Welcome to Tuesday Inspiration. One way I find inspiration is from the products themselves. One product I wanted to really play and get creative with were the Summertime Stamps.
My first idea was to stamp repeating images in a row, then as I played with them, I loved the stamps being stamped randomly at the top of my layout, which then inspired me to use some paint. I spread my paint with an old credit card, then added another layer of paint with a heart brayer. I used a grey ink for most of the stamps as part of the background, and then used black ink for the images or phrases I wanted emphasized.
Since my layout had the stamped strawberries, the Summertime Memory Card with the strawberry was perfect for adding my typed journaling about saying goodbye to Summer. I carried the theme and the colors down the layout.
To bring more color and texture to the top of the layout, I fussy cut the lights from the Backyard pattern paper and adhered with pop dots, then added some chipboard arrows for repetition of the arrows at the bottom.
To finish off the layout, I added more embellishments to go with the carefree look.
Hope you will take a look at your products and let them inspire your next project. Share your project with us by uploading to the October Afternoon Flickr gallery, post it on our Facebook page, or connect with us on Instagram via #octoberafternoon.