Hi there! Emily here with your Tuesday inspiration! One of my favorite methods of discovering fun inspiration on Pinterest is to do a general search for graphic design. This will include both genuine artwork (for the sake of art), as well as posters, ads, and other types of graphic design. I stumbled upon this poster and knew it would be perfect for a layout:
Source: From Up North
First up, we have a layout from Mandy, who says, "I was really excited to be paired up with Emily for this challenge and couldn't wait to see what she would choose for an inspiration piece. When Em shared this ad I thought it was totally cool & up my alley… my 2 favorite colors, pretty simple, and bold so how does it inspire me to to create a project? I chose to use the color combination with a pop of pink and an enlarged photo as the main focus. I added bits and pieces from a few different October Afternoon lines including: Midway, Witch Hazel, and Travel Girl. This was a really fun inspiration piece to work with! Thanks Emily! ~MK"
I love how Mandy used the Ferris Wheel as her circle and included the green and black color scheme. In fact when I look at the two pieces, they are very clearly related, even though her overall design differs from the inspiration. Her interpretation is so different than mine, which is what I love about using inspiration pieces when creating a layout. She and I saw the same poster, and came up with two very different layouts!
I don't often copy a design outright, but I loved the design of this ad so much, that I basically stole it and used it as my own! I used my die cutting machine to cut a large circle out of two different pieces of patterned paper from the Public LIbrary line, and then I split them both down the middle and reconnected them using the opposite piece of paper as the center as the circle. Clear as mud? Perhaps a picture would help!
I was in the mood for a monochromatic layout, so I added lots of fun blue embellishments from various October Afternoon lines to finish off my layout.
If you were as inspired by this graphic design piece as I was, I 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!