We are so glad you stopped by today, it's Pinspiration Friday!
Then once a month we challenge our designers to use one of your creations as inspiration for a layout or card.
Inspiration Piece:Melissa Priest
Tonya says:I was really drawn to the clean and simple design of Melissa's layout. I simply decided to use her layout as a sketch and then added a few little extra details. As you can see I kept her grid of four squares. Loved the way that she had the photo just a touch bigger than the other three squares, I just placed my photo at a bit of a slant so that it coordinated with the strips at the bottom that I also placed at a bit of a slant.
Instead of the little banner piece that she placed in the upper left hand corner I used the felt rocket. For the vapor trail on the rocket I simply stitched it with my sewing machine and then embellished it with little tiny die cut stars. Just as Melissa did I cut my title out of one of the squares, I then backed my letters with glitter to make them stand out against the busy zigzag paper.
Inspiration Piece: Danielle Higginbottom-Brown
Danni's Interpretation and Thoughts:The design of this layout is so eye-catching and fun and I was instantly inspired. She is incredibly talented and there are so many details on this page while still looking very clean and beautiful.I was inspired by Danielle's design on her layout. From the circle elements, to the separating of the top and bottom panels, to the positioning of the title, it is just a fantastic design for layouts and cards alike.
I decided to interpret her layout design into a card sketch in Photoshop and love the results. This will be a go-to sketch for me in future designs, I just love the many possibilities.
I could not stop at one card with this fun design and know that you, too, will be inspired to pull out your supplies and create.
After cutting the quilt swatches I layered them with enamel dots, stitches, brads, and layered stickers. The new Alpha and Word stickers in this line are so fun and I loved the fabulous sticker for the sentiment on this card.
Find Your Wings & Fly: Up & Away patterned papers: Krafty Floral, Smile, Carousel, Admit One, layered stickers, enamel dots;MISC: Papertrey Ink scallop die, Martha Stewart butterfly Punch, Bazzill cardstock
On my second card, Ticket No. 3, I chose to interpret the circle
elements as butterflies. I tried to stay true to the design using an
upper and lower block of patterned paper separated with scallop trim. I
chose to use the beautiful enamel dots in this line
as well as hand-stitches to embellish the butterflies.
Find Your Wings & Fly: Up & Away patterned papers: Carousel, Be Awesome, Smile, Admit One and Krafty Floral, decorative brads, enamel dots, Alpha & Word stickers;MISC: Papertrey Ink scallop die, Bazzill cardstock, hand-stitching
On my last card, I chose to be a little more liberal with my interpretation, only creating 3 circle elements in a row. I wanted to create a card to layer the cute Admit One ticket paper in this line. The flowers were cut with my Cameo and then I layered them on tickets. I layered the tickets with scallops, leaves, and enamel dots.
All three of these cards were completely inspired by an incredibly
designed layout. The next time you like the design of a layout, try
sketching out the elements that inspire you and use them to design a
card or two after your layout.
Thank you so much Danielle for the amazing inspiration!
Inspiration Piece: Missy Whidden
Supplies:Boy Crazy:Mechanical paper, Geared Up paper,Diamonds paper,Point the Way paper, 6x6 Paper Pads,Decorative Tape,Felt Stickers,Sticker Accessory Sheet,Chipboard Elements,Decorative Buttons;Misc:Paperclip: Office Max,Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo,Adhesive: Tombow (tape runner), Scrapbook Adhesives (foam tape)
I loved this layout by Missy Whidden. I loved the fun colors, the great photo, and especially the Sunburst design element.
I really wanted to take the sunburst design element and expand on the idea for my layout. I started by cutting a large Sunburst shape with my Cameo and adhering it to my background. Next, using a diagonal design 6x6 paper sheet, I placed the paper with the diagonals going in the same direction as the Sunburst shape. Lastly, I digitally cut a smaller Sunburst shape and placed it on top of the diagonal paper. With these 3 elements, I created movement on the page to create an overall Sunburst design.
Thank you Missy for your fabulous inspiration! We look forward to seeing you in the MME Inspiring Pages and Cards board again!