Happy Monday everyone! Suz here with you today (along with the lovely and talented Mou!) We are starting to see signs of spring here in the States, and are enjoying the longer days of daylight too. We hope you are having lovely weather where you are in the world as well!
Here is today's Designer's Challenge/inspiration piece to get your creative juices flowing just in time for spring and Easter:
Mou created an adorable bookmark for this challenge and here is what she had to say about it:
"Blurb: I loved the little lamb in Suz's inspiration piece! I wanted to design a bookmark around the lamb I found on the slightly older October Afternoon collection, Farm Girl 12 x12 paper Milk Pail. I started by adding bits and blocks of patterned papers from Public Library, Travel Girl and Daily Flash Girl Talk collections, layered various wash tapes, and stitched them in place. I added some Daily Flash Apple Cider Pop Drops hearts and a brad. Finally, I punched a hole and tied a ribbon from my stash to finish."
I love how she incorporated so many little details on the the bookmark and several patterns of OA washi tape!
I have to confess, I had a bunch of creative ideas that involved soft and cuddly, lovely little things (lambs, baby animals, etc) but then the DT kits arrived with Treasure Map last week and I immediately wanted to get scrapping with it. So I took pieces of design elements from the inspiration piece and got to creating!
In truth, I did pull some design elements from the inspiration piece; the red, the ombre blues, the heart. the "gallon, quart, pint" principle of design ;) So, I think it goes to show that inspirational pieces are just jumping off points for creativity and one can use any or all of the piece for inspiration!
If you decide to take on this challenge, please share with us here on the blog, on the OA Facebook Wall, or on Twitter (@oct_afternoon) and Instagram @octoberafternoon. Please tag me @SuzMannecke so I can see and use the hashtag #oadesignerchallenge
Have a fantastic week!
Suz & Mou