Similar to the inspiration piece with the objects at the top being the same color, this card is mostly blue with neutral colors of brown, off white, and grey. I repeated the arrows at the top with a few stars from Daily Flash Going along with the theme of the card “Ahoy,” I added the sticker saying “Chart Your Course By the Stars” at the top, and a small phase sticker at the bottom. Everything works together by the repeating colors, and chipboard pieces. The Treasure Map collection is so versatile with the nautical theme, this would make a great graduation card. Thank you so much Emily for the inspiration!!
I decided to use a more direct interpretation of the poster. As you may have noticed from my past layouts, I really like "stuff." I like filling up the space with little bits and pieces, just like the inspiration poster. I decided to create a layout about my son and all the little elements to represent his thoughts. My son is 20 months old, but he doesn't really talk. He only has a couple of words that he uses regularly, however when he was evaluated for speech, we were told his communication and understanding is actually above where it should be, save his verbal speech. I wanted to show in this layout that even though my son doesn't talk, he's got all these brilliant little thoughts in his head.
Whenever I create a layout that uses lots of embellishments, I usually pull out a bunch in each color and put them together almost like a puzzle. In this case I used a lot of chipboard elements (the arrows and the hearts and stars are my favorite), some pillow puffs, and lots of stickers and die cuts. These are from a big mix of October Afternoon lines.
I would love to see how you are inspired by this poster! Upload your layout to the October Afternoon Flickr gallery, post it on our Facebook page, or connect with us on Instagram via #octoberafternoon. Happy Tuesday, and happy scrapping!