Morning everyone, Piradee here. Today, we’ll be talking about finding scrapbooking inspiration in projects and scrapbook layouts that we see, or basically in anything in our day-to-day lives. In the latest special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, Simple Scrapbooks, I had the opportunity to scraplift this gorgeous layout by Jaime Warren.
Stunning by Jaime Warren, as seen in Scrapbooking with Fabric & Notions, page 64.
For my layout, I was inspired by the original layout’s use of white space, the border details, and the clustering of embellishments. I started by selecting two main areas on my layout in which to create my embellishment clusters, using one as the main focal area for the title as Jaime had done in her layout.
Sunshine Ghent by Piradee Talvanna, as seen in Simple Scrapbooks, page 27.
Then I thought, “Why not take my inspiration to the next level by scraplifting my own layout?” Drawing inspiration from the sun rays, I scraplifted “Sunshine Ghent” into a new layout. In this layout, the rays became the focal point, as I recreated a smaller version of the sun design using various patterned paper. It’s interesting to see how this time around, the layout look and feel turned out differently from the previous one, while maintaining the sun element.
Garden Delight by Piradee Talvanna. Supplies: Cardstock, chipboard alphabets, and adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper and stickers: Simple Stories; Wooden embellishments: Studio Calico; Trimmer: Fiskars.
Have you ever scraplifted yourself? Or have you seen something somewhere (in a magazine, on the bus, at a restaurant) that you thought was a perfect start for your next layout? And how similar or different did your layout end up being?
Thanks for stop by everyone, and don’t forget—inspiration is everywhere!